What started as a two-man cork-cutting shop led by Thomas Armstrong in 1860 has since flourished into the number one manufacturer of resilient wood and flooring products across North America. Established in Pittsburgh in the 19th century, Armstrong Flooring’s first products were delivered by wheelbarrow. Now, more than 150 years later, they operate 15 manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, and Australia. In addition to their innovation and high quality, their principles quickly set them apart, as consumers came to know Armstrong as a flooring company they could trust. While their competition operated with a “buyer beware” mentality, suggesting that consumers have the sole responsibility for discerning the quality of products before purchasing them, Armstrong pioneered the principle “Let the buyer have faith,” as a testament to the quality of his products. This motto is more than just a catchy saying; it is a guarantee that customers can have confidence in their uncompromising quality, innovative designs, unmatched durability, and superior customer service. Although they began as a cork business, Armstrong Flooring has since evolved into a hardwood, vinyl, and laminate flooring manufacturer. Their expansion into a wide range of flooring types is an indication of their dedication to innovation and their desire to meet the needs of modern consumers. At Chestnut flooring, we carry a vast selection of Armstrong Flooring in Toronto, ideal for both residential and commercial renovations.
Dedicated to sustainability
For more than 100 years, Armstrong Flooring has worked to recycle waste and conserve resources. All of their flooring manufacturing plants in the United States continually meet and set new environmental performance targets, adhering to an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with ISO 14001. For example, in 2007, they vowed to reduce their greenhouse gases and water by 10%, which they accomplished on schedule in 2015. They have since promised to reduce their energy, water and waste intensity by 25% by 2024. Their commitment to the environment has earned them a number of awards including the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency, the GreenStep Process Award, the County of Los Angeles Green Leadership Award, the ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence, the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, EB Platinum Certification, The Infinity Arrow Award from the California Produce Stewardship Council, and the Nightingale Award. Thus, when purchasing Armstrong Flooring in Toronto, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are supporting a company as dedicated to environmental sustainability as you are. Armstrong Flooring specializes in hardwood flooring, which means that they carry an extensive selection of colours, styles, and species in both solid and engineered hardwood. As a company known for their impeccable taste and high quality, they source only the finest hardwoods from America and around the globe. Whether you prefer the look of exotic hardwoods or native species, you can depend on the durability of Armstrong Flooring for years to come.
Armstrong laminate’s resilience is a result of its composition. It is made up of four distinct layers:
- Wear Layer: Utilizing VisionGuard®, this is a clear, hardened wear layer which works to protect the floor against scratches, spills, stains, and fading
- Design Layer: The beautiful finish of Armstrong’s laminate is a result of the design layer which features crystal clear visuals resembling natural stone and hardwood
- Inner Core: HydraCore™ or HydraCore Plus adds durability and stability to the laminate while also enabling it to absorb sound and resist moisture
- Backing: The final layer provides balance to the laminate, protecting the floor from warping
As a company known for their close attention to detail, Armstrong has created laminate in a number of authentic finishes, which feature beautiful colour variation, texture, and distinctive grains. They have three looks, which appeal to a variety of design sensibilities:
- Hardwood looks: this range features both traditional styles and exotic species, available in a rustic, weathered finish, hand-scraped, or with a matte gloss finish
- Stone looks: this collection captures the beautiful texture of natural stones such as slate, the stunning colour variation found in Spanish stone pavers, and the simple sophistication of tumbled stone blocks
- Custom designer looks: this collection enables you to achieve a more custom look by combining materials such as woods, metals, and concretes to create a floor that is truly one of a kind
For an unparalleled selection of Armstrong Flooring in Toronto, we invite you to visit our showroom, where a member of our team of dedicated experts will help you chose the flooring that best suits your unique style, budget, and needs.
All of Armstrong’s solid hardwood flooring is made in America and sourced from the Appalachians.
Armstrong’s solid hardwood flooring is selected for beautiful, consistent colouring, refined grain, and incredible stability. Solid hardwood is a classic flooring option that will add instant warmth, character, and value to your home. At Chestnut Flooring, we carry an extensive selection of solid hardwood Armstrong flooring in Toronto, including a variety of wood species, looks, and finishes. Whether you prefer a traditional, hand-scraped or distressed finish in hickory, maple or oak, Armstrong’s solid hardwood collections fit every style and budget. Although solid hardwood can be installed in a variety of settings, it is not suitable for rooms such as basements, mudrooms, and bathrooms, which are prone to moisture.
Engineered hardwood in Toronto
Engineered hardwood is a popular choice amongst customers who love the look of solid hardwood but are searching for a more durable option. Its engineered construction and wood top layer gives it the high-end look of solid hardwood, however it can be installed virtually anywhere, including basements. It is also dent and scratch resistant, holds up to sanding and refinishing, which significantly extends its lifetime. Armstrong’s engineered hardwood is available in a wide range of species including acacia, birch, cherry, hickory, maple, red and white oak, and walnut. Each species is available in a variety of widths and thicknesses and several finishes such as hand-scraped, traditional, and distressed, which enables you to truly customize your flooring to suit your particular needs and taste.
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Rigid Core flooring is an excellent choice for homeowners with that spark and flair for a realistic flooring look. What’s more, rigid core protects from water, dents, stains, and scratches. They’re highly durable because of how they’re made. They use a hybrid layered construction that combines the best features of several flooring types, all in the bid to give you the desired flooring outcome. Rigid Core is highly versatile and can work even in kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms.
Armstrong linoleum is designated 100% bio based by the USDA. All Armstrong linoleum products are made from natural ingredients such as including linseed oil, wood powder, resins, and ground limestone. The product’s rich colors come from mineral pigments- and the flooring has an all-natural jute fabric backing. All Armstrong linoleum products have NATURCote™ II, which is a UV-cured coating protecting the floor from scratches and scuffs, as well as reducing the time needed for any maintenance. This durable, versatile and green flooring is no longer your grandmother’s linoleum. Styles and designs have reinvented linoleum into a fashionable flooring option.
Armstrong linoleum flooring is available in wide range of colors and patterns, from traditional marbled patterns to contemporary flecked designs or graphic patterns. Buyers can also find linoleum products in warm, organic earth tones that will accentuate the natural aspect of the flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
LVT flooring is Floor-Score certified, meaning they are certified for low VOC emissions. This means you can be assured of safer indoor air quality in your home. Armstrong takes sustainability even further by manufacturing floors in an ISO 140001-certified facility, or an Environment Management System. Armstrong’s Luxury Vinyl Collections feature vinyl flooring that reflects wood, ceramic and stone, made from a durable material that is easier to clean, cheaper and less prone to flaws and fading. All of Armstrong’s luxury vinyl floors are made to last. Both Luxe Plank and Alterna are made up of three primary layers, adding to durability and scratch and scuff resistance. For more information about types of Vinyl offered by Armstrong, please visit their catalogue and browse the selections.
Armstrong laminate products contribute to the MR6.0 LEED rating system.
The company sources laminate from other companies to meet specifications; requiring adherence to all environment, health and safety requirements. Laminate products are all certified to meet CARB requirements. Armstrong laminate comes in a variety of textures and patterns, boasting realistic, wood quality grain and colour. For easy maintenance and superior durability, laminate is an excellent solution for homes where hardwood is simply not feasible. With Armstrong’s refined and superior quality laminate flooring, you can achieve the look of real wood without all the drawbacks.
This green flooring option is produced locally within the United States. All of Armstrong’s vinyl flooring products carry the FloorScore Certification seal. This certification means that they meet low emission levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for safer indoor air quality. Armstrong uses top quality printing technology to cerate highly realistic stone, wood, parquet designs. Vinyl flooring is an excellent substitute for laminate, as it is easier to install and easier to maintain. Armstrong Vinyl Tile peel and stick system is truly unique as it is as easy as putting a sticker on. DIY at it’s finest. Install in high traffic areas for extra durability and ease of maintenance. For more info, see the company website.