Armstrong-Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Floors

Sustainable Products

Recycling and Environmental Stewardship

Armstrong has a long standing role of recycling and environmental stewardship which includes re-using cork waste in the past to planting hardwoods in order to replace the wood used to make floors today.  Armstrong is the main producer of flooring in North America and they are determined to sustain our natural resources as well as our environmental impact.

Corporate Sustainability

Armstrong works on lowering energy use, lowering water use, and also supporting sustainable forest management practices. 

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Flooring Recycling Program

This program helps preserve natural resources and lower the environmental footprint of its products through a circle flooring recycling program. Woodwudy.com is always interested in preserving natural resources.

  • Armstrong has recycled more than 25 million pounds of old floors in order to make new floors in the span of five years.
  • Recycling this amount of flooring is the same as not driving a car for one million miles

 

USA Manufacturing

There are more than 4,800 employees at Armstrong’s manufacturing and distribution plants in America and 1,200 extra in sales and corporate-supporting roles. Presently, Armstrong has 15 domestic manufacturing plants for all of its flooring. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring is proud to sell Armstrong’s great products.

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Armstrong’s LVT products are FloorScore certified for smaller VOC emissions so that you can be sure of better air quality in your home. It also takes LVT durability further by creating these floors in an ISO 140001-certified facility. If you want more information then look at the Environmental Product Declaration given by members of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI). 

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Laminate

Laminate flooring is sourced from suppliers who manufacture products to Armstrong’s specifications. The specifications need adherence to every environmental, health and safety requirements, as well as formaldehyde emissions of American federal government and where necessary regulatory agencies like the California Air Resources Board. The suppliers have the products tested at independent certified labs before giving certifications on a normal basis. Armstrong only takes products that are certified to reach CARB requirements. Also, on a yearly basis, Armstrong randomly tests their products at the Hardwood Products Veneer Association (HPVA) lab in Virginia to guarantee the requirements for OSHA are met. This company has been servicing the needs of their customers for more than 150 years and they continually stand by their products so creating and selling floors are done with integrity. They try to guarantee all their products meet the needs and wants of their customers which keeps safety as a priority in all they do. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring cares about the quality of their products which is why they sell Armstrong.

 

Hardwood

Hardwood floors are durable flooring and can last for many years. More than 90% of Armstrong’s volume is made here in America using local raw materials and enhancing the strength of the hardwoods. They also make exotic hardwoods by using sustainable forest management and lowering the impact of logging practices. They support the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) which is a non-profit, educational institution committed to the preservation of tropical forests. They do not use species on the CITES list (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). At Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring, we strive to protect the forests as well.

 

Carb Emissions Standard

Armstrong uses the strictest standards for their products and tests each one to guarantee that it meets the emissions requirements of the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") Airborne Toxic Control Measure. This standard was designed to help in lowering Formaldehyde Emissions coming off of composite wood products and to protect your family and home. The FloorScore program was initially made as an emissions standard for non-wood or durable flood coverings. Even though wood products can certify against the FloorScore protocol, CARB certification is the main emissions standard used by the wood flooring industry. Woodwudy.com has more information for interested customers.

 

Sustainability Features

*Available only to specific products.

  • Solid and engineered hardwood require a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
  • Engineered wood flooring is certified as a reduce emitting (low VOC) wood product.
  • There is no adhesive required for the Lock&Fold installation
  • Scrap material is used for parquet flooring
  • 5/16” solid hardwood has half the amount of wood than the standard solid wood.
  • HomerWood uses reclaimed hardwood
  • Most of the wood that is used in the domestic hardwood flooring come from the Appalachian Hardwood region where the growth rate is a sum of 2+ trees for every tree used. For more information, look to woodwudy.com.

 

Sustainability Features

What’s FSC?

It stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and it is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit group that was made to encourage management of the world’s forests.

Are plants from Armstrong FSC-certified?

Armstrong does have an organizational FSC Chain of Custody certification (FSC C006997) that also have Beverly, WV, Somerset, KY, Oneida, TN and Vicksburg, MS.  The FSC is important not only to Armstrong but also to Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring as well.

 

Awards

 

Green Building Council

Armstrong is one of the original members of the U.S. Green Building council.

 

Tropical Forest Foundation

Armstrong helps the Tropical Forest Foundation which is a non-profit, educational organization that is determined to conserve tropical forests through sustainable forestry.

 

They were in Builders Magazine 2015 Brand Study for wood flooring.

 

They were awarded the ADEX Platinum Award by Design Journal Magazine.  They also were awarded the ADEX Gold Award by the same magazine.  For more information, contact woodwudy.com.

 

Builder Magazine 2015 Brand Use Study, Wood Flooring:
Armstrong Ad in Builder Magazine - 2015

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Platinum Award:
Artesian Hand-Tooled, Birch Chutney Spice

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Gold Award:
Performance Plus, Cherry Sugared Honey

 

 

LEED® for Homes

LEED Points

Comments

Requirement

Eligible Armstrong Product

Points

LEED-Approved Flooring Types

  • Linoleum
  • Cork
  • FSC-certified or reclaimed wood
  • Sealed concrete
  • Recycled-content flooring
    (minimum of 25% post-consumer content)

45% of total floor spaces use one or a combination of these products

Linoleum, FSC-Certified Wood

0.5

90% of total floor spaces use one or a combination of these products

Linoleum, FSC-Certified Wood

Additional 0.5 added to above for total of 1 point

100% of flooring in home is hard surface

All Armstrong resilient, wood and laminate products

0.5

FloorScore™ Certified Hard Surface Flooring

Hard surface flooring used in FloorScore certified

Linoleum, all vinyl sheet and vinyl tile

0.5

Locally Manufactured Floorng

Flooring must be extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the home.

Manufacturing Chart

0.5

 

 

Community Involvement

Armstrong Flooring Supports Homes for Our Troops

Armstrong Floor Products is the main flooring provider to the organization Homes for Our Troops, which is a national non-profit group that builds adapted homes for veterans that have become disabled during their service in the military. Between 2013 to 2016, a part of the sales from the American Scrape hardwood collection went to supporting the American product donation for an average of 100 homes across the U.S. Materials donated through the sponsorship include Alterna luxury vinyl that has a textured, smooth surface that reduces slips and provides warmth underfoot, Beckford Plank Hardwood and Turlington Signature Series collections.

The Homes for Our Troops organization built adapted homes for troops that had been extremely hurt during wartime operations since September 11, 2001. These homes are made at no cost to the service member due to the help of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors, such as Armstrong. This organization has created more than 130 specially adapted homes in 38 states and you can look at a map of the current homes building projects. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring supports our troops and we gladly support this move by Armstrong.

 

 

 

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