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BioBased Tile Awarded Bronze in Design Competition

LANCASTER, PA– Armstrong Commercial Flooring was honored with a Bronze award in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation for STRIATIONS BBT® BioBased Tile® in the 2011 International Design Awards (IDA).

Architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products and graphics submitted entries from over 65 countries throughout the world, proving IDA's global emphasis. Winners were recognized for their excellence in originality, creativity, excellence of execution and overall impact.

STRIATIONS is an environmentally friendly BioBased Tile® collection, with exciting visuals inspired by the natural qualities found in ancient stone and time-weathered wood. To further give the illusion of real wood and stone, STRIATIONS has been designed with a unique 12” x 24” linear format, offering unlimited options to create sophisticated and stunning flooring layouts.

Made from rapidly renewable materials
“This product will change the way you look at tile,” said award-winning designer Di Anna Borders, Armstrong. These design features are presented in a non-PVC tile containing Armstrong’s exclusive BioStride™ polymer which is made from rapidly renewable, U.S.-grown plant materials, 10% pre-consumer recycled content and 85% natural limestone. Made in the USA (it contains at least 60% content from US sources), STRIATIONS also boasts enhanced performance of standard VCT, with twice the indent resistance, five times greater impact resistance and true through-pattern construction for an extended floor life.

Designer “thrilled” with the recognition
“The innovation and quality of the submissions are amazing and we are thrilled that this Armstrong product was recognized to be among the world’s top product designs,” said Borders. “Feedback that we’ve been getting from customers reinforces that they love the product for its versatile beauty and sustainability attributes, but also for the practical reasons of durability and competitive pricing. It’s a win/win.”

IDA Awards
The International Design Awards were developed to celebrate the world's most visionary designers, discover new and emerging talent and promote the appreciation of design worldwide. For more information visit

About Armstrong World Industries
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 2010, Armstrong’s consolidated net sales totaled approximately $2.8 billion. Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong operates 33 plants in eight countries and has approximately 9,500 employees worldwide.

News contacts: Patricia Fanty


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