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Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Lobby and Store –
Washington, D.C.

Natural Creations ArborArt Luxury Flooring selected for Girl Scout offices

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital area has a combined girl and adult membership of over 90,000. These Girl Scouts are from the entire Greater Washington Region metropolitan area, which includes Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

Since 1999, the main office of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has been located in downtown D.C. Recently, as part of a tenant improvement allowance, the Girl Scout Shop and lobby areas were renovated. Renovations included replacement of the flooring. The Girl Scout Shop sells official insignia, uniforms and program resources, and is open to their membership and the public.

Designers for this project chose NATURAL CREATIONS ArborArt Luxury Flooring for both the lobby and the shop. They preferred this Armstrong product because the tile looks just like wood but offered a durable floor; a high-performance, low-maintenance coating; and it was affordable! Installing NATURAL CREATIONS Luxury Flooring in both spaces also offered the ability to visually connect the two areas seamlessly, without the need for transitions or coordinating different flooring products. The result is a beautiful installation that will withstand the heavy traffic of staff and visitors as they go about the daily business of “building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”

Project Highlights

  • Visual:  Smooth grain and rich color of a cherry hardwood in Natural Creations ArborArt Luxury Flooring
  • Life-Cycle Costing:  NATURAL CREATIONS ArborArt Luxury Flooringis a high-performance, low-maintenance floor with exceptional durability and longevity.
  • Maintenance:  Armstrong’s UV-cured coating can eliminate the need for polishes and spray buffing, which saves time, costs, energy and resources.
  • Environmental:  NATURAL CREATIONS Luxury Flooring has low VOC emissions – California Section 01350 compliant, third-party FloorScore™ certification and LEED® eligibility. FloorScore certification ensures the floor meets stringent indoor air quality requirements, for low volatile organic compounds emissions.
  • Armstrong Floor Representative:  Lien Chu
  • Architect/Designer:  ARKTX, PC




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