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Bright and beautiful is how Kingston Springs Elementary School Principal Jill Bramble describes the new Armstrong® floors in her school after massive flooding in the spring of 2010 left virtually every surface covered in a thick, gray sludge.

Those bright, beautiful floors are thanks to Armstrong® Standard Excel on® Imperial® Texture Rave® VCT. The new floors were installed as part of an NBC reality makeover television show called “School Pride.” Kingston Springs Elementary was one of seven schools selected for a makeover by the show. Armstrong Commercial Flooring was the exclusive hard-surface flooring provider.

“Rave is designed with bold, inspiring colors that coordinate with Armstrong’s portfolio of flooring solutions,” said Armstrong Commercial Flooring Director of Product Design, Julia Pierce. “The eye-popping intensity of Rave’s colors make it a great choice for schools. It’s youthful and refreshing without being distracting. Plus, Rave offers true through-pattern construction which provides extended floor life outperforming throughcolor only products,” said Pierce.

Kingston Springs Elementary School is not located in a flood zone and many in the community were caught off guard by the quickly rising flood waters. But “out of devastation, came hope,” said Bramble who even after the flooding said she knew she could count on her community for help. Over 1,500 volunteers from as far away as the state of Washington traveled to be a part of the makeover at Kingston Springs Elementary School.

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. “Armstrong has been around for 150 years, and the high quality of our products is why we are a mainstay in so many schools. With the bright colors in RAVE, or the dozens of colors in Imperial Texture, every school color is covered, so showing your school spirit is easy,” said Pierce Let Armstrong make your job a little easier by being your onestop- shop for all your flooring needs..


Kingston Springs Elementary School
Baton Rouge, LA
NBC “School Pride”
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