Armstrong’s Diamond 10® Technology: A Cut Above the Rest.

Armstrong Flooring first introduced the world to its Diamond 10® Technology in 2015 on its Vivero line of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Since then they’ve rolled out the innovative coating to most of their products including their vinyl sheet, making them standouts in a highly competitive flooring market saturated with products boasting similar qualifications. So, what exactly is so special about Diamond 10® Technology?

As Hard as Diamonds

The main concern for many consumers when choosing a flooring is how it will stand up to every day wear and tear as well as unavoidable accidents that can and will happen in places of high foot traffic. Armstrong Flooring developed this proprietary technology with durability in mind. Cultured diamonds are one of the key components of the coating, the mineral is known as being one of the hardest materials in the world on the Mohs’ scale – the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond!

Armstrong believes you don’t have to sacrifice beautiful style and function in order to have a product that offers exceptional performance (100% waterproof, stain, scratch, and scuff resistant).

Flooring with Diamond 10® Technology just makes practical sense. Whatever your needs, Armstrong’s floors stand up to the demands of everyday living, sustaining integrity for far longer than most of it’s competitors.

Take a look at some of Armstrong’s finest products offered by Carpet Express:

Walnut Cove

Armstrong’s Vivero Better line of luxury vinyl tile offers a flooring that mimics the timeless style of wood.

Mesa Stone

From Armstrong’s Alterna line of Engineered Tile. Made with 70 percent limestone, this product mimics the natural aesthetic and feel of stone.

Ancient Fury

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From Armstrong’s Duality Premium line of vinyl sheet comes Ancient Fury in the color style Tempered Youth.

Piqued your interest? Head over to the Carpet Express website for unparalleled deals on Armstrong products including those with its patent – pending Diamond 10® Technology!

Want to read more about Armstrong and it’s products? Check out another blog article from us at Carpet Express: “Armstrong Commercial Vinyl and VCT “.

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Armstrong Commercial Vinyl and VCT

Armstrong Flooring continues to innovate beautiful and durable products. They have gorgeous hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl tile for your home, but they also have a large collection of commercial vinyl and VCT flooring options. Beautiful design is not only for a home, it can also be for a business or office. Here are some stylish options from Armstrong Commercial.

Armstrong Commercial Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Armstrong sheet vinyl flooring combines dramatic and realistic visuals such as slate, limestone, sisal, linen, and more! You can create endless designs with these available styles. Also, the sheet vinyl flooring from Armstrong is durable and easy to maintain. You can get sheet vinyl ranging from 6 feet wide to 12 feet wide. Also, there are nice solid colors as well if you do not want a specific visual for the floor.

Armstrong Commercial VCT

The VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) from Armstrong is available in a range of styles and patterns. The large pattern variety allows people to create inspiring and innovative flooring designs. VCT is a great choice for high traffic areas in hospitals, schools, and more.

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Armstrong Flooring Purchases Mannington VCT Business

Change is a great opportunity for growth.

Recently, Mannington Mills signed an agreement to sell its vinyl composition tile, also known as VCT, business to Armstrong Flooring. The companies expect the transaction to close to in the second quarter of 2017. In addition, Armstrong purchased the VCT division of Mannington for $36 million.

Mannington Mills decided to sell the vinyl composition tile business to help with the company’s long-term growth strategy. In addition, Armstrong intends to use the existing VCT plant to accommodate the company’s increase in VCT production.

Armstrong Flooring has many beautiful, durable, and high-performance vinyl composition tiles to choose from, so check them out!

Here are just a few of the beautiful Armstrong VCT flooring options:

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Mannington Commercial – Price Increase

Recently Mannington Commercial announced that the prices will increase on their commercial carpet, resilient, and sundry products. The price increase will be around 3 to 5 percent, and it will be effective on February 15, 2017.

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Basket-Weave Flooring

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Vinyl composition tile can be used to make many designs and patterns, but a really fun design to make is the basket-weave design. This design can feature as many colors as you want to use.

Mannington has some great options of vinyl composition tile flooring. Many of their collections has a large variety of colors to choose from, which is perfect if you want to create a basket-weave design.

Click here to see our collection of Mannington vinyl composition tile.

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Armstrong Receives Governor’s Sustainability Award

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On November 5, 2014, Armstrong Flooring’s Kankakee, Illinois manufacturing facility received the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. The Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, which is presented by the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center, honors organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. The Armstrong Kankakee Manufacturing Facility was giving this award for their efforts to reduce waste, both internally at the manufacturing facility and externally through the Armstrong Recycling Program for Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) Flooring.
The Armstrong Recycling Program for VCT is designed to reduce environmental impacts by keeping flooring products out of the landfill through a closed-loop recycling process. Armstrong flooring and qualifying competitors’ flooring can be recycling through the program. The Armstrong Recycling Program also helps reduce environmental impacts by decreasing energy consumption, which means fewer natural resources are consumed and fewer greenhouse gas emissions are produced compared to the use of virgin raw materials. So far, the Armstrong Recycling Program has recycled over six million pounds of post-consumer VCT in North America through its closed-loop process.

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Mannington Raises Prices on VCT

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Starting on January 5, 2015, Mannington will be implementing a price increase of 4% on all of its vinyl composition tile (VCT) products. The price increase is to balance the substantial increases of the cost of raw materials and energy. Jack Ganley, the president of commercial business at Mannington, says that even though costs are rising, the commercial market is performing well and he believes it will continue to do so. He also said that Mannington will continue to look for ways to deliver innovative style, choices that work, and exceptional value to the customers.

The price increase will affect the United States and Canada.

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Price Increase on Armstrong Commercial and Residential VCT

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Armstrong announced on October 6,2014 that it will initiate a price increase in the United States and Canada. The price increase will be on commercial vinyl composition tile and BioBased Tile by 4%, commercial wall-base by 4%, and select residential tile products including Units, Afton, and Classic tile by 5%, which will be effective on January 1, 2015.
Richard Born, vice president of Armstrong commercial sales said that during 2014, the industry was impacted by the rising cost of raw materials, transportation, and labor, which is why Armstrong is increasing the prices for the product lines listed above.
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VCT: Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl composition tile is one of the most popular and common commercial flooring. VCT, vinyl composition tile, has many appealing attributes. The product is durable, easy to install, and inexpensive. Also, the design goes all the way through the tile instead of just being a laminated layer on top. Vinyl composition tile also comes in many different colors ranging from neutral options to bold options.

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Heindesign’s blog has a wonderful blog entry explaining how they used and installed VCT.

Click here to see our collection of VCT flooring.

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Ask the Experts: VCT in the Garage?

Question: Can the VCT tiles be successfully used for a garage floor where cars will be parked?

Thanks, Ralph

Ralph,

This is a good question because the average weight of a car is about 4,000 lbs. and that is a little too much weight for most types of floor covering. However, I think that VCT tile would be as good of a choice you could make to park your car on. I don’t think any VCT tile manufacturer will warranty their product under these conditions but it should hold up for quite some time. It would be wise that when you buy your VCT tile to buy just a little extra just so you can replace any tiles that might crack or get stained from the tires. Make sure that you try to drive in or back out as straight as you can for this will help eliminate some possible damages. One thing I think you should know, VCT tile will be slippery when it gets wet so when you drive your car in on rainy days be careful.This will only work in an enclosed garage and if you are going to experience some extremely cold temperatures you might want to heat this area with a space heater.There will also be some other variables in putting VCT tile in your garage but overall this should work fine.

Thank you for your question and feel free to call if Carpet Express can be of any help.

Mike Jones
Carpet Express
800-922-5582

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