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Tips & Tricks for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

July 13, 2012 4:12 pm    Posted by SRHorner    Comments (3)

Armstrong Summer Fun

Happy Summertime!  This is my favorite time of year. Cook-outs, picnics, swimming and other summertime events are in full swing!

With all of the outdoor events of summer, this leads to much “in and out of the house” activities. If you have children or grandchildren, you know what I mean.

Let me offer some quick tips and tricks for cleaning hardwood floors during these busy summer months.

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A Day in the Life of a Flooring Designer

June 22, 2012 2:00 pm    Posted by sara    off
With this blog post, we’re introducing a new occasional series of posts that describe “a day in the life” of an Armstrong employee who has an impact on the type of floors and related products we offer you. Our first post was created by Sara Babinski, Principal Designer for Armstrong.

Show Day in the Life of an Armstrong Flooring Designer
5:00 a.m. Rise and shine. Check email, shower, and grab a cereal bar, blueberry pomegranate juice and fruit for breakfast.

6:45 Hop in the car. Stop for the daily iced coffee.

7:00 Work begins. Scan emails for importance and dive into my Google Alerts for: color trends, interior design trends and news on the world of hardwood. Review daily email from StyleSight, study more trends.

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What Does “FloorScore® Certified” Mean?

June 15, 2012 3:16 pm    Posted by francesca    Comment (1)

Armstrong Green Floors

I never considered myself a “green” consumer, but I can’t help noticing all of the news stories, magazine articles and blogs that talk about the dangers of the chemicals found in common household products and how they affect our health – everything from cleaning products to paint, furniture, plastic bottles, even the clothes we wear and the food we eat.

As a mother to a 5-year-old, I have become more conscious of green products and try to give my daughter the healthiest environment possible for her to grow up in. For example, I always buy organic food and products that are certified to be healthy. I don’t want to risk her health by buying a product that could be toxic to our home.

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Have you heard? Armstrong Flooring is on Pinterest!

May 4, 2012 2:51 pm    Posted by Heather Antolik    off

Pinterest Here Comes the Sun

My name is Heather, and I love to pin – on Pinterest, of course! Fortunately, I get to pin at work for Armstrong Flooring! If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, it’s an online pin board for crafts, recipes, home design, fashion and any other image that appeals to you on the Internet. The way you use Pinterest is to post photos called “pins” onto “boards” that fit common themes like wish lists, holiday recipes, wedding ideas, new house, etc. Then you can refer to them whenever you want to try a new dish or test out a paint color you found. As a part of our Pinterest Design Team, I’m excited to be talking about Armstrong’s fun and beautiful boards that we hope will help you find the right floor or provide a little home decorating inspiration.

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Flooring Samples Make Your Selection Easy!

April 5, 2012 1:23 pm    Posted by RDDemackiewicz    off

Armstrong Flooring Samples

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.

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New Performance Plus Hardwood

March 30, 2012 1:37 pm    Posted by jamie    off

Hardwood Floors with Active Households

Hardwood has always been a popular flooring choice for many homeowners – and home buyers. We love the look of hardwood. But as durable as hardwoods are, many floors will begin to show the effects of an “active” household over time. You know – the dents, dings and scratches that are the result of everyday living. Some homeowners might not install hardwood for just that reason – or they might install it in a room that doesn’t get a lot of traffic.

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Armstrong Products Featured in Exhibit at Epcot® Theme Park

March 21, 2012 12:37 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    off

Vision House Logo

We’re excited to announce Armstrong Flooring and Cabinets are featured in a new exhibit at Epcot at Walt Disney World®, opening late spring, 2012!

VISION House®, which will be located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, is the first “green” house built at a Disney theme park. The new exhibit is part of Green Builder® Media’s VISION House series, a group of demonstration homes built around the country to showcase green building and sustainable living ideas.

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When Do You Buy a New Floor?

March 16, 2012 3:35 pm    Posted by bronwynn    off

Time for a New Floor

It’s been a few years now that I’ve been thinking about replacing the flooring in our home. Yes, I’m quite a procrastinator when it comes to spending money on home improvement projects. To get myself motivated, I came up with 7 reasons for why I need new flooring:

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Tips for Decorating Small Rooms

March 2, 2012 4:15 pm    Posted by Jeanette McCuaig    off

True or False

Have a small room or space in your home and don’t know how to decorate it? I’ve got a few tips for you.

Let me start by putting you in the Designer’s Chair.

True or False? An all-white color palette is a must in a small space.

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The Dream Floor for a Basement Man Cave

February 17, 2012 4:16 pm    Posted by joe    off

Armstrong Engineered Hardwood Floors

For a while, I’ve been thinking about building my dream basement, aka “man cave.”  In my dream basement, the walls will be adorned with pictures of my sports heroes, and the centerpiece will be a very large, flat-screen television. A nice leather recliner and a pool table can also be found in this dream of mine. Now about the floor… In finished basements, I have seen everything from industrial carpet to vinyl tile to laminate. It never dawned on me that installing an authentic hardwood floor in a basement would be a viable option, but that’s what I discovered when I started working in Customer Service for Armstrong. Let me share what I know about hardwood options for your basement. 

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