Archive for April, 2012
On Earth Day, the VISION House, a new “green” model home exhibit opened at Epcot® at Walt Disney World®. VISION House showcases many environmentally friendly products, like hardwood flooring and cabinets, that visitors can install in their own homes. It’s such an exciting project to be a part of that we decided to ask Mara Villanueva-Heras, VP-Marketing for Residential Floors, about Armstrong’s involvement.
- Why did Armstrong become a sponsor for the VISION House exhibit in Innoventions at Epcot?
Floors are products we live on every day. A floor is a huge component of a room, both from a visual and lifestyle aspect. Armstrong is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Green Builder® Media and Disney to show how typical, accessible products like ours can make an impact. The exhibit demonstrates that anybody can change the world by making positive changes in their own home.
It’s that time of the year again: time for Spring Cleaning! It’s kind of like going to the gym – you know you have to do it and you’ll feel better once it’s done, but you put it off as long as you can.
Since I work at Armstrong and have Armstrong floors throughout my house, floors are always a big focus of mine. Very soon, I’ll begin my semi-annual floor cleaning, where I go over all the flooring in our house on my hands and knees. Every time I do this, I think back to my grandmother, who used to scrub floors on the weekends to earn extra money to help send her kids to college. When I got hired at Armstrong, she was already familiar with the name and told me: “I scrubbed many Armstrong floors over the years.” more ►
Last month, I started shopping for a new floor for my home. Of course, being the Manager for the Armstrong Flooring Customer Relations & Technical Services Team, I have masses of information and samples to review at my fingertips to help me in making my flooring decision.
Like most consumers, I looked for color, style, and most importantly, the value I would get out of my floor. Now when I say value, I’m not talking about the amount of money I would spend on the floor, plus the cost of an installer; I’m talking about value in the form of a warranty. A flooring warranty is an important consideration when purchasing a floor.
When you’re trying to find the right flooring for your home, it’s fun to browse all the room scenes on websites and social media sites like Pinterest. Of course, professionally photographed room scenes probably aren’t going to match your space, but it’s fun to look and dream.