Lancaster, Pa., March 31, 2015 – Armstrong Commercial Flooring is pleased to announce that its industry-leading recycling program has been expanded to include Armstrong luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The expansion builds upon the success of its recycling program for vinyl composition tile (VCT) which has recovered more than six million pounds of post-consumer VCT since 2012.
Armstrong luxury vinyl tile and qualifying competitors’ LVT products will be recycled into new flooring product at the company’s Stillwater, OK, and Lancaster, PA, manufacturing facilities.
“Our products are designed with recyclability in mind,” explains Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager for Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “Our closed-loop recycling program provides an end-of-life alternative, helping to conserve and protect natural resources, while reducing the environmental footprint of our products.”
The recycling program now has a simplified 4-step process and no job size limits, which makes it easier for North American customers to return flooring products and install new products during renovations.
“By streamlining the recovery process and moving towards a closed-loop system, Armstrong is taking an industry leadership position that is crucial to changing standard practices and finding new markets for difficult-to-divert products,” says Wes Sullens, Green Building Policy and Advocacy Manager at StopWaste.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The company safely and responsibly operates 15 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 3,500 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at armstrongflooring.com.