10 Kitchens With Vinyl Plank

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Between the spills, splashes, and constant foot traffic, kitchens need floors that are strong enough to endure it all. That’s why you should install vinyl plank. There are several benefits to vinyl plank: waterproof, scratch-resistant and easy to clean are just a few. Not only that, but it comes in a variety of styles, colors, and formats, making it easy for homeowners to incorporate it into their home seamlessly. Read on to see how 10 Mannington customers incorporated our vinyl plank into their kitchens. 

Sarah installed ADURA®Max vinyl plank in her kitchen and not only did it complement her décor but her lifestyle as well. She says: “If you have kids, dogs, live in the country, and are all around just tough on floors then yes I would absolutely recommend it. This specific color also hides dirt and all the stuff if you are against sweeping on the daily like me!”

Photo Credit: @fournorthfarmhouseFlooring Details: ADURA®Max | Seaport, Color: Surf

ADURA®MaxAPEX vinyl plank in Aspen complements these white marble countertops and white cabinetry perfectly. Not only does it look great, but it’s also easy to install as well. 

Photo Credit: @nat4manningtonFlooring Details: ADURA®MaxAPEX | Aspen, Color: Timber

When we spoke with Jennifer Toth, she had this to say about her vinyl plank flooring choice: “We chose this flooring primarily due to having two 100lb Chocolate Labradoodles! When we researched the different products that we could use for flooring, we found that this Mannington product stood up better than any other on the market. Not only for the high traffic but also spills, etc. It is so easy to maintain and looks beautiful in every room of our home.”

Farmhouse Style Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @lilredranchFlooring Details: ADURA®Max | Aspen, Color: Alpine

ADURA®Flex vinyl plank in Dockside is a great choice for a modern, farmhouse kitchen, adding just the right amount of color and contrast to a mostly white kitchen.

Photo Credit: @justplainjillyFlooring Details: ADURA®Flex | Dockside, Color: Seashell

The coloring of our ADURA®MaxAPEX vinyl plank in Napa Barrel flooring creates a gorgeous color palette with the white cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances and light fixtures and blue stools. 

Photo Credit: @mouldingmillworkFlooring Details: ADURA®MaxAPEX | Napa, Color: Barrel

When we spoke to Cameron, he let us know his flooring choice requirements: “It had to be durable enough to stand up to ski boots and our two dogs and impervious to melting snow and general messes.” Months later, and after a lot of heavy foot traffic, Cameron says his Mannington floors are holding up beautifully. “We’re happy with our choice. Ease of installation, durability, general look, and feel – these floors are fabulous, and we get compliments on them regularly.”

Photo Credit: @cmshepherdFlooring Details: ADURA®Max | Aspen, Color: Lodge

Can you believe that this is an Airstream? Our ADURA®Rigid vinyl plank flooring in Heritage was not only the best choice for this airstream because it’s stable in wide temperature changes, but it was also the perfect complement for this bohemian styled space. The length of the planks also helps the small space appear longer. 

Photo Credit: @mavistheairstreamFlooring Details: ADURA®Rigid | Heritage, Color: Buckskin

For this farmhouse kitchen, you can’t go wrong with ADURA®Max vinyl plank in Aspen. This European oak plank has exceptional color and detail and highlights natural cracks, unique knots and fine graining found in real wood – making it the perfect fit for this style.

Photo Credit: @farmhousegrayFlooring Details: ADURA®Max | Aspen, Color: Alpine

This kitchen needed a serious renovation and Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was up for the challenge! Taking it from old and outdated to new and modern, we think our ADURA®MaxAPEX vinyl plank in Charthouse was the perfect addition.

Kitchen Renovation Before & After
Photo Credit: Kowalske Kitchen & BathFlooring Details: ADURA®MaxAPEX | Chart House, Color: Deck

Our ADURA®Max vinyl plank in Dockside is a stunning addition to this kitchen and provides the perfect amount of texture and color. 

Photo Credit: @itsemilymossFlooring Details: ADURA®Max | Dockside, Color: Sand

Do you want to install vinyl plank floors in your kitchen? Find ADURA®MaxAPEX, ADURA®Max, ADURA®Rigid and ADURA®Flex vinyl plank floors by visiting a local Mannington retailer today or learn more about which member of the ADURA® vinyl plank family is right for you!

Style Spotlight: Park City

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Say hello to our latest addition to the Latitude Collection, Park City. Featuring six light, airy, and sophisticated colors, this stunning hardwood features a premium sliced face white oak and comes in 7 1/2″ wide planks with extra-long lengths up to 7 feet. Read on to learn more about Park City and its inspiration.

Hardwood Flooring
Flooring Details: Park City, Color: Wintry


Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful, snowy mountainscape. That’s what we were envisioning when designing this crisp floor. We were inspired by seasonal getaways to the mountains in Utah known for wintertime sports like skiing and snowboarding. Park City floors embrace the beauty of nature with the perfect amount of natural graining and knots.



Décor Styles

Homes styled in Bohemian and Nordic/Scandinavian styles were made for Park City. Bohemian-styled homes are a great match for Park City as the floors will nicely complement the rest of the house’s worldly décor. Watch the video below to see how well Park City pairs with these home interior styles.

Color Palette Recommendations

With six flooring color options to choose from, each one pairs well with other neutrals and warm tones like camel and dusty rose and cool tones like navy blue and green. This color palette is simple and clean, while still allowing you to add in pops of color.


Shades of Hardwood Flooring
Flooring Details: Park City, Color (Top Left to Right): Alpine, Olympic, Snowcap,
(Bottom Left to Right): SundanceWintrySummit

Styling Tips

When styling a Bohemian home, use décor that is rich in color, texture, patterns and different shapes, all will bring out the natural beauty of the floor. Try pops of neutrals, camel, green and dusty rose as your color palette and use greenery and flowers throughout the space to embrace the flooring’s natural elements. For texture in furniture and décor, think rattan, wood and macramé. To incorporate patterns, which is a must in a Bohemian styled home, use Persian, Turkish or geometric rugs and throws. Remember, a Bohemian home embraces travel and global adventure so your pieces should be colorful, exciting and interesting. Check out our trend board below for inspiration!

Hardwood Flooring Trend Board
Flooring Details: Park City, Color: Summit

Park City floors are sure to turn your home into the peaceful getaway that everyone deserves. Find Park City or other Hand-Crafted flooring by visiting a local Mannington retailer today.


6 Steps You Need to Do Before Starting a Home Renovation

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If you’ve been living in your home for a while, it’s probably time for a renovation. According to Kowalske Kitchen & Bath, outdated décor and a lack of storage are two of the most common reasons why homeowners decide to renovate. They would know! Kowalske Kitchen & Bath has been in the design and construction business for more than three decades and are known for their stunning home transformations.

bathroom renovation before and after
Photo Credit: Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
Flooring Details: 
ADURA®Max Vinyl Plank | Dockside, Color: Seashell

We talked to Christina Kolb, a designer at Kowalske, to get expert tips on how to start a home remodeling project. From hiring the right people to honing in on your vision, you’ll learn what it takes to ensure you are creating the home of your dreams with these six steps:

1. Create an Inspiration Board 

You can’t start any project without a little inspiration. There are plenty of places to look for ideas—magazines, Houzz, Pinterest, your travels, and even your neighbor’s house. Save pictures of everything you like, from layouts to cabinetry, counters, lighting, and colors. The more information and ideas you have saved, the easier it is to communicate your style and likes to your designer.

2. Make a List of Your Needs 

Think about the main reason you are deciding to renovate your home. Is it because your kitchen was designed in the 70s and needs a makeover? Or maybe the layout no longer works with your growing family. Make a list of what you want the renovation to include. This means everything from storage to counter space, functionality, flow, style, and how you use the area.

Kitchen Renovation Before & After
Photo Credit: Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
Flooring Details: 
ADURA®MaxAPEX Vinyl Plank | Chart House, Color: Deck

3. Determine a Realistic Budget 

Before beginning your project, you need to determine a realistic budget. Don’t forget to include costs for design fees, materials (drywall, insulation, cabinets, counters, flooring, backsplash, fixtures, paint, trim, etc.), labor (electrician, plumber, HVAC, etc.), and other costs like permits, dumpsters, and contingencies, etc. If you don’t go into the project with an attainable price range, things can quickly escalate and put you in a rough position down the line. 

To see what the average cost for common remodels are based on where you live, check out the 2020 Cost Versus Value Report. It can help you decide how much to invest in your project.

4. Research Remodeling Companies 

You research what you want your house to look like, but more importantly, you should research remodeling companies. If not, you could end up unsatisfied with the project. Ask friends for referrals, check Houzz, read Google reviews, look at your local NARI directory, and look at websites of local companies and view before/after photos of their work. Before hiring anyone, make sure you get a few different estimates. It’s essential to shop around and pick someone that you trust.

Laundry Room Renovation Before & After
Photo Credit: Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
Flooring Details: 
Vinyl Sheet | Tapestry, Color: Wool

5. Hire a Qualified Company

Don’t base your decision on what company to hire on price alone. You should also consider the quality of work, how many employees they have to do the job, reviews, the timeline for work completed, communication plan, whether the contractor provides a detailed calendar, etc. Hiring a reputable design-build company for the project is one way to make sure everyone is on the same page from start to finish.

6. Plan for Construction

Make a plan for when the house is under construction. Pack up the room being remodeled and any adjacent rooms that might get dusty. You also need to determine what you’ll do with the loss of that room. For example, if you’re remodeling your kitchen, set up a temporary kitchen. Depending on how big the project is, you may want to move out if possible. And, you should always keep your pets and kids safe and out of the way.

Remodeling your home is not something you want to tackle on your own, so choosing the right partner is critical. Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to making your new home vision become a reality!

Basement Renovation Before & After
Photo Credit: Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
Flooring Details: 
ADURA®MaxAPEX Vinyl Plank | Napa, Color: Barrel

About Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
Kowalske Kitchen & Bath is a family-owned and operated design-build remodeling company with a showroom in Delafield, Wisconsin. The company started in the 1980s as a carpet and tile business in Milwaukee. Over the years, the business evolved and expanded into remodeling bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and whole houses. Today, Kowalske is a full-service, award-winning Design-Build-Remodel company that maintains a tradition of superior service, excellent value, and meticulous workmanship.

Visit their website to see more pictures of their work or follow them on FacebookInstagram, and Houzz and be sure to check out Mannington’s store locator to browse flooring for your new project!


Your Guide to Scandinavian & Nordic Design

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If you are looking to redesign your home and appreciate the simple things in life, Scandinavian/Nordic design is perfect for you. Its focus is on minimalism and comfort and while it invites natural light and modern elements, there is no room for clutter. Learn more about what Scandinavian/Nordic design is and how you can accomplish this style in your home.


What is Scandinavian/Nordic Design?


Scandinavian/Nordic design derives from the Nordic countries – Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. It became popular in the 1950s when Europe and America were experiencing a modernist movement, and functionalism was at the forefront of Scandinavian/Nordic interior design. Clean lines, light color palettes, and practical furniture embody the style.

Scandinavian Design 


What Colors to Use in Scandinavian/Nordic Design


Neutrals and light colors are the main focus of Scandinavian/Nordic design. Whites, grays, browns, and blacks set the tone since cleanliness and simplicity are two of the key features of this style. Brown tones can be incorporated through wood visuals like accessories, shelving, furniture and flooring.


Types of Flooring in Scandinavian/Nordic Design


There is not a fully-carpeted room in sight when it comes to Scandinavian/Nordic design. Bare, wood floors in light colors are the way to go. If you want to soften the space, layer a couple of area rugs.


Mannington’s ADURA® Parisian Oak vinyl plank floors make the perfect statement in Scandinavian/Nordic styled homes. This white oak visual places emphasis on clean lines and simplicity while capturing the essence and unmatched beauty found in nature.

Light Vinyl Plank Wood Flooring
Flooring Details: ADURA® Vinyl Plank – Parisian Oak, Color: Croissant

If you want to incorporate dark tones, consider Baltic Stone, an ADURA® vinyl plank soapstone visual with contrasting soft white veining which provides a bold impact when paired against wood accents and a neutral color pallete.

Soapstone Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: ADURA® Vinyl Plank – Baltic Stone, Color Storm

Hand-crafted hardwood is another flooring option prevalent in Nordic designs. Mannington’s Park City and Normandy Oak hardwood flooring options are great choices because of their natural and airy appearance.

Light Pine Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: Hardwood – Park City, Color: Wintry

Faux Wood Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: Hardwood – Normandy, Color: Brioche

For those who prefer laminate flooring with an authentic wood appearance, check out our Restoration Collection® Anthology. These floors create a warm, eclectic feel and work in a variety of rooms.

Dark Wood Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: Restoration Collection® Laminate – Anthology, Color: Tannin

How to Accessorize Scandinavian/Nordic Design


  • Warm, cozy accessories are the epitome of Scandinavian/Nordic design. With many people wanting to embrace the Hygge lifestyle, fur, wool, and sheepskin throw blankets and area rugs are a must-have.
  • Other elements of décor should remain simple with clean lines. Think geometric patterns on throw pillows or in artwork, metallic finishes on hardware, and modern light fixtures.  
  • To allow natural light to shine through, consider sheer window treatments or none at all. Also, include elements of nature throughout the space, whether that be a vase of fresh flowers or an oversized plant.
  • Don’t overdo it on decorations and accessories. Clutter-free spaces and bare walls are also staples in Scandinavian/Nordic design.



Style of Furniture in Scandinavian/Nordic Design


When you think of Scandinavian/Nordic design, furniture is probably the first thing that comes to mind. Nordic designers favor simple, sturdy silhouettes and clean lines. The goal is for furniture to be functional, beautiful, and made from natural materials like wood; this includes everything from the couches to the tables and shelving units. Smooth, rounded edges are another feature of Nordic furniture.

When designing a Scandinavian/Nordic home, remember to keep it simple. Find flooring that fits within the style by visiting a local Mannington retailer today.

Surfaces 2020: Behind the Scenes

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This year at Surfaces we took you behind the scenes to show you our new 2020 product intros, trends, and more. If you missed any, be sure to check out all of our videos below! 

Welcome to Surfaces 2020

Flooring Styles Of 2020 and Key Take Away Trends

Full Mannington Booth Tour at Surfaces 2020

Mannington’s ADURA®APEX 2020 Intros

Mannington’s ADURA® Selling Solution 2020 Intros

Mannington’s Hardwood and Restoration Collection® 2020 Intros

Mannington’s Vinyl Sheet 2020 Intros

Installation Demo: SimpleStairs™

Installation Demo: How to Grout ADURA®Flex

How to Use the Color of the Year in Your Home

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Your friends and family will be green with envy when you incorporate Lush, our 2020 color of the year into your home. Inspired by fashion and current home trends, Lush fits into the sage color family. It has a crisp, clean feel, yet it can be used as a warm neutral when combined with light colors like off-white and beige. Get design tips, inspiration and discover how you can use Mannington’s color of the year below.

Home Décor Styles

Lush will work with a variety of home décor styles but we think Contemporary, Modern and Coastal are best suited for this green-gray hue.



If you’re looking for new flooring, Mannington has a floor for every trend, color and style. With an adaptable color like Lush, the possibilities are endless. Flooring in nearly any shade, like grey, taupe or brown and style, like tile, hardwood or shiplap, would complement Lush perfectly. We selected our favorite floors below that are perfect matches for Lush.

Luxury Flooring
Flooring Details (clockwise from top left):
ADURA®MaxAPEX: Hampton, Color: Sandal
Hardwood: Park City, Color: Alpine
Luxury Vinyl Sheet: Anchorage, Color: Marina
Restoration Collection® Laminate: Woodland Maple, Color: Branch

Color Palettes

When paired with neutrals, like off-white and taupe, Lush really popsespecially in a Coastal style home as seen in our trend board below. If you’re looking to add a sense of drama to a room, try a monochromatic color scheme with various shades of green or pair Lush with black tones. If you prefer a wider color palette range, you can add muted blues and salmons to rooms that feature Lush. These colors play off each other without being loud or distracting.

Luxury Vinyl Sheet Flooring Trend Board 2020
Flooring Details: Luxury Vinyl Sheet: Anchorage, Color: Marina

Design Tips

Since Lush already has a natural look and feel, use natural elements when designing and decorating your home. Wood finishes will work everywhere from the floors to your end tables. Additionally, suede, velvet, leather and wool are other fabrics that add texture to your room and complement the masculine color.


When it comes to where, you can use Lush in many places like on your walls, furniture, art, pillows, curtains, plants and more. How much of Lush you want to feature is up to you! You can incorporate a monochromatic color scheme or use it as pops of color. Either way, Lush is sure to bring style and life to your home.


Are you looking to incorporate the color of the year into your home? Visit a local Mannington retailer to browse our flooring selection and find a style that both makes a statement and complements Lush.

Mannington Makeovers: Our Favorite Home Transformations

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With the start of every new year comes the goals and aspirations we have set for the months to come. In the spirit of change and transformation, we’re looking at some of our favorite home makeovers. There’s nothing like a good before and after that’ll inspire you to begin your own home renovation, no matter how big or small. See how Mannington floors were incorporated into these amazing makeovers!


Entering a new decade must’ve encouraged this family to say goodbye to their 1950s styled bathroom. Bright white subway tiles and our warm ADURA®MaxAPEX Napa vinyl plank floors replaced the pink tiles covering this bathroom from floor to (almost) ceiling resulting in a stunning update.

Vinyl Plank Wood Flooring for Bathroom
Photo Credit: @kowalskekitchenandbath. Flooring Details: ADURA®MaxAPEX Napa, Color: Barrel

This homeowner wanted something modern, elegant, inexpensive, and unique to update her space. That’s why she chose our REVIVE® Carrara luxury vinyl sheet flooring! Its marble pattern gives a classic, luxurious and bright feel to the kitchen.

Photo Credit: @modernly_you. Flooring Details: Luxury Vinyl Sheet Carrara, Color: Pearl

White cabinetry and our Provence hardwood flooring helped brighten up this dark and outdated kitchen. To make the space even more modern, this homeowner chose black fixtures and appliances.

Dark Hardwood Flooring for Kitchens
Photo Credit: @tomkatstudio. Flooring Details: Hardwood Provence, Color: Wine Barrel

Out with the old – this 70s-inspired Airstream received a makeover worthy of this decade. Its old, dark wooden elements were swapped with bright white replacements. Our Palace Chevron Restoration Collection® laminate flooring makes the small space seem longer and more open.

Photo Credit: @mtnmodern.airstream. Flooring Details: Restoration Collection® Palace Chevron, Color: Stone

Chrome peninsula legs, black stools and our gorgeous REVIVE® luxury vinyl sheet flooring in Filigree took this kitchen from drab to fab. The black stools and wall décor provide a nice contrast to the white walls and cabinets.

Filigree Vinyl Sheet Flooring For Kitchen
Photo Credit: @uglyducklinghomes. Flooring Details: Luxury Vinyl Sheet Filigree, Color: Pewter

“Wow!” is all we can say about this dramatic kitchen transformation. Our REVIVE® vinyl sheet flooring in Deco helped give this space a second life.

Photo Credit: @maverick_design. Flooring Details: Luxury Vinyl Sheet Deco, Color: Wrought Iron

We love to see all your before and after home transformations! If you’re looking to incorporate our flooring into your home makeover, find Mannington at a store near you.


Style Spotlight: Napa

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As one of the world’s most fabulous destinations for wine and food, Napa Valley encompasses charm and beauty. For those looking to incorporate these elements from wine country into their home, our Napa ADURA®MaxAPEX vinyl planks are the perfect addition.


White Oak Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: ADURA®MaxAPEX Napa, Color: Spirit



Beautifully aged just like a fine wine, Napa is a character oak inspired by the tannin-stained wine barrels of Napa Valley. Like winemakers, we were drawn to oak because of its character. Napa comes in four colors, Barrel, Dry Cork, Tannin and Spirit, which each possess a rich under-glow. The 8″ x 72″ planks combine cerused, wire-brushed graining with a textured surface embellished with deep knots, mineral streaks, and painted edges.


Stained Oak Vinyl Plank Flooring
Clockwise from top left: Barrel, Dry Cork, Tannin and Spirit

Décor Styles


Sophisticated and charming, Napa flooring enhances homes styled in Traditional, Nordic/Scandinavian and Bohemian themes. Bohemian-styled homes are full of worldly décor elements collected along one’s travels. That’s why Napa floors (inspired by one of the most popular travel destinations) are a great addition!


Color Palette Recommendations


The neutral tones of Napa work flawlessly with a charcoal, white, beige, and grey color palette.


Styling Tips


Since Napa is such an versatile floor, it’s a great opportunity to blend several décor styles with it. Combine Bohemian patterns, artwork, and woven pieces with the clean lines of Nordic/Scandinavian furniture and a neutral color palette for a cozy yet stylish space.

Faux Wood Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Swatch Shown: ADURA®MaxAPEX Napa, Color: Dry Cork

Find Napa or other ADURA®MaxAPEX vinyl plank floors by visiting a local Mannington retailer today.

Holiday D├ęcor Inspiration

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Especially when it comes to decorating. There is so much holiday décor to take advantage of from garland to wreaths to strings of lights and more. The holidays are a great time to put your seasonal décor on display and give your home a touch of festive cheer –  take inspiration from Mannington customers below!

An age-old holiday debate is whether you should put up an artificial Christmas tree or a real one. This homeowner chose a fake tree, and it works in her favor! The faux snowcapped appearance of the Christmas tree keeps up with the brightness of the rest of the room and creates a delicate balance throughout the space. Instead of a traditional tree stand, they’ve used a wicker basket which complements the hardwood floors.  

Holiday Decorating Ideas
Photo Credit: @lifeonvirginiastreet. Flooring Details: Hardwood Normandy, Color: Bistro

You don’t need to cover your home in red and green to make it feel like the holidays. In this rustic house, the homeowner chose to stick to a neutral color palette. The Restoration Collection® Laminate in Fair Haven floors blend perfectly with the palettes, bench, and accent wall. The holiday décor is kept simple with a vintage mistletoe print and tree draped with lights and holiday printed throw pillows. 

Holiday Decorating Ideas
Photo Credit: @vintageporch. Flooring Details: Restoration Collection® Laminate Fair Haven, Color: Brushed Natural

Let your accessories do the talking. Here, the homeowner hung up a few stockings that complement the ADURA®Max Dockside flooring as well as the furniture. Smaller Christmas trees are scattered throughout the space. On the floor, a miniature evergreen roped with string lights sits in a metal bucket – this is an excellent option for those who don’t have space for a full Christmas tree but want to incorporate the symbol in some way.

Holiday Decorating Ideas
Photo Credit: @living.repurposed. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Dockside Color: Sand

Stray from the traditional red and green this holiday season and incorporate color in a fresh, fun way! Thanks to their Hardwood Pacaya Mesquite floors in Sediment and the gray furniture and fireplace, this homeowner was able to use pinks and blues in their seasonal décor. Our favorite part? The adorable throw pillow that perfectly matches the Christmas tree display along the wall.

Holiday Decorating Ideas
Photo Credit: @houseonprairielane. Flooring Details: Hardwood Pacaya Mesquite, Color: Sediment

A beautifully decorated tree, festive table and mantle decor and decorative pillows and throws brings Christmas spirit and coziness to this living room. Another thing we love? This decor stayed true to the rooms warm color palette and perfectly complements the Restoration Collection® laminate flooring

Photo Credit: @down_mulberry_lane. Flooring Details: Restoration Collection® French Oak, Color: Peppercorn

Looking to incorporate our flooring into your home design? Find Mannington at a store near you.


Mannington Makeovers: Cameron Shepherd

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In between ski trips, scuba diving, and tattoo collecting, musician-turned-graphic designer Cameron Shepherd decided to add another hobby to his list: interior design.

When he found a ski condo in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., it was a complete time capsule. He immediately knew that he wanted the 1960s condo to go under a total renovation. As a graphic designer, Cameron was constantly mocking up spaces using Photoshop and Illustrator. “I made mood boards for the renovation and maintained the budget through a meticulous Google Doc spreadsheet,” he says.

Vinyl Plank Design Board
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd
Faux Wood Vinyl Plank Flooring
Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Vinyl Plank in Aspen, Color: Lodge


All of that preparation and a lot of hard work transformed the home from dark and outdated to warm and inviting. As for the style Cameron was aiming for, he says: “I love all things Mid Century, but I don’t want my house to look like a showroom. I want it to feel lived in and approachable.”

Before Picture
Before Renovation | Photo Credit: @cmshepherd
Fake Wood Vinyl Plank Flooring
After Renovation | Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge

For flooring, low maintenance was the name of the game. The flooring needed to look beautiful, go down easily and work throughout the entirety of the home due to its layout. That’s why ADURA®Max vinyl plank in Aspen Lodge was the right choice. “We wanted something that would feel good underfoot but would also work with area rugs. Plus, it had to be durable enough to stand up to ski boots and our two dogs and impervious to melting snow and general messes,” says Cameron.

Pet Friendly Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge
Entranceway Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge

Cameron mixed new and vintage pieces, furnishing the place from scratch. A lot of matte black metal was used to give the space a modern feel, and leather, wood, and other natural textiles to soften the space.

Bathroom Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge
Water Resistant Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge

To warm up the neutral walls in the common spaces, plush area rugs, fur throws and large, eclectic wall art were used. Cameron also made a custom coffee table out of a slice of Jeffrey Pine from a local lumber yard.


Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge
Dining Room Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge

With all the heavy foot traffic, Cameron says his Mannington floors are holding up beautifully. “We’re happy with our choice. Ease of installation, durability, general look, and feel – these floors are fabulous, and we get compliments on them regularly.”


Bedroom Vinyl Plank Flooring
Photo Credit: @cmshepherd. Flooring Details: ADURA®Max Aspen, Color: Lodge

For others considering a home renovation, Cameron advises just to do it. “Nothing beats experience. That being said, know your limits and when to call in the professionals. Plumbers and electricians are your friends, not foes. Also, get to know local permitting laws before you tear into walls or plan any changes beyond the cosmetic. And when it comes to flooring, aesthetic, function, and installation are key.”


Want to connect with Cameron? Follow him on Instagram, @cmshepherd, or visit his website, cameronmshepherd.com.

Looking to incorporate ADURA®Max into your home design? Find Mannington flooring at a store near you.