Open Range Wins Specialty Flooring at NeoCon

Open Range Wins Specialty Flooring at NeoCon

Mannington Commercial asks the burning question: can a rubber tile offer a good facsimile of the open range?

Gray rubber tile flooring with the look of real wood in corporate dining room

For trail-hardened cowboys, I suspect the answer would be no. But the judges at this year’s Best of NeoCon competition were certainly charmed by the concept, awarding Mannington Commercial’s new Open Range line Gold in Specialty Flooring.

Open Range Flooring in reception area

In some respects, Open Range does what LVT does at a more-affordable price point, offering the look of a natural material (in this case, wood) with the long-life, durability, hygiene, and clean-ability of rubber. The achievement here is in capturing “incredibly realistic rustic wood visuals in a hard-working rubber plank.”

A locker room with cubbies and massage tables and gray rubber plank flooring that looks like weathered wood

Open Range duplicates the rich texture and variations of natural wood. Tonal differences vary from plank to plank, suggesting the shadows and highlights displayed by, say, the weathered planks on aged barn siding.

Open Range in library gray tones

Mannington Commercial’s proprietary rubber curing process results in an extremely durable and hard-wearing product. It retains color, resists indentation and cracking, is highly scratch- and scuff-resistant, and is quiet underfoot. The rubber planks also feature an innovative integrated wax: Open Range never needs to be waxed, stripped, or finished. And the collection is FloorScore certified for low emissions.

Open Range floor with tables, chairs, bookcase, conference room in the distance

12 colorways are available, with evocative names like “Bronson,” “Coburn,” “Cooper,” and “Eastwood.” Find our more at Mannington Commercial.

Leave a Reply