Toronto News, (PR) December 07, 2011
Blackstock Leather’s Leather Floor and Wall Tiles were featured on City Television’s premier talk show, City Line, recently. The broadcast feature has since been posted online and as a result, viewers around the world have been introduced to a Magnetic Wall Tile application process for their Silkroad Collection.
Says Michelle Cook, who was on that segment of City Line, “Leather isn’t just for couches anymore. Blackstock leather tiles ‘mimics’ hardwood flooring, but with a lot of character and charm”. Michelle further offers ,“There are many uses for this product too. Maybe you live in a condo and decide to move at some point, the tiles can come with you!”
As shown on the television segment, unlike traditional tile applications, the magnetic leather floor or wall tiles are not anchored to a surface using an adhesive. Instead, the tiles are precisely positioned on a metal substrate or placed on the wall against Blackstock’s specially-formulated magnetically receptive paint/primer. The special paint may be applied in the same way as latex paint is normally applied.
Over the past 20 years, the magnetic leather wall tile application system for the Silkroad Collection has evolved into a unique brand in the world of interior design. Developed by Blackstock Leather president, Stephen Manchee, he coined the phrase “It’s yours, not the floor’s.” Manchee wanted to give the customer the freedom to move, replace or rearrange their leather floor or wall tiles, at their discretion. The magnetic leather wall tile application system offers a fascinating choice to customize or renovate residential spaces including living rooms, dining or lounge areas, studies, bedrooms or commercial facilities such as offices and retail spaces.
Blackstock Leather’s innovative leather tiles, for both floor and wall applications, have been showcased in numerous homes, condominiums, boutique hotels, retail spaces and corporate offices around the world. Some of Blackstock’s former clients include Holt Renfrew, The Houston Texans (via Reliant Stadium), Estee Lauder/MAC cosmetics, The Playboy Club and Lucien Restaurant. Blackstock Leather’s unique Leather Tiles Silkroad floor and wall tile collection has been installed in over a dozen countries spanning four continents. In 1999, Blackstock Leather Europe was established in the Netherlands to better serve customers in the European market.
Blackstock Leather Inc., a family company dedicated to the stewardship of leather innovation and traditions, is located in a charming 19th Century schoolhouse in a community just north of Toronto, Ontario Canada. It was founded in 1991 by Stephen Manchee after the 1989 sale of his family’s leather business. Stephen’s passion for the leather industry and the product itself is rooted in a lifetime of personal and business experiences.
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