|American Scrape™ Hardwood . |
|Product manager, Chuck, shows off the richly textured floors in our new American Scrape hardwood collection. These floors are available in domestic hickory and oak, and they're made in the USA.
|Armstrong Flooring 101 |
|Transform your flooring ideas from inspiration to installation! Learn about floors that fit your lifestyle and budget and get tips to prepare for your store visit. We'll show you what to expect every step of the way.
|Visiting a Flooring Store |
|When you're ready to buy flooring or have questions for your Armstrong retailer, you should plan ahead to make the most of your visit to the flooring store. Follow the helpful tips in this video so you're prepared when the flooring salesperson asks, "Are you looking for any floor in particular?"
|Budgeting for an Armstrong Floor |
|In this video, you'll learn about the costs to consider when planning the budget for your flooring project. Our online floor estimator tool will help you figure out the total flooring cost - including the costs for sub-floor removal and installation. To get actual flooring prices, we recommend that you visit your local flooring retailer.
|CushionStep™ Vinyl Flooring |
|Listen to Francesca explain why CushionStep vinyl sheet flooring from Armstrong is the smart, comfortable choice for active households.
|Performance Plus™ Hardwood Flooring |
|Find out from product manager, Chuck, how Performance Plus hardwood flooring lets you enjoy real wood floors without having to worry about kids, pets, and guests ever again -- thanks to Armstrong's Lifetime Residential Warranty.
|Mannington Sobella Installation Video . |
|Mannington Sobella Installation Video|
|Hardwood Floor Design Trends from Shaw Floors |
|Hardwood flooring trends are offering consumers a wealth of choice in 2013. From shifts in color palette's to new textures, Emily Morrow explains the many options available to transform your interior. To |
|Flooring Suggestions for Every Stage Of Life |
|When choosing a new floor it is beneficial to look at the stage of life you are in. Different lifestyles say a lot about what type of flooring you prefer for your home. Younger homeowners may be interested in a more design focused floor like patterned carpet or a vibrant area rug. Families could look for more durable flooring like hand scraped hardwood or tile which offers easy maintenance and can withstand an active lifestyles. Finally homeowners whose kids have moved out might be interested in creating a show place and opt for a finely finished hardwood or intricate tile design. No matter the stage of life Shaw Floors offers a variety of flooring to fit them all. |
|Made in South Pittsburg: Shaw Hardwood Flooring |
|By: Latricia Thomas A local company that's known for its carpet is taking the hardwood flooring world by storm with their engineered product called Epic. When you see Shaw trucks on the Interstate, you might assume they're carrying carpet.Shaw's Vice President of Hard Surface Business Development Scott Sandlin says, We're becoming more than just a carpet company and it gives people a lot of opportunity.But if those trucks came from the South Pittsburg plant, the freight actually comes from a forest. After adjusting to the temperature in the factory for a few days, stacks of wood veneers made from hickory, walnut, oak and cherry, move on to the assembly line. You have a back veneer and a face veneer and they will go into the press and they will be adhered to an HDF board, like a sandwich, Sandlin says.When the humitidy changes in your home, or the temperature changes, it doesn't shrink or grow.After the press, it's time for a quick touch up before the wood is sliced into strips. The 145 employees that work in the South Pittsburg plant check the planks during several steps of the manufacturing process, thankful these jobs returned after Shaw shut down the outdated yarn facility that once stood here.It was devastating when we shut it down so we were glad we could bring wood into this community to make it into what it is today, says Sandlin. So that made a big difference for South Pittsburg and Marion County.Back on the line, it's time for cosmetics. It goes down this line, with 8 or 9 stages of the finish being put on. It's just impractical to do it outside of the factory. It's almost like paining your car out of the factory, according to Sandlin.Add the Made in America box, and it's time to ship to distributors and then to a home near you. We are very proud that this product is made in Marion County and ships out of our distribution facilities in Northwest Georgia, Sandlin says. That's very important to us.|
|Quick guide to maple flooring |
|With so many great options available, it can be difficult to decide what species of wood to use for your home's flooring. Understanding the species' properties, however, can make choosing a lot easier.|
|6 mistakes to avoid with hardwood floors |
|Hardwood floors are a great investment. Between their timeless beauty, sophisticated appearance and impressive design versatility, it's virtually impossible to regret installing hardwood floors for your home. Despite how convenient and beneficial these surfaces can be compared to other types of floors, there are certain things to keep in mind when choosing, installing and maintaining them. |
|Engineered hardwood v. Laminate floors: Understand |
|It's no secret that wood floors are some of the best surfaces to use in your home. However, when it comes to two of the most common choices - engineered hardwood and laminate - there is still a lot of confusion. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not the same thing. |
|How Laminate Flooring Is Made |
|The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) Information Section |
|Laminate A-Z Glossary of Terms |
|The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) Information Section|