Wood flooring continues to rule the roost with American homeowners. According to new surveys just released by the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen & Bath Association, wood flooring is ranked in the top 10 of ‘most wanted features’ in homes for 2016. The reason is easy to see. Wood flooring infuses homes with warmth, character and timeless style, especially in kitchens with stainless steel appliances and stone countertops. Here’s how design pros on houzz.com transformed three such kitchens with Mannington floors.
Mannington’s Restoration Black Forest Oak laminate flooring (Fumed color shown) softens the look of this Boise, Idaho, kitchen by Clark & Co. Homes with its large expanses of white ice granite countertops. Black Forest Oak combines the rich grain of oak with the deep, yet subtle, character of wire-brushing for an authentic wood look.
This Columbus, Ohio, kitchen (by M/I Homes of Columbus) balances contemporary design elements (stainless appliances, pendant lights, faucet, cabinet hardware) with the rustic charm of Mannington Restoration Chateau laminate flooring (Natural color shown). The designer didn’t name the color and I think it could be either). Chateau is a beautiful weathered, antique maple look with amazing detail ingrained in each plank.
Robert Thomas Homes serves up a sophisticated mix of texture in this Plymouth, Minnesota, kitchen. Stone, stainless steel and nickel decor is beautifully paired with cream-hued cabinets, woven wicker barstools and Mannington’s Hometown Lexington Hickory hardwood flooring (Appaloosa color shown). With edges darkened slightly to enhance the character of the wood, Hometown Lexington Hickory is subtly distressed and hand scraped which gives it a unique, time-worn look.
Want to make your kitchen really cook? Follow Mannington on Houzz where we compile the best looks posted by design pros from around the world into themed idea boards that will help you zero in on the style best suited for how you live