Flooring 101: About Floor Types
Flooring for your home can be divided into two categories: soft-surface, such as carpet and hard-surface. Armstrong is America’s most trusted brand for hard-surface flooring – hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and linoleum. Each type of flooring has unique characteristics and advantages. We’ll help you understand the differences.
Do you need a little more background to help you choose a floor type? Beyond style, there are other considerations--like performance and lifestyle factors. We'll tell you about the benefits and tradeoffs of all of our flooring types, so you can decide if hardwood, laminate, vinyl or linoleum is the best choice for your room..
Have more questions? Visit your local flooring retailer.
From elegant to rustic looks, hardwood is a floor type that has become a hallmark. No one offers a greater selection of hardwood floors than Armstrong. Armstrong
hardwood floors are not only beautiful but durable. Explore the variety of finishes, colors, and wood types available. You
are sure to find a look you’ll love.
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Get the look and feel of exotic wood or high-end stone at a fraction of the cost, with this floor type. DIYers will find Lock&Fold®
laminate a breeze to install. For high-traffic areas and active households, the durability of Armstrong laminate is hard to beat.
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Vinyl sheet flooring comes in a variety of looks from natural stone or wood looks, to patterned designs—all at an affordable price. A great combination
of beauty and function, vinyl sheet is a durable and easy-to-clean floor type that can be installed anywhere in the home.
It is particularly valued for great resistance to scuffs, stains and spills.
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Vinyl tile is a great type of flooring for do-it-yourself projects. Some are so easy to install, you can transform your room over a
weekend. Like vinyl sheet, tile is durable, affordable and low-maintenance.
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We offer you two premium vinyl flooring types, Luxe Plank™ and Alterna™ tile. Alterna is a groutable vinyl tile that mimics the depth and texture of natural stone and ceramic. Luxe Plank is a realistic wood-look vinyl plank that is easy to install and comes in attractive plank widths and lengths.
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