Friday, March 29, 2013

Manhattan Forest Products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2013

This is our second year participating in this amazing show. The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is New York's premiere event for the latest materials and products in kitchen and bath design, home renovation and commercial interior design. Visit us at both 480 in the kitchen and bath section of this fabulous show where we are debuting eight new products including lava wood a new wood floor that combines wood and imported Italian ceramic covered lava stone.

The show is always at Pier 94 on the West Side.

There were huge crowds this year, but don't let that get you down. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the show.

Here is a sneak peak at our new products.

We gave out lots of goody bags this year to our guests.

Here are a couple of our wood flooring specialists to answer all of your questions.

With our new Lava Wood floors, we can create any color your mind or eye can imagine.

The photo above is a close up of our new Lava Wood floor.

Coney Island boardwalk as you've never seen it before in the photos above and below.

The wood flooring throughout the booth was also created by our craftspeople in our factory in upstate New York. It is a beautiful gray finished floor called Tribeca Classic.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

More Great Press for Manhattan Forest Products

Our reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk flooring was once again featured in the press. We installed a beautiful herringbone patterned floor in a kitchen display in our showroom and the finish is impeccable. If you want to see it first hand, visit one of our showrooms in the Chicago or New York area. Here is the link to the article.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Evolution of a White Floor Sample

Because we are a full service mill, our customers often ask us to create a custom finish or have a new idea for their flooring. Each clients needs are unique so we want to give them the attention they deserve.

Our client has a beautiful home in Florida and asked us to start with a white oak floor, make it whiter, grayer, but still with some grain. Our craftspeople accepted the challenge and started down the path of making samples for the client to review. Below is where we went and how we got there.

It took some time to get it right, because everyone sees things in their minds eye a different way. The floor underneath these samples is our standard white oak floor. As you can see, we went through quite a few versions of this, to interpret the customer’s ideas. The best way to do it some times is go to extremes. On one end, we have a vibrant white that almost wipes out any indication of wood grain. We then take it in another direction to go gray. Ultimately, we take cues from our clients and we end up with a stunning result, all natural oils, not paint, non-toxic, environmentally friendly finishes that will last.


Our client ultimately selected our newest white oak finish called Diamond White. It has just enough gray and white with grain showing through. We were able to create an additional finish below, which is also a very beautiful look for white oak.



If you like these finishes, come visit us at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show Booth #480. We are debuting some real ground breaking designs in a crowded world of reclaimed wood flooring.