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What 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!
When 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admittedly, talking about the backing of a vinyl sheet floor isn’t nearly as interesting as talking about the top layer, which features the design. In fact, as floor shoppers, most of us I’m guessing don’t consider the backing of a floor at all when we’re choosing a floor.
But here’s why it’s important, the backing of a vinyl sheet floor affects how your floor is installed. Armstrong makes vinyl floors with a fiberglass backing, vinyl floors with a felt backing, and vinyl floors with a 70% stone composite backing. For this post, we’ll focus on floors with either a fiberglass backing or a felt back.