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What’s New in Laminate: The Laminate Flooring Roundup

September 26, 2014 4:14 pm    Posted by NECarl    Comments (0)

Gray Washed Laminate Flooring

What’s new in the world of laminate? Color variation, reclaimed wood looks, and subtle textures! These three hot flooring trends drove our latest releases in laminate flooring.

In this post, we’ll show you our three new looks: Global Reclaim laminate flooring, which is part of the Architectural Remnants collection; three new flooring colors in Forestry Mix which is in the Rustics Premium collection; and Millwork Block, which is also in Rustics Premium.

All three brand new products make use of different planks to create a highly varied board look, and have a realistic texture.

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The Leftovers: Four Ways to Create Art Out of Extra Flooring

July 31, 2014 12:02 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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Typically, you’re advised to have some percentage of “waste” flooring when you do a project. Sometimes, people end up with some extra flooring at the end of a project, which in turn ends up occupying some serious storage space in basements and closets everywhere.

What to do with those extra pieces? It’s time to get creative with your leftovers! We’ll show you four innovative ways others have used their extra flooring.

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Before #ThrowbackThursday: The Story of Hazel Dell Brown

June 10, 2014 9:58 am    Posted by NECarl    off

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You’ve probably seen our Facebook posts for Throwback Thursday. And while we often poke a little fun at the colorful, busy designs depicted in those vintage ads, we have a lot of respect for the designer responsible for those creations. Hazel Dell Brown, the chief interior designer for Armstrong for 36 years between 1921 and 1956, holds a place in our company’s history, and in our hearts.

 

Hazel Dell Brown was a powerful woman for the times. Like many of her generation, Mrs. Brown’s story is a testament to determination. She grew up terribly poor, but was raised by industrious and inventive parents who fostered her love of art. A scholarship enabled her to study at the Pratt Institute in New York.

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Our Own Mara Villanueva-Heras on “American Dream Builders”

May 22, 2014 2:09 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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If you missed NBC’s “American Dream Builders” on April 27, you missed a special appearance by Mara Villanueva-Heras, VP, Residential Marketing – Armstrong Floor Products.

 

The design competition show aired weekly on NBC on Sundays. In each episode, a team of designers competed in a variety of home renovation scenarios and one of the designers was eliminated at the end of each show.

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How to Use the Pantone 2014 Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

April 16, 2014 10:16 am    Posted by NECarl    off

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid – a vibrant color that is suddenly everywhere – is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates joy, love, and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” says Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman. Pantone’s announcement of the Color of the Year is always exciting for those in the fashion, beauty, and home interiors industries – and for homeowners everywhere.

 
Not quite pink and not quite purple, the enigmatic Radiant Orchid is just the thing if you’re looking to enliven a space with a pop of color. We’ve put together a collection of rooms that use Radiant Orchid to bring out the lively, natural beauty of a few of our most popular floors.   more ►

Architectural Remnants Laminate Floors Create Blog Buzz

November 1, 2013 4:43 pm    Posted by Marcia Fortley    off

Shanty2Chic SistersOur new Architectural Remnants laminate flooring collection is so fabulous we decided we needed an equally fabulous way to get it the attention it deserved. We found that perfect fit with a popular blogging team known as Shanty2Chic. Sisters Ashley and Whitney from Texas are the women behind the blog who talk about everything DIY for the home. And these women know what they’re talking about – they have the power tools to prove it!

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The Rustic Hardwood Flooring Trend

October 14, 2013 3:30 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    Comments (2)

Today’s homeowners are looking for design ideas that feel authentic and familiar, that are hand-crafted, or that reveal a vintage flair. Rustic hardwood floors fit naturally into this trend – with textured looks and earthy colors that create a warm ambience and a unique feeling of “home”.

Textured Looks

Texture has become the new driver in interior design. It’s all about the stimulation of our senses in home décor – through materials, fabrics, and surfaces that offer visual and tactile interest. Rustic wood floors capture this trend beautifully. If you love the idea of a hardwood floor with an aged look or time-worn patina, explore the options available for hand-scraped hardwoods and distressed hardwoods. more ►

Get Started Planning Your New Floor with Online Tools from Armstrong

September 13, 2013 3:34 pm    Posted by bronwynn    off

You’ve wanted a new floor for… forever, right? But you need the reassurance that you’re choosing the right floor. Armstrong can help. We offer two tools to help you get moving on that flooring project: the Floor Finder and the Project Estimator.

Find a Floor

Floor Finder
With Floor Finder, we recommend the flooring type best suited for your particular project based on your answers to 5 simple questions: room type, flooring look, your household activity level, your DIY level, and your budget.

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Linoleum vs. Vinyl Flooring

August 23, 2013 2:24 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    Comments (2)

In Customer Service, we often get the question, “Are vinyl and linoleum the same thing?” The answer is no. While linoleum is often used as a synonym for vinyl sheet, it’s more accurate to say that they’re both resilient floors – meaning they can restore their shape. Their only similarity is that linoleum and vinyl both come in sheet goods (on a roll rather than tiles).

Choosing Between Linoleum and Vinyl
I’m in the planning stages of my kitchen renovation, and I’ve considered all of the floors Armstrong makes. Right now, I’ve narrowed it down to linoleum and vinyl sheet. Vinyl sheet offers amazing visuals and the easiest maintenance. So why is linoleum on my short list? All the colorful options! While vinyl floors come in a wide range of colors, linoleum takes advantage of the entire spectrum of color. See the options here.

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How to Install a Floating Hardwood Floor

August 9, 2013 2:42 pm    Posted by swingler    off

If you’re thinking about hardwood but want a DIY installation, consider a Lock&Fold floor. Armstrong’s Midtown Hardwood product line offers the beauty of hardwood in an engineered structure, which allows it to be installed on any level of your home.

Floating floors using the Lock&Fold method can be installed over any subfloor that is structurally sound, flat, clean, and dry. Does your basement man cave need a new look? Midtown is a perfect choice for any climate-controlled basement. And you don’t need nail guns and other expensive tools when installing Midtown. With Lock&Fold technology, the hardwood planks simply snap together.

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