Armstrong recently announced that it will initiate up to a six percent price increase in the United States and Canada on all Engineered Hardwood flooring products effective with shipments on December 17, 2012. 

“We find it necessary to adjust our prices due to higher than anticipated inflation in plywood and face veneers, as well as increased transportation costs,” said Kevin Biedermann, senior vice president, Armstrong Residential Floor Products.  “We truly understand how difficult it is to pass along price increases to customers.  Our focus remains on reducing costs wherever possible through productivity and operational improvement projects without compromising our quality or service.”