Mannington Commercial Introduces Teles, the Flooring Industry’s First High Resiliency Rubber

Built upon the deep experience in its Burke Flooring rubber division, Mannington Commercial has created Teles, the industry’s first High Resiliency Rubber flooring. Teles has an indentation resistance of more than 1,500 PSI – double the industry standard—yet with all of the acoustic benefits, comfort underfoot, and PVC-free formulation that you expect from Mannington rubber.

“Smooth rubber is desirable where rolling loads are common, yet it’s prone to show indentations,” said Bob Pitman, President of Burke Industries, a subsidiary of Mannington Commercial. “Utilizing our experience in formulating aerospace and industrial seals, we were able to produce Teles with phenomenal indentation resistance, color retention, and gouge and slip-resistance.”

The collection’s aesthetic was inspired by natural earthscapes, creating a sophisticated, organic visual not traditionally found in rubber flooring. It’s unique formulation allows it to maintain its appearance, even in areas with heavy traffic and rolling loads. Custom colors are available, and can be customized through the use of color pairs or shifted to darker or lighter tones, for a more dramatic look.

Designed as a flexible family of products, Teles is available in 35” square, 17.5” square, and 17.5” x35” tiles, and 5.8”x35” planks. Modular formats add up to reduced waste and a broader scope of design options. Multiple size formats and colors create a system can be installed in combination or stand alone. Three internal waxes provide a self-waxing feature that reduce maintenance and protects the product in heavy traffic environments, so the product never requires stripping, waxing, or other costly maintenance. Teles contains 10% renewable, bio-based content and is a PVC-free product. It is IAQ certified under FloorScore, approved as CHPS 01350 compliant, and recognized in LEED IEQ Credit 4.3. Made in the USA.

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