Armstrong Flooring Introduces a Refreshed Parallel 20/12 Collection to Specialty Retail, Corporate Office and Multi-Family Spaces

Lancaster, Pa., October 20, 2016 – Armstrong Flooring is again enhancing its luxury flooring with refreshed design offerings of its Parallel 20 and Parallel 12 luxury vinyl tile. Available in early 2017 as part of the Continuum™ Solutions product portfolio, Parallel 20, with a 20 mil wear layer, and Parallel 12, with a 12 mil wear layer, are uniquely designed to accommodate multiple budgets and performance needs, providing affordable luxury flooring that not only looks great, but offers an industry-best warranty.

Natural Beauty: The Best in Luxury Flooring
Armstrong Flooring set the bar for the best in design and performance with the introduction of the Natural Creations with Diamond 10 Technology collection. As the luxury flooring option for designers and end-users, Natural Creations provides the commercial market with a broad range of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes for a variety of spaces. But there are times when specifiers are required to keep value-engineering in mind; Parallel 20/12, with the same natural beauty and modular flexibility of Natural Creations, provides a cost-effective LVT option. Featuring a variety of neutrals with the realism of wood, stone and contemporary textural on-trend visuals, Parallel 20/12 is the perfect choice for specialty retail, office and multi-family spaces.

Connecting spaces is also easier with matching designs that help transition adjoining flooring options. The multi-purpose and stair noise trim are designed to coordinate with Parallel 20/12 giving a smooth transition from LVT to another type of flooring at differing height and covers the expansion space on stair edges with a finished trim.

Easy Maintenance, Durable Performance and Sustainable Design
Whatever your performance needs, Parallel 20/12 offers simple installation, easy repair and low maintenance. Parallel 20 can be specified for areas subject to high foot traffic and heavy rolling loads, while Parallel 12 can be specified for light commercial performance in areas with less foot traffic and lighter rolling loads. The high-performance coating resists scratches, stains and damages from alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Additionally, the ergonomic value offers minimal resistance to moving objects, making it easy to push, pull and roll heavy equipment and furniture.

The commercial UV-cured urethane finish eliminates polishing and spray buffing in some applications, saving time, labor and costs. Parallel 20/12 paired with Armstrong S-1840 Quiet Comfort Luxury Flooring Underlayment is ideal for spaces where noise reduction is a must. This solution provides exceptional footfall reduction, providing acoustical comfort.

And the revamped collection has been sustainably redesigned with low VOC emissions, free of Ortho-phthalate and heavy metals, meets Well Building Standard® Toxic Material Reduction Credit requirements and is FloorScore® certified. Recyclable through On&On™ Recycling Program, specifying Parallel 20/12 contributes to LEED® credits and reduces environmental impact by diverting potential waste from landfills and costs associated with disposal.

About Armstrong

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