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New Hardwoods for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

July 28, 2015 7:54 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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Are you taking some of your summer to plan a Fall home improvement project? We’ve got some fantastic new hardwood flooring in varying widths, colors and gloss levels for you to choose from. In this post, we’ll take a look at our new floors and share some information about what makes each one unique.

New Performance Plus Hardwood

New floors in our Performance Plus Hardwood collection are great for busy homes with pets, kids, and lots of foot traffic!

 

Performance Plus hardwood has a few unique features:

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What’s New in Luxury Vinyl: Part II

May 26, 2015 3:23 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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In our last blog post, we talked about a few of the stunning new looks from our new Luxe Plank® Collection with FasTak™ Installation. With beautiful new designs, great performance in high-moisture areas like bathrooms, and simple installation, where can you go wrong? You can’t! And here’s a peek at the rest of the new collection.

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What’s New In Luxury Vinyl: Part 1

April 30, 2015 3:35 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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What inspires you? Is it the texture of 200-year-old barn wood? The swirling grain in a fruitwood bowl? Or the colors in a branch of driftwood? We have some stunning new looks inspired by nature in our Luxe Plank® with FasTak™ Installation collection, and in this post, we’ll introduce you to two different new looks: Exotic hardwood and natural stones.

The Luxe Plank® Collection with FasTak™ Installation

First, let’s review what’s great about Luxe Plank.

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Your Real Laminate Flooring Questions: Answered

April 21, 2015 4:30 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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For several months now, we’ve had a Q&A feature available on our laminate flooring products that allows you to ask about what’s on your mind. We’ve been paying attention to what you’ve been asking, and this post is a collection of most-asked, most-wondered-about laminate questions from real flooring shoppers. Maybe there is something here that can help you with your flooring purchase!

 
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Marsala: Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year

February 24, 2015 4:58 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

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If you think of flooring like a decadent, luxurious meal (and who doesn’t?), then you’ll find that pairing your floor with a rich, earthy color like Marsala is very natural. Pantone’s 2015 color of the year has a lot to love about it. Like, it’s named after a fortified wine. Good start!

According to the color gurus at Pantone, Marsala is a very versatile color, “equally appealing to men and women.” They refer to the color as “stirring and flavorful” and “sultry and subtle.” In terms of home décor over fashion, Pantone’s Color Intelligence crew loves Marsala. “Dramatic,” they opine, “and at the same time grounding.”

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Hot New Flooring Trends

November 7, 2014 4:04 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

Global Reclaim LaminateWhat are the hottest new trends in flooring? In this post, we’re going to talk about a few of the latest. The first is mixed species wood looks, laminate floors that mix different species together into attractive and rustic looks. Second is wide plank flooring, a look that can be achieved with laminate, hardwood, and luxury vinyl. And last, there is reclaimed wood – flooring that embodies the look of wood salvaged from abandoned farms and factories.

Let’s take a tour of how to achieve these looks in your home today!

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Easy Fall Decorating

October 19, 2014 2:54 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

tacky_pilgrimWhen I was young, my favorite Aunt used to take seasonal decorating very seriously. She had boxes upon boxes of knick knacks to get out and dust off, which turned every surface into a fabulous (very kitschy) display. In the Fall, she changed the placemats, table runner, and napkins to red, golds, and oranges. She changed out all the hand-towels (pumpkins) and even changed the curtains (fall foliage). It was out of hand, and took her a full weekend to accomplish.

Who has time to decorate like this today! We’re in favor of keeping it simple. The floor you choose is a foundation, a background for your taste, and can help you with keeping your life and your seasonal decorations simple. Check out some of our room scenes below, along with a few decorating pointers.

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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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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 ►

Homes for Our Troops – The Story in Pictures

June 28, 2013 2:01 pm    Posted by Heather Antolik    off

Homes for Our Troops

Armstrong has partnered with Homes for our Troops (HFOT), a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization that builds specially adapted homes for the nation’s severely injured veterans.

As the exclusive flooring supplier to HFOT, we are donating floors for approximately 30 homes to be built across the country in 2013. The houses are built at no cost to the veteran through the support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors.

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