Armstrong World Industries has established a long-term distribution agreement with Belgian flooring manufacturer The Berry Group to market locking laminate flooring in North America.

The agreement allows Armstrong to sell and market specific products to specific market segments under the U.S. Patents of Valinge Aluminum, of Viken, Sweden.

Armstrong will introduce its specific locking system to flooring retailers at the Surfaces 2001 trade show in Las Vegas. The product line will become available in the first quarter of 2001.