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Resilient & Wood Flooring
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This year, specifiers saw an increase in the cost of flooring-grade lumber and plastic resins, in turn raising the price of some resilient and hardwood flooring products. This month’s roundup includes a range of flooring options, including reclaimed wood, rubber, cork, and linoleum products. óRita F. Catinella

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Linoleum colors for North America
Armstrong crafted the Living Colors of Linoleum Collection to address emerging North American color and design trends. The collection, drawn from extensive customer, color, and industry research, includes specialized color palettes for health-care, education, and retail segments. The retail palette (sample shown at right) spans more midtones for low-contrast patterning options and encompasses key neutrals and accents. Armstrong, Lancaster, Pa.   [ Reader Service # 213 ]



Plywood-look tiles
Alder Plywood from Amtico International gives the look of plywood with none of the disadvantages inherent in the natural material. The vinyl flooring product simulates the appearance of natural wood and works well for modern commercial interiors. Alder Plywood is available in two standard tile sizes: 12'' x 12'' and 18'' x 18''. Amtico, New York City. [ Reader Service # 214 ]



Reclaimed elm logs
Mountain Lumber is a Virginia-based company that reclaims antique wood and transforms it into flooring, beams, and other architectural details. The company has imported 400-year-old Chinese elm timbers that have been revealed as old buildings are torn down for modernization. The flooring milled from these timbers has a rich butterscotch color with deep swirls of chocolate grain. Mountain Lumber, Ruckersville, Va. [ Reader Service # 216 ]



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