Armstrong Flooring announced the launch of a new low-maintenance vinyl composition tile (VCT) product targeted to commercial strategic account customers, featuring patent-pending Diamond 10 technology.

“Armstrong Flooring’s VCT, now with our exclusive Diamond 10 technology coating, delivers superior scratch, stain and scuff resistance, saving on average over 40% in maintenance costs compared to polished VCT,” said Brian Saker, director, commercial product management. “While savings depend on use and recommended maintenance procedures, for large retail chain customers this can result in millions of dollars in savings over the life of the floor and will completely change the value proposition in their flooring selection.”

With dirt, scratch and stain resistant qualities, VCT with Diamond 10 technology is unlike traditional VCT in that it offers the option to reduce or eliminate initial polish and recoating maintenance and eliminates restorative stripping in all applications; fewer coats of polish means less downtime and a quick return to operational space. Savings are realized in polish costs, as well as labor costs related to maintenance practices. Also, where a higher sheen is desired, it can take up to eight coats of polish to achieve the desired gloss level with standard VCT; with VCT with Diamond 10 Technology, the same gloss level can be achieved with as little as three coats of polish.

“Education, offices, retail and healthcare environments can resume operations far more quickly and with minimal interruption because of a more simple maintenance regimen and a variety of performance benefits that help efficiency, pro­ductivity and sustainability goals,” Saker said.

Made in U.S. with global and domestic content, the VCT offers the lowest carbon footprint of all Armstrong Flooring resilient products and is recyclable through the company’s On&On Recycling Program.

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