mannington vinyl plank flooring review

Mannington Vinyl Plank Flooring Review

In this review, we’re taking an in-depth look at Mannington Vinyl Plank Flooring.

I remember the green and white faux-tile vinyl flooring in my Grandma’s house—it’s burned in my memory. Mainly because of how many times I fell on it, crawled on it, spilled on it… you get the idea.

Gone are the days of that ugly, cheap vinyl flooring. OK, it’s still out there. (Hopefully NOT that green and white pattern.) Thankfully, vinyl flooring options today are not what they used to be. Now, we have luxury vinyl plank (LVP or LVT) flooring, which is a game-changer for this old staple of flooring.

Consumers have a growing love for LVP floors. Anyone can see this when reading reviews on their favorite shopping sites. Of course, not all brands are created equally.

Even in the “luxury” category, some floors are far more durable, and far more stylish. Some are truly meant for more luxurious applications. Not only that, some can work for almost any room on almost any budget.

While Mannington doesn’t have the most unique designs, they do have a quality product that is right in the middle of average industry prices, between $3.50 and $5.50 per square foot.

The Advantages of Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is getting a lot of press lately. In light of that, it’s one of the more notable trends in home building and remodeling.

With new, realistic designs coming to market every year, homeowners are falling in love with the durability, ease of installation (many DIYers are installing themselves), and highly affordable prices.

Mannington LVP floors offer the same advantages of other luxury vinyl floors. They are easy to maintain, quiet and warm on the feet, and very durable. In addition, Vinyl flooring absorbs some sound so your footsteps don’t echo throughout the house.

Ease of cleaning is another major advantage, requiring only sweeping and occasional mopping. Vinyl planks are durable and resistant to most drops, spills, and temperature/humidity fluctuations.

In case you are still shopping multiple flooring types for your project, (i.e. wood, tile, laminate, carpet, etc.), check out our recent article on the pros and cons of vinyl plank flooring.

About Mannington

Mannington is a 4th-generation, family-owned company based in New Jersey. The company offers a large product collection, including vinyl (rolls), laminate, luxury vinyl plank, and engineered hardwood floors.

For the purposes of this review, we will focus only on their LVP flooring products. Their website has a lot of information and great photos. However, we found it took extra effort to decipher between the rolled vinyl flooring and the LVP at first glance.

They sell their luxury vinyl products under the Adura brand name.

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LVP Flooring Lines

Mannington’s line features roughly 116 different tile looks that replicate the looks of stone and wood, including some with unique graphic designs.

The Adura line is their main LVP brand. Accordingly, it offers a wide variety of tiles and planks in warm browns, cool grays and even some very dark hues and patterns.

Adura Meridian is their LVP product that recreates the look of weathered concrete. These cool, modern and somewhat industrial-looking floors are available in 16” x 16” tiles or 6” x 18” planks.

Interestingly, one of the distinctive things about Mannington “stone” tiles is that people can use them with or without grout. In this way one can create a truly authentic tiled floor look. (You should use their proprietary grout product specially formulated for use with their LVT.)

Their grout is available in eight popular colors. Conveniently, it can be used with most Mannington Adura tiles.

AduraMax is a step up from the standard Adura line and features popular, trendy styles and patterns. Don’t forget its HydroLoc waterproof core. Thicker and more rigid than ordinary vinyl, AduraMax is available in easy-to-assemble locking planks.

Also, it features Mannington’s Ultra-Quiet pre-attached pad for superior sound reduction and greater comfort underfoot. Planks can be installed quickly on all grade levels and over most existing floors and sub-floors.

Another noteworthy feature of AduraMax is the ScratchResist aluminum oxide surface protection. According to Mannington, this patented technology “offers the industry’s best wear, scratch and stain resistance.”

AduraMaxAPEX is their most contemporary, on-trend collection featuring popular colors and textures. It’s got longer, wider planks, variable width planks, embossed-in-register (EIR) detail, and painted bevels, which offer a truly realistic look.

Essentially, this line is AduraMax (waterproof core and sound absorption) with more modern style options.

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Environmental Considerations

One of the main concerns that homeowners encounter when shopping for LVP floors is air quality. It’s not news that traditional vinyl flooring can emit harmful toxins.

However, most reputable LVP manufacturers are now producing products with new “ingredients” that significantly reduce, if not eliminate, these toxins. As a matter of fact, Mannington is no different.

They say the “vast majority of our flooring is FloorScore certified for indoor air quality.” The vast majority but perhaps not all? At any rate, Mannington LVT floors are manufactured without formaldehyde, the main toxin-causing component in older vinyl floors.

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Care and Maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining a Mannington floor appears to be similar to other brands of vinyl plank flooring, with a few caveats. This is true especially when it comes to polishing the floor.

Like several other brands, Mannington wants you to use their floor cleaners. Try using Mannington Award Series Rinse-Free Cleaner—or a “clear, non-sudsy ammonia.”

While some other brands say “never” to using floor polish, Mannington does allow for polishing if you’re looking for a shiny floor. According to Mannington, you can use polish or “mop and shine” solutions.

As with most floor polish, occasional stripping and reapplication of polish may be necessary. Not surprisingly, they recommend their own Mannington Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper.

It’s important to remember not to wax or buff their LVP floors. To that end, find details on all their cleaning procedures by checking out their Care and Maintenance page.


Keeping in line with the industry standard, Mannington Adura floors come with a limited lifetime residential warranty and a 6-year light commercial warranty.

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Overall Opinion

We’ve seen a lot of positive reviews for Mannington floors online, but have also seen one red flag. They say that their products are produced in the U.S., but some components appear to still be manufactured in China. Apparently, some consumers report receiving boxes stamped “Made in China”.

We have heard the company will transition to having all products manufactured here in the States. Overall, homeowners appear to be very satisfied with Mannington. In this light, they remain one of the top brands in the market today.

As with any flooring decision, you should view samples in person, in the room where they will go. While we have seen much more vivid and creative designs from other brands, Mannington is a solid product.

Coupled with this, they’ve got the most popular looks available, a lifetime warranty, and a fair price.

To view their product lines, try out Mannington’s Virtual Decorator (very cool, BTW), or visit their website.

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Kristin Warner

About Kristin Warner

Kristin Warner is a freelance writer and serial home remodeler. She has renovated three homes and is a certified Home Stager and Redesigner.

30 thoughts on “Mannington Vinyl Plank Flooring Review”

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    I’m getting ready to order lvt planks or tiles? Has anyone had experience with tiles instead of planks from Mannington Acura max?

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    We had the Mannington Adura Corinthian installed. What you must be aware of is what is NOT covered in their warranty, the GROUT. The lvt is so flexible the grout cracks. Had it repaired 4 times to no avail. Don’t install using their grout. Mannington does not include or stand behind their grout even though they manufacture it.

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    Sandra Giacinto

    So disappointed in Adura Max Acacia African Sunset Mannington flooring I could cry.
    Less than 30 days old and I absolutely cannot keep this floor looking clean. It shows footprints, dog prints, marks and shadows within hours after cleaning and mopping. I bought Mannington cleaning products but the floor still won’t stay clean. I spent over $18,000. only to discover I made a big mistake in buying this flooring. Personally I feel there must be some kind of defect and/or poor quality in this floorings top layer which attacks and absorbs footprints, dog prints etc. – Again, I absolutely HATE my new Mannington flooring and my constant effort to keeping it looking clean. Very labor intensive!

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    What a costly mistake to believe and trust in Mannington flooring. Less than 30 days ago I had installed Audra Max Acacia African Sunset Luxury vinyl flooring and paid just a little under $20,000. to cover my entire house. The color is beautiful but it is IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP CLEAN. I use only their recommended products for cleaning and every single day I have to mop because of smudge marks, footprints, dog prints and other marks that appear within hours of mopping. I am 72 yrs old and have always taken pride in keeping clean floors. However, Mannington flooring has now made me a slave to daily mopping. Spot cleaning only makes it worse! Their advertisement of low upkeep is not true! I am extremely unhappy with the quality of this product along with $20,000. out of pocket loss. It actually depresses me to think I am stuck with this flooring throughout my entire house for the rest of my life. Hopefully I can save someone else of this costly mistake.

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    I am so surprised to hear of all of these negative comments on Mannington AduraMax. We had ours installed two years ago in our kitchen and absolutely love it!! I researched before I bought it and made the decision to go with the Napa Tannin. We have a Siberian Husky and my son brings his two dogs when he visits – an English Mastiff and a Yellow Lab. I needed a floor that would hold up to this kind of traffic and that was waterproof!! This flooring fit the bill…..I am currently looking to redo our bathroom with the Adura Max as well. We did have it professionally installed and I follow the care directions carefully including what type of rugs you can use with it.

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    Am contemplating Adura Mannington Corinthia. What are your thoughts? It’s going in a heavily trafficed area–our eat-in kitchen

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    Wondering if anyone has used the mannington adura rigid product in a 3 season room? We are in northern Minnesota and there are extreme temps. I was told it holds up under extreme temps.

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    I had Mannington vinyl plank flooring installed in new construction at a cost of over $15,000. The product installed in a portion of the home was to have a tile look. Instead of being smooth like tile, the surface is horrible looking and has a sticky scratchy sandpaper type finish. Your socks stick to it and there’s no way it would be an “easy clean” floor. I haven’t moved in and refuse to do so until this product is removed and replaced. I will be in the dealer’s store, first thing tomorrow morning.

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    We have Adura Max and love everything except one thing. There are shell paths here and a worker came in when we were away, to fix something, kept his shoes on and the shells tore up the surface of the floor wherever he walked. Things dropped also dent and tear this floor quickly. We now have “no shoes” signs plastered everywhere and pray not to drop things.

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    We purchased the adura max product for our new home. It is a great product and is holding up beautifully. We used the Aspen plank in the kitchen and love how easy it is to clean. We used the stone tile look in the bathrooms and it is just like new after one year. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to have a floor that is easier to walk and stand on than tile. Also it is maintenance free except for cleaning.

    I am a realtor and recommend it to my clients over tile all the time. I tried another LVP from a different manufacturer in my old house and didn’t like the result at all. It was the same cost and way inferior to the adura max product.

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      Carie Woodall

      I have read reviews on here that say the surface of this tile is scratchy like sandpaper and has some sort of “film” covering it… didn’t have problems with this?

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    Patti Austin-Murray

    We installed the Adura Max Napa Tannin – ‘floorscore certified, complying to strict indoor air quality standards’ – 6″x 48″ planks. This is a multi-colored knots in the wood pattern, is waterproof, oops-proof (scratch resistant), noise-proof, kid & pet friendly (we have two small 9lb dogs). Installed throughout the house with exception of the bedrooms/bathrooms.

    Our 1965 built, 2000 sq ft, ranch style home is on a raised foundation, with 2 inch solid oak subfloors. The flooring has a satin sheen. We are over the moon THRILLED and the multi-colored wood pattern is a perfect match for our Mission style wood furniture. It is flat gorgeous – no desire for a ‘shiny floor’ – we want satin. Easy care – comfortable and quiet. We had felt tips installed on all furniture and an area rug under our reclining couch. Not a single issue – this stuff is the BOMB!

    Everyone who sees it remarks on this floor and how gorgeous it is. Am glad we waited so long and the current products have finally caught up to quality. We did a ton of research beforehand and Mannington nailed on on all fronts, handsdown. We recommend this flooring all the time.

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    Barbara Reynolds

    My new Mannington vinyl plank flooring is extremely disappointing! I cannot get it to look clean! There is a haze on the floor that won’t go away no matter how I clean it–and I have tried many things! Don’t buy it!

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        Same issue! Difficult to clean. Spills leave a “shadow”. I grew up with hardwood floors, and I am soooo disappointed with this flooring. Wish I had my $8,000 back! I am using the recommended products, but to get the “shadows” up, it is on-your-knees scrubbing.

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    Shorty after install floor kept having pieces all over coming apart and leaving gaps. Had to have them tapped and walked back together. After this went on repeatedly for a year, contacted manufacturer. They had me mail in pieces of the floor. They then contacted me and said floor is performing per warranty. That per warranty, product can expand and contract up to 3/8 inches in 9 degrees temperature change and having a table or chairs on floor may cause it to come apart.

    So, they basically acknowledged their product is garbage and they covered that in the warranty language. They never sent product back and now I have to get a new floor, but not a Mannington product! They do not stand behind their product.

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    George Bensmiller

    What drew me to this product were the samples showing the planks were void of knots. I personally hate knots in flooring. As it turned out the Sundance saddle is mainly knots. Couldn’t return them as they were special order. I installed 800 Square feet and the installation was easy. The concern I have is with how soft the 8mm plank is. It cuts hardly without any resistance using a utility knife. I doubt it will stand up to even dropping a plate on it.

    I used a piece of the plank to temporarily support our small piano on. I was shocked to see the wheel had indented into the plank a good 1/8″. I, of course, will be using good quality floor protectors but the point is, it dents very easily. I have used other, much less expensive, vinyl plank flooring which held up better in this regard. I would not use this product again. I think Mannington is really behind the times.

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    Need advice on accent/area rug that is compatible with Mannington AduraMax Apex LVP. We are seniors and don’t want to slip on loose rugs. Thanks!

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    Floor is scratching like crazy and it’s only 1 month old. Already having planks replaced. Also I can’t get it to look clean. Streaks really easy. Dirt and hair shows really easy. Not happy so far and paid $9000 for my house.

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        Adura Max, and I’m so unhappy with them. I have so many scratches and dents. They are slick and they smudge like stainless steel.

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          Leanne Hopkins

          See my reply to Catherine. I absolutely can’t keep this floor. I want to post a picture. Maybe someone can tell me what can be done.

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        I also bought Adura Max Meridian Stucco. The day it was partially installed I asked the installer if there was a film to remove. Or if the planks were damaged. They looked severely abrasive which gave a dirty, etchy, scratched appearance. Mannington told me to wash with non sudsy ammonia. Nothing cleaned this floor. It looked dirty and we were seldom even using the rooms in which it was installed due to home renovations.

        We liked the style and colors of the planks, but could not live with the dirty, impossible to clean texture. In no way did the sample have the same rough, overly textured feature. Our stockings would catch on the floor. I would find another floor choice if I were you. It will now be a pain to replace the three month old floor just as our project is finally coming to an end. To their credit, Mannington is covering the replacement completely.

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          Leanne Hopkins

          We have had Adura Max Meridian LVT for a month. It appears dirty (like wet footprints) but we have been told it is texture and there’s nothing wrong with the tile. Using the mop and cleaner supplied with the floor, the mop head gets caught on the texture. Why did Mannington decide to replace your flooring? The store (have bought carpet and flooring from them for years) says if we want the floor replaced they’ll do near cost but labor will be usual price. Right now, I just want to be rid of the floor. I wish this comment page would allow me to post a picture.

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    Why am I getting dust when we walk on the floor and enter another room with stocking feet? I am always dust mopping my floor but the dust keeps coming back. Thank you.

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      Can you post pics of the dust? I’m curious if it’s house dust in general, or dust coming “off” the flooring material themselves.

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    Extremely disappointed Mannington discontinued the distinctive plank!! Gorgeous floor. Looks exactly like real wood. Seriously disappointed…..

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      We just decided on a Distinctive plank for our replacement and we’re going to arrange to order. Are they completely off the market? Do you have a source for that bit of information?

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