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Handyman Seal of Approval

2011 Press Releases

LANCASTER, Pa. (September 7, 2011) — Armstrong’s introduction of its StyleStix™ custom grid molding has given homeowners a reason to love their drop ceilings again – especially those members of the Handyman Club of America who recently tested StyleStix in their own homes. The Handyman Club is a community of do-it-yourself home enthusiasts who share projects, tips and advice on many topics, including home improvement, remodeling and landscaping.

Six Handyman Club members with existing suspended ceilings in their homes were asked to install StyleStix grid molding over their existing metal grid. Club members evaluated the product based on a number of performance criteria and determined that the product’s best features were design, durability and ease of installation. Overall, 100 percent of testers recommended StyleStix, earning the product the coveted Handyman Seal of Approval.

“Armstrong designed StyleStix with the busy, do-it-yourself homeowner in mind,” said Lori Rowley, Associate Marketing Manager – Residential Ceilings. “We’re thrilled to know that Handyman Club members not only appreciated the product’s quality and high design aesthetic, but also found the product extremely easy to install in a weekend’s time.”

StyleStix Custom Molding

The StyleStix snap-on design instantly beautifies an existing drop ceiling by adding a high-end, finished wood molding look to mask the industrial feel of traditional metal grid systems. Wall moldings and main runners are available in 6’ pieces and easily snap directly onto standard 15/16” metal drop ceiling grid. StyleStix, part of Armstrong’s new Custom Creations™ collection, was designed for use on 2’ x 2’ ceiling grid profiles only. For homeowners with 2’x4’ ceiling profiles, they can simply install standard 2’ metal cross tees to update their grid design.  

StyleStix’s global white color was chosen to perfectly coordinate with existing standard white ceiling tile but StyleStix can also be painted with latex paint for additional customization. Retailing for approximately $1.00 per linear foot, StyleStix enables homeowners to achieve a sophisticated, low maintenance look at a price that’s 1/3rd the cost of creating a deep visual with custom coffer work.

Armstrong’s StyleStix grid molding is available exclusively at 120 Lowe’s stores across the United States, select independent lumberyards and dealers, and by special order through Lowes.com. For information on where to buy in your area, visit Armstrong’s online store locator. Visit www.armstrong.com for more information or to access material estimators for StyleStix products.

Company Background

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. In 2010, Armstrong's consolidated net sales totaled approximately $2.8 billion. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 33 plants in eight countries and has approximately 9,500 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.armstrong.com or become a fan on Facebook.

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