Difference Between Mannington Adura Max and Mannington Adura MaxAPEX

Difference between Mannington Adura Max and Mannington Adura Max APEX 3

If you have looked at the Mannington lines of flooring you might notice the Adura Max and the Adura MaxAPEX are listed in different categories, but have generally the same specs. Lets clear up what is similar and what is different.

The Similarities

Here are the similar specs:

  • Both have expanded polymer core (also known as WPC)
  • Be installed over existing hard surface floors, including those with grout lines (like ceramic tile)
  • Features a thicker, more rigid waterproof core called HydroLoc™
  • Features ScratchResist®, a premium scratch resistant surface protector, which helps keep floors looking newer, longer.
  • FloorScore® certified which means they are independently tested and meet stringent indoor air quality standards. This certification also qualifies all floors for low VOCs.
  • Same Ultra-Quiet Pad for greater sound reduction and comfort.

What Sets them Apart

Even though they may seem very similar, they do have their differences:

  • Adura MaxAPEX is not available in luxury vinyl tile
  • Adura MaxAPEX main difference is the improved level of style and design
  • Adura MaxAPEX includes longer (lengths up to 72″), wider, planks and even multiple width planks.
  • Adura MaxAPEX has a deeper texture, that more closely resembles the wood grain layer.

Watch Jimmy Tuley, Vice President of Residential Resilient Business talk more about the differences of Adura MaxAPEX here.


  1. I’ve decided on Mannington Adura Max APEX. I’m having trouble choosing a color for my planks. Any suggestions or ideas?

    Ronald Ramirez
    1. Thanks for reaching out Ronald! There are many factors to consider when choosing the right color for your new planks. We have a whole article explaining how to choose the right color of flooring.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for the difference between the planks and couldn’t find any info on this until now.

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