Designing for the Future: ARMSTRONG BRINGS MORE INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY TO PREMIUM TILE

Armstrong Commercial Flooring Introduces STRIATIONS™ Biobased Tile® for Commercial Interiors

Armstrong Commercial Flooring launches STRIATIONS™, its next generation of non-PVC, Biobased Tile® (BBT), in beautiful designs that combine aesthetics, function and value for commercial interiors.

This environmentally friendly tile collection offers exciting visuals inspired by the natural qualities found in ancient stone and time-weathered wood. STRIATIONS BBT is as easy on the eyes as it is on the environment.  To further give the illusion of real wood and stone, Armstrong designed STRIATIONS in a unique 12” x 24” linear format, offering unlimited options to create dazzling and sophisticated flooring layouts. These design features are presented in a non-PVC tile made with 85% recycled limestone.

These contemporary, stylish floor coverings are both ecologically sound and economical.  STRIATIONS essential polymer ingredient is BioStride®, which is made with a domestically grown, rapidly renewable plant source.  BBT reduces reliance on petroleum and fossil fuels while it expands the affordability of green to commercial projects such as hospitals and schools. 

In addition to the enhanced range of green benefits, STRIATIONS, like MIGRATIONS®, Armstrong’s original Biobased Tile, provides equal or better performance over standard composition tile.  It has twice the indent resistance and more than five times greater impact resistance than standard composition tile – all at an affordable cost.  BBT has  received an enthusiastic reception from designers for schools, healthcare, mass retail and other commercial spaces that require a long-lasting, good-looking, economical and easy-to-maintain flooring solution. Made in the USA in Armstrong’s Jackson, Mississippi plant, the product contains at least 60% content from U.S. sources and 10% pre-consumer recycled content (recycled limestone).

“Armstrong offers a range of flooring options for the environmentally-conscious purchaser.  We continue to research and develop new products that have reduced environmental impact while improving the performance of our products. These new introductions increase the selection of products that meet the cost, performance and environmental criteria of our contract customers,” said Julianne Pierce, director, Marketing & Design, Armstrong Commercial Flooring.

The new BBT collection helps architects and designers express their aesthetical and functional priorities in new and exciting ways. Plus, it offers solid benefits from installation, low maintenance and the proven performance of Armstrong products.  

Armstrong’s broad portfolio of commercial floor products lets customers choose from a wide variety of green, greener and greenest solutions.  They include MIGRATIONS BBT, linoleum, LVT, commercial hardwood, sheet, VCT and specialty flooring – all of which contribute to or comply with at least one LEED® requirement.  All Armstrong® resilient products are FloorScore® Certified and independently tested and certified for compliance with California section 01350 for low VOC emissions and can comply with credit EQ4.3 for low emitting adhesives.  In addition, all products can be installed using adhesives that comply with LEED credit EQ4.1 for low emitting adhesives.

Visit www.armstrong.com/striations to learn how the beauty of STRIATIONS is much more than skin deep.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets.  In 2011, Armstrong's consolidated net sales totaled approximately $2.9 billion.  Based in Lancaster, Pa., at December 30, 2011 Armstrong operated 32 plants in eight countries and had approximately 9,100 employees worldwide.  For more information, visit http://www.armstrong.com/

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