Part 2 of 4: Comfort keeps customers – and employees – satisfied

Nov 17th, 2017 Retail Flooring Design 6 min read

Seeing the Future: Designing for Long-Term Value vs. Price Part 2 of 4: Comfort keeps customers – and employees – satisfied The following is the second in a series on strategies to help design clients, facility owners and other stakeholders see beyond the initial price tag and understand the long-term implications of flooring design decisions. The first post in our series, “Mounting Maintenance Costs,” focused…

Part 1 of 4: Mounting Maintenance Costs

Nov 13th, 2017 Lifecycle Costs, Retail Flooring Design 4 min read

Seeing the Future: Designing for Long-Term Value vs. Price The following is the first in a series on strategies to help design clients, facility owners and other stakeholders see beyond the initial price tag and understand the long-term implications of flooring design decisions. Adding it Up When you’re giving a presentation on design options, your clients probably don’t expect you to talk about cleaning products….

Knock Your Next Style Board Out of the Park

May 11th, 2017 Color Trends, New Products 3 min read

Armstrong Flooring has an offer for commercial space designers that is so great, you are going to think, “There has to be a catch.” It’s our new Create Your Own Color Luxury Flooring program. Simply put, for orders of a minimum quantity of 500 sq. ft., you can specify custom accent colors to be added to neutral base colors. The finished flooring comes in two…

Flooring Lifecycle Cost Made Easy (And Fun!)

Apr 17th, 2017 Lifecycle Costs 3 min read

What designer hasn’t worried that they would run out of creative ideas? It happens to everyone, me included. How do you avoid it? The answer, for me, has always been understanding the problem-solving component of design, and having a process to help sort things out. Now, I’m like a Boston terrier with an expensive shoe when it comes to process – I sink my teeth…

Getting Social in the Commercial Design World

Apr 17th, 2017 Inspiration 4 min read

Here at Sketchbook, we like to see what others are creating. That inspires us and makes us excited to share. One of the best ways to do this, we’re discovering, is through social media. As one of the easiest and most common distribution methods for content, whether it be photos, stories, or videos, social media challenges us to inspire each other to create. What’s the…

Technology in Healthcare: The Designer’s Dilemma

Mar 16th, 2017 Design Trends 4 min read

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Deb Lechner, Director of Channel Marketing at Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Deb began her career with Armstrong in 1990 as a Sales Representative and held a variety of jobs throughout the organization, including marketing and design. In 2002, Deb left Armstrong and worked for ten years with a closely knit group of commercial flooring contractors throughout North America. The…

Dispelling the Myths of Flooring Acoustics in Office Spaces

Feb 9th, 2017 Acoustics 4 min read

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Amy Costello, P.E., the Sustainability Manager at Armstrong Flooring.  Amy works closely with a cross-functional team to develop programs and tools for customers and serves as the chair of the Armstrong Sustainability Steering Committee.   Prior to joining Armstrong, Amy managed the Air, Noise and Energy Section of the Virginia Department of Transportation where she received three Commissioner’s Awards…

Reality Rocks!

Jan 26th, 2017 Testimonials 2 min read

We’ve gotten the opportunity to hear directly from a business owner about her experience with our newest flooring innovation. Natural Creations® Luxury Flooring with Diamond 10® Technology was selected as the flooring for her busy bagel shop remodeling project. A mishap immediately after the flooring was installed gave her a scare. We’ll let you get the story directly from her: You Just Never Know For…

The Hard Truth About Concrete

Jan 12th, 2017 Design Trends, Designers 5 min read

This post was written by Laura Rossomangno, Segment Marketing Manager at Armstrong Flooring – Commercial. Her specialty areas include the retail market segment and the specific issues that flooring must face in those areas. Laura enjoys the questions and challenges our customers bring to the table – but she also enjoys mixed martial arts. So we’re not going to start any trouble… We are observing…

Armstrong Flooring and Partnering Installers Make a Difference at St. Boniface Hospital in Fond Des Blanc Sud, Haiti

Jan 1st, 2017 Giving Back 3 min read

When Hurricane Matthew hit the tropical region, it left a path of destruction from Florida to Venezuela to Haiti and beyond, destroying anything in its path. A very powerful, long-lived and deadly natural disaster, Hurricane Matthew became the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. In October 2016, Kwasi Pecou, a former flooring installer and current commercial contractor with Lane’s in New…