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Armstrong introduces Abode™ light commercial sheet flooring

LANCASTER, PA– Armstrong flooring introduces Abode™, a light commercial sheet flooring line offering 27 skus in 12 designs perfect for assisted living facilities, college dorms, multi-family and military housing.

Abode replaces Armstrong’s Commission Plus® line and is the only light commercial sheet flooring on the market to offer metal and textile visuals. With Abode, Armstrong is also entering into the light commercial sheet market with new rustic wood, concrete and marble stone visuals—three designs not previously offered by Commission Plus.

“Our customers are demanding high-end sophistication in design,” said Di Anna Borders, designer, commercial product design.  “Abode offers new, modern visuals in wood and stone that echo the residential designs desired by clients and patients alike making Abode a natural fit in assisted living facilities, as well as for military or student housing, or hospitality.”  

Abode: At a Glance

  • Abode light commercial sheet line replaces Commission Plus.
  • Abode offers 27 skus and 12 designs.
  • The design inspiration for Abode™ is rooted in hospitality influences. 
  • A new textile visual, Rough Linen, fulfills the need for a soft carpet look with the maintenance ease of resilient flooring.
  • A modern interpretation of stained concrete in large square tiles with metal-like color palette can be found in Concrete & Steel, and new visual that is slightly edgy without sacrificing warmth.
  • A new elegant stone visual, Saint Tropez Stone, offers a unique modular design that exudes the luxury associated with the French Riviera.
  • An updated overall pattern, Fossil, is reminiscent of fossilized stone.
  • A new rustic wood visual, Rustic Timbers, offers wider and longer planks and replaces the outdated, low-selling wood visuals in Commission Plus.

In addition to refreshed wood, stone and alternate visuals, Abode’s durable UV-cured coating resists stains and scuffs providing enhanced performance and reduced maintenance costs while offering the industry’s best light commercial sheet warranty.  Abode is FloorScore™ certified to California Section 01350 for low VOC emissions, complies with LEED® credit EQ 4.3 for indoor air quality and credit EQ 4.1 for adhesives comply.  Abode is compatible with Green Guide for Health Care GGHC-IEC4.3 and Collaborative for High Performance Schools CHPS-EIQ2.2. Abode is manufactured at Armstrong’s Lancaster, PA, Plant. 

“Our customers already trust Armstrong to provide quality flooring and unbeatable performance.  With Abode and other new products we’ll be introducing this year, we’re adding high style and high design to our product mix,” said Julia Pierce, director of commercial flooring design and marketing, who sees Armstrong as the single-source solution for hard surface commercial flooring customers.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets with a focus on innovation, design and environmental sustainability. In 2009, Armstrong’s consolidated net sales totaled approximately $2.8 billion. Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong operates 35 plants in eight countries and has approximately 10,000 employees worldwide.


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