Archive for the ‘Flooring Trends’ Category
First, what is a hand-scraped floor? An authentic hand-scraped (hand-sculpted) wood floor has a distinctive surface texture. To make our collections, each plank is scraped with a tool for a distinctive, one-of-a-kind floor. No two planks are the same. Then we give the wood a color stain and pre-finish it with a factory coating using leading edge technology.
If you haven’t looked at vinyl sheet floors lately, you may be pleasantly surprised. Vinyl sheet has come a long way since the days when patterns looked fake, and the floors were super-shiny and plastic-y. Today’s vinyl sheet floors are produced with state-of-the-art, 3D print and embossing technologies that allow manufacturers to create realistic images and textures, so stone patterns feel like real stone and wood patterns feel like real wood.
Our flooring design team tracks color trends several ways, like participating in The Color Marketing Group, following color influencers on Pinterest and reading many, many trend blogs!
Now we’re tracking an emerging color trend for 2013: Chalky Pastels.
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.
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.
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.