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Armstrong Commercial Flooring Sweeps Top 250 Designer Survey

LANCASTER, PA– For the second year in a row, Armstrong Commercial Flooring swept all five resilient and hard surface categories – Service, Quality, Design, Performance and Value – in Floor Focus magazine’s annual survey of the leading 250 design firms.

The Floor Focus survey is conducted each year to gain opinions on flooring surfaces and manufacturers in a number of categories, and to identify trends that will shape the future of the market.

Of the five categories covered, Armstrong has won Quality for four consecutive years, Value for seven years, and Performance for nine years straight. In Design, the company easily won the top spot from among more than a dozen hard surface manufacturers.

“We are honored to be voted number one in each category for two years in a row. We owe a special thank you to all of the architects and designers surveyed, and for including Armstrong in so many wonderful projects,” said Marketing & Design Director Julia Pierce.

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Designers also were asked to comment on green products that impress them, and this year Armstrong’s non-PVC BioBased Tile™ topped the list. According to Floor Focus, “Right now, Armstrong is the only major manufacturer to offer alternatives to vinyl composition tile.”

“Fabulous Accomplishment”
According to Floor Focus Publisher Kemp Harr, “It’s a fabulous accomplishment to receive the highest ratings from the top designers in the commercial marketplace. Service, Quality, Design, Value, and Performance are all key. Also of great importance is confidence in the company itself – reputation and brand strength count.”

About Floor Focus
Written for floor covering retailers, wholesalers, contractors, designers, facility planners and manufacturers, Floor Focus features analysis of important events occurring at the supply, manufacturing and retail levels of the industry. Both technical and business sides of the industry are examined in detail. It has a circulation of 15,500 professionals.

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About Armstrong World Industries
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings 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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