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Armstrong Commercial Flooring joins NALFA

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 4.37.44 PMChattanooga, Tenn.—Armstrong Commercial Flooring has joined the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) as its newest Regular Member.

NALFA offers three levels of membership: Regular Manufacturing Membership, Associate Membership and Testing House/Lab/Academic Membership. NALFA Regular Members are manufacturers, importers or marketers that offer laminate flooring for sale within North America. Other NALFA Regular Members include Columbia Flooring, Mannington Mills, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step, Shaw Industries and Torlys.

“Armstrong is an important standard bearer for the laminate flooring industry and a welcome addition to NALFA,” said Bill Dearing, president of NALFA. “Like our other members, Armstrong has long demonstrated an aptitude for product and manufacturing innovations that drive a healthy laminate flooring trade.”

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Armstrong introduces Safety Zone

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 3.58.30 PMLancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Commercial Flooring has introduced Safety Zone Sheet to its current safety tile offering. This new slip-retardant sheet provides a through-pattern construction in a dense formulation for lasting safety underfoot, an easy-to-clean surface and durable wear and stain resistance in high-traffic conditions. The formulation also improves flexibility of the floor for ease of installation.

“The composition of Safety Zone Sheet provides dynamic underfoot safety, activating when compressed to supply sure-grip texture underfoot,” said Patricia Fanty, marketing manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “The through-pattern wear layer construction with slip-retardant performance makes it the smart, effective solution for today’s commercial environments.”

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Armstrong’s sustainability practices recognized in California

ArmstrongAward515_CROPLancaster, Pa.–Armstrong Commercial Flooring has received the 2015 Los Angeles Green Leadership Award for its innovative floor recycling program and waste reduction initiatives.

“This award is a testament to the ongoing commitments Armstrong continues to drive in order to reduce impacts on natural resources, by reusing and recycling materials into the products we manufacturer,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “Through our continued commitment to sustainable business practices, we demonstrate every day that Armstrong is a responsible community partner who makes beautiful quality flooring while decreasing our environmental footprint.”

The innovative Armstrong Floor Recycling Program is the first program to recycle installed Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) flooring products as well as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and other vinyl flooring products. Under the program, vinyl flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products. In 2014, the Armstrong South Gate, Calif., facility recycled over 450 tons of reclaimed materials, including 50 tons from the state of California. In addition to this accomplishment, the Armstrong South Gate facility was able to eliminate all process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.

“The county is proud to honor Armstrong and our other Green Leadership Award recipients for their efforts and commitment to the environment,” said Sachi Hamai, interim CEO.

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors created the Green Leadership Awards Program as a partnership with local residents, community groups, businesses and non-profit agencies to protect the environment and the county’s natural resources. Awards are presented in five categories, including transportation, energy/water, sustainability and outreach/education in both the private and public sectors.  Armstrong was honored with the business sector award, recognized as a private company moving its business practices toward a sustainable enterprise.

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White paper explores ‘Daylighting and Flooring: Don’t Overlook the Issue of Reflectivity’

Cortland Elementary School Armstrong Natural Creations ArborArt  RSTP023_A_2ALancaster, Pa.—A new white paper, “Daylighting and Flooring: Don’t Overlook the Issue of Reflectivity,” issued by Armstrong Commercial Flooring, provides insight on leveraging the reflectivity of flooring for architects and administrators who are seeking opportunities to reduce energy consumption in commercial structures. Daylighting is increasingly becoming a green building design strategy and LEED v4 now recognizes the benefits of high light reflective flooring in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).

Research suggests that boosting the reflectance values of flooring will allow more light from either artificial or natural sources to bounce off the floor and enable the available light to illuminate the space more efficiently.

“It is an issue that most facility managers are just beginning to think about,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong. “They realize the flooring can have an effect on daylighting. It’s not the primary factor in daylighting, but it’s something to consider.”

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Armstrong flooring specified in 40 projects submitted for Starnet Design Awards

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 9.36.16 AMLancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Commercial Flooring was specified in 40 of the 146 flooring projects submitted in this year’s 2014 Starnet Design Awards for commercial spaces.

Projects using Armstrong flooring won several awards.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County captured Gold in the People’s Choice and Silver for Unique Installation Challenge. The flooring renovation for CHOC was designed by FKP Architects of Houston, and installed by Starnet Member Universal Metro of Santa Fe, Calif.

Armstrong flooring products were used to create a series of six colorful floor murals.
Armstrong Commercial Flooring was also featured in the following award-winning designs:
Salve Regina Miley Hall Renovations, Newport, R.I.

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Armstrong introduces new adhesive for quick renovations

Armstrong Commercial Flooring MultiColorLancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Commercial Flooring has introduced Flip Spray Adhesive for revenue-generating spaces that require a quick flooring renovation.

The same confidence in quality and performance in all Armstrong adhesive products is repeated in this specially developed spray adhesive for use with LVT, sheet and vinyl composition tile (VCT).  Instead of purchasing one spray bottle for each type of floor, now building owners, facility managers, and contractors can specify Flip Spray Adhesive for these flooring solutions.

“This 90% RH high-moisture adhesive solution means that the actual installation can begin sooner, less wait time for the concrete slab to dry for an effective bond,” said Wendy Booker, product manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “Once the flooring is installed, the equipment can be returned to the room immediately, rolling loads are no worry, and heat welding for aseptic areas can be done immediately; a win-win from all perspectives.”

“Armstrong is the world leader in flooring.  Flip Spray Adhesive is one more solution in our vast portfolio of durable adhesive products.  The durable performance of Flip allows you to immediately return to the space, and the use of Armstrong flooring and Flip Spray Adhesive together is fully backed by the Armstrong Guaranteed Installation System,” said Patricia Fanty, marketing manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring.

Flip offers a simple, one-step application process with no mixing required.  This saves time for the installer and returns the space to a functional revenue-generating area.  For more information, visit

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Armstrong Commercial named a favorite of TFM readers

Armstrong Commercial Flooring  STRIATIONS and MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile T3611Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Commercial Flooring won a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award from Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) magazine, as announced in the January/February 2014 issue.  For the eighth straight year, TFM readers chose Armstrong as the leading flooring brand delivering high quality, cost-effective, easy-to-implement solutions.

“Each year, Today’s Facility Manager asks our readers to vote for their preferred vendors in a variety of categories. The survey really focuses on a company as a whole — their products, customer service, etc. — and readers indicate what company they rate highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value, and customer service,” said Anne Vazquez, editor-in-chief, TFM. “TFM readers know what works best for them, so it’s an accomplishment for Armstrong to be rated as among the best suppliers.”

”Facility managers continue to face tough challenges and many flooring companies offer products and services to members of the FM profession,” said Armstrong vice president Dominic Rice. “Our team is continuously working to provide a great product and high-quality, convenient customer service, so being recognized by the people who work most closely with our products signals a strong vote of confidence.  We partner with facility managers to create smart flooring solutions, because we stand behind the belief that it’s not just a floor, it’s about putting the right floor in the right space.  We stand behind our commitments to help facility managers place quality, durable, easy to maintain products in their facilities.”

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Armstrong honored with Infinity Arrow Award

From left, Armstrong’s J.B. Sweetland receives Infinity award from CPSC vice chair Lynn France.

Lancaster, Pa.—The California Product Stewardship Council has awarded Armstrong Commercial Flooring with the 2013 Infinity Award, in recognition for the company’s outstanding vinyl composition tile (VCT) flooring recycling program. The award was presented in Pasadena, Calif., recently during the 37th Annual Conference of the California Resource Recovery Association. Continue reading Armstrong honored with Infinity Arrow Award

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Armstrong featured in eight award-winning projects

Armstrong Commercial Flooring-Starnet winner Bostik
Bostik’s installation, completed by Starnet member Lippert Tile, received three awards.

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Commercial Flooring recently announced its products were used in eight award-winning projects in the 2013 Starnet Design Awards, helping the buying co-operative’s members achieve top honors with five gold, one silver, and two bronze awards

“We’re proud the commercial industry sees Armstrong as the go-to resource when it comes to new construction and renovation projects,” said Richard Born, vice president, commercial sales. “It’s an honor our partners were recognized for these projects and we’re glad to be able to provide them with targeted solutions for their flooring needs.” Continue reading Armstrong featured in eight award-winning projects

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Armstrong Commercial Flooring wins Readers' Choice Award

Armstrong Commercial Flooring won a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) magazine, announced in the January/February 2013 issue.  For the seventh straight year, TFM readers chose Armstrong as the leading flooring brand delivering high quality, cost-effective, easy-to-implement solutions.

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards survey included more than 40 categories, and facility management (FM) professionals were asked to indicate what company they rated highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value and customer service. Winners of TFM‘s Readers’ Choice Award exemplify the best products, services and technologies as determined by facility executives. Continue reading Armstrong Commercial Flooring wins Readers' Choice Award