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“I wanted to create a space where kids would feel at home,” said Diana Swensson, Interior Designer with ATS&R Planners, Architects & Engineers. Swensson achieved that feeling at Cortland Elementary School in Cortland, IL, by choosing Armstrong® Nat ural Creati ons® ArborArt®, EarthCuts®, and Mystix® luxury vinyl tile (LVT).

Armstrong® NATURAL CREATIONS® offers a broad range of designs inspired by natural wood and stone looks, as well as a variety of fashion forward colors and patterns reflecting current trends. “Schools tend to look sterile and uninviting,” said Swensson. “I especially liked the wood look of Armstrong ArborArt® and Mystix® which brought a certain warmth to the space.”

In addition, Armstrong NATURAL CREATIONS provides lasting beauty. “The ArborArt flooring in the hallway is outstanding. It withstood winter snow and salt issues,” said Donald Biggs, Executive Director of Facility Operation Services. The durable, abrasion-resistant wear layers look good for years and the UV-cured urethane coating reduces time, chemicals and labor needed for routine maintenance. “One of the things we will experience this year is the time and cost savings of not having to strip and wax floors,” said Biggs.

LVT is low maintenance and comes with a 10-year warranty. “I wanted the maintenance staff to like the product too,” said Swensson. Plus, Armstrong NATURAL CREATIONS is third-party FloorScore™ certified and LEED® eligible for those who desire environmentally-friendly products.

150 year old Armstrong is the industry’s commercial flooring leader offering a broad selection of flooring products with variety of colors, patterns and sustainable attributes suitable for any educational facility. Start with Armstrong to make your job a little easier. Your one-stop source for all your flooring needs.


Cortland Elementary School
Cortland, IL
Diana Swensson
ATS&R Planners,
Architects & Engineers
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