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Frequently Asked Questions

  Armstrong Flooring Categories
Adhesives
How important is the use of the recommended trowel? Most flooring adhesives are applied with a notched trowel. The size of the notching is important because it controls the amount of adhesive...
BioBased Tile®
What is Armstrong's definition of rapidly renewable? Armstrong uses the USGBC LEED definition – “Material considered to be an agricultural product, both fiber and animal...
Recycled Flooring
Does Armstrong offer a product that is made from recycled flooring? Recycled flooring is a vital consideration when planning a LEED-eligible project. Armstrong’s commitment to sustainability has led to the development of green flooring...
Maintenance
What causes floor polish to powder off the flooring surface? Powdering is the partial or total disintegration of the polish film resulting in a fine, light-colored material. Possible causes are acrylic-type polish applied over wax-type polishes; floor not thoroughly rinsed after stripping...
Installation
What causes a clicking/crackling sound when walking over a resilient floor? This can occur when tile has not conformed properly to the subfloor. When flooring is installed...
Product Data/Standards
What U.S specifications apply to resilient flooring? ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) has developed consensus standards for resilient floor covering materials...
Performance Criteria
How do resilient floors perform over concrete subfloors used for heat storage? Concrete slab floors used to store heat in sunspaces and sunlit areas do not have their...
Sheet Flooring
Why must sheet flooring be rolled? Rolling pushes the flooring down into the adhesive and flattens the adhesive ridges. This assures contact with the adhesive and also assures the adhesive...
Subfloor Preparation (Installation)
Can I install a new floor covering over old adhesive residue? When installing new resilient tile such as EXCELON® and Standard EXCELON®, Armstrong allows the...
Subfloor Preparation (Technical)
What type of moisture conditions exist that can cause problems in resilient flooring installations? Concrete Floor Moisture -- Concrete floors directly in contact with the ground are never completely dry...
Tile Flooring
Tile installed over concrete on grade in a converted warehouse, has brownish deposits coming up between the joints. What could be the cause? Most likely, the concrete had a metallic hardener used and due to moisture coming up through...
FloorScore
What is the FloorScore program? FloorScore™ is a voluntary, independent certification program that tests and certifies hard surface flooring and associated products for compliance with criteria adopted...
 
  Armstrong Hardwood Categories
Installation
Can I glue down a 3/4" thick floor? No, this is a nail-down floor only...
Maintenance
Are hardwood floors difficult to maintain? No. In many cases they are as easy or easier than carpet, ceramic tile, laminate or vinyl...
General
Should I expect color variations in my floor? Yes - wood is a product of nature; therefore, you will see variations from board to board...
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