Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Should I use an adhesive remover to remove adhesive residue from a subfloor before installing a new floor? Many adhesive removal products contain solvents that leave a residue within the subfloor. This residue can negatively affect the new adhesive and bleed through the new floor covering. Floor covering warranties do not cover instances where existing subfloor conditions cause damage to the flooring or installation failure. ...

Maintenance

What is meant by “low maintenance”? The term ”low maintenance” is applied to a floor covering with a factory applied finish designed to reduce the amount of regular maintenance. The factory applied finish replaces the need to apply initial seal coats and finish (polish) coats, reducing the cost in both floor care products and labour. The floor covering will require maintenance in the form of cleaning and buffing with machinery, however the surface of a “low mainte nance” floor covering allows this process to be carried out quickly and cheaply. ...

Technical

What international standards does Armstrong Commercial flooring meet? Globally there are many other consensus organi zations developing standards. These include, but are not limited to: Standards Association of Australia/New Zealand, American Society of Testing and Materials, British Standards Institution, Japanese Standards Association, European Committee for Standardization, Deutsches Inst itute fur Normung. Armstrong tests their commercial flooring materials to meet standards of the respective countries in which these materials are sold...