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Environmentally Friendly Hardwood

Find out what we’re doing to decrease our energy and resource use, while creating the stylish and durable floors you want for your home.

 Hardwood

Hardwood floors can last for generations, which makes hardwood a highly sustainable flooring option. Over 90% of our volume is manufactured here in the U.S. using local raw materials, enhancing the sustainability of Armstrong’s hardwoods.

We also manufacture exotic hardwoods by practicing sustainable forest management and reducing the impact of logging practices. Armstrong supports the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) – a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests. We use no species on the CITES list (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

Sustainability Data Page for Hardwood

View Armstrong Hardwood Floors

 Carb Emissions Standard

Armstrong products meet the emissions requirements under the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products.

This standard is considered the most stringent emissions standard specifically developed for wood composite products.

The FloorScore program was originally designed as an emissions standard for non-wood or resilient floor coverings. Although wood products can certify against the FloorScore protocol, CARB certification is the primary emissions standard used by the wood flooring industry.

 Sustainability Features

*Applicable only to certain products.

  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification available for solid and engineered hardwood.*
  • Armstrong’s engineered wood flooring is certified as a low-emitting (low VOC) wood product.
  • Lock&Fold® installation – no adhesive required.*
  • Parquet flooring available made with scrap material.
  • 5/16th solid hardwood – uses half the amount of wood than traditional solid wood.
  • Reclaimed hardwood available from HomerWood.
  • The majority of wood that we use in domestic hardwood flooring is sourced from the Appalachian Hardwood region, where the growth rate is an average of 2+ trees for every tree harvested.

 Sustainability Features

What is FSC?

FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Does Armstrong have any FSC-certified manufacturing plants?

Yes, Armstrong has two facilities currently FSC-certified in Somerset, KY and Beverly, WV.

 Awards

Green Building Council
Armstrong is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tropical Forest Foundation
Armstrong supports the Tropical Forest Foundation, a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests through sustainable forestry.

Builder Magazine 2015 Brand Use Study, Wood Flooring
Armstrong Ad in Builder Magazine - 2015

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Platinum Award:
Artesian Hand-Tooled, Birch Chutney Spice

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Gold Award:
Performance Plus, Cherry Sugared Honey

 Products and the Environment

Linoleum Sustainability
Linoleum

Armstrong linoleum is designated 100% biobased by the USDA. Learn more about the sustainable features of the original “green” floor.

Luxury Vinyl Tile Sustainability
Luxury Vinyl Tile

Our LVT floors are FloorScore-certified. Discover what that means for the indoor air quality in your home.

Hardwood Sustainability
Hardwood

Hardwood is one of the most sustainable flooring types. But there’s a lot more to know about the green features of Armstrong’s hardwood floors.

Laminate Sustainability
Laminate

Did you know all Armstrong laminate products contribute to the MR6.0 LEED rating system? Find out how.

Vinyl Sheet Sustainability
Vinyl Sheet

All vinyl sheet floors are made in the U.S. See more reasons why vinyl is considered a green flooring option.

Sustainability & Community Involvement
Social Responsibility

See how Armstrong supports our communities and the environment in which we live.