A look at important milestones in Armstrong Flooring’s history.
Armstrong Cork Company begins recycling cork waste for use in the production of corkboard insulation. Later, cork waste is used to produce cork flooring tile.
Armstrong builds a linoleum factory in Lancaster, PA.
Armstrong national consumer advertising featuring linoleum appears for the first time in The Saturday Evening Post.
Armstrong applies for patents covering the manufacture of embossed molded inlaids.
Asphalt tile volume is booming. Armstrong builds a plant in South Gate, CA.
Post-war expansion is under way with new tile plants in Kankakee, IL and Jackson, MS.
Armstrong opens a new Research & Development Center in Lancaster, PA, the first of its kind in the industry.
Montina Corlon vinyl launches to commercial and residential markets, followed by Coronelle Corlon. Both are huge successes.
Armstrong introduces the world's first no-maintenance floor. Its surface, called Mirabond, is a urethane composition that eliminates the need for waxing.
Armstrong Cork Company changes its name to Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Armstrong purchases the W.W. Henry Company, manufacturer of adhesives for all types of flooring installations.
Armstrong becomes a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Armstrong adds a polyurethane coating to all homogeneous sheet products, including ColorArt MEDINTONE Sheet and ColorArt MEDLEY Sheet lines. This addition addresses a recognized need in target markets for a floor that is easier to maintain.
Armstrong introduces BioBased Tile? bio-flooring with BioStride? polymer. This new composition tile is made with rapidly renewable materials, aiding in the conservation of precious resources.
Armstrong flooring products are incorporated into the Beijing Olympic buildings.
Armstrong reaches a milestone: 150 years in business.
STRIATIONS BBT Bio-flooring joins MIGRATIONS BBT Bio-flooring in the Armstrong bio-flooring category.
Launched VCT Recycling Program which reclaims post-consumer material and incorporates it into new flooring products.
The launch of Diamond 10 Technology
Armstrong Flooring, Inc., separates from Armstrong World Industries to become an independent company.