Armstrong Flooring (AFI) was spun out of Armstrong Worldwide and was considered the bad business. We loved the Allure flooring as it was easy to cut and inexpensive and it would be perfect for our needs. I don’t know if this is a bad batch of floor, but I want nothing to do with this flooring anymore. The final test of their bottom line sincerity will be if they request the sample of the old flooring that I volunteered to send to them but have not. Products: Armstrong Flooring offers an impressive array of products, including solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminate, resilient vinyl sheets and tiles and linoleum.
However, the lifespan of engineered hardwood flooring is probably double that of wall-to-wall carpeting, so it still is a sound value, in terms of wear versus cost. Plus, these vinyl sheet flooring products are backed by some of the best warranties in the flooring industry. Laminate flooring produced by Trafficmaster is made up of 4 separate layers which have actually been merged together under ruthless. Anon, current Armstrong® flooring products do not contain asbestos and have not since the early 1980’s or earlier depending on the product. Commercial Mats and Rubber’s Best Flex Flooring is another excellent avenue for gym flooring.
From the house age the material you describe could be non-asbestos (linoleum) or it could be asbestos-containing sheet flooring. Armstrong and other floor tile or sheet flooring manufacturers often offered several patterns with a particular dominant color that can help quickly identify the flooring brand and style. I am pretty well convinced that at least some of this flooring product is in fact every bit as toxic as it seems.
For more information about these older flooring types, see Asphalt & Vinyl Floor Tile History – history, dates, and description of the production process and ingredients in asphalt floor tiles, asphalt-asbestos floor tiles, & vinyl-asbestos floor tiles 1900 to present.
American Biltrite in Trenton produced asbestos-containing floor tiles; if your American Biltrite flooring was installed before 1980 it’s likely that it contains asbestos. I went home and ripped out the flooring and hauled it out of my house as quickly as I could. Armstrong was a business pioneer in some respects: he branded each cork he shipped as early as 1864, and soon was putting a written guarantee in each burlap bag of corks he shipped from his big new factory. Hardwood also offers the environmental benefit of being the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. In addition, the margins in the flooring business are a lot lower than the margins in the ceiling business. The installer, who was a certified by Armstrong for laminate installation, immediately recognized the floor as a glue-together product that was defective. You can easily learn about Laminate Flooring Installation within many websites on the Internet.