Continental Flooring and Armstrong – Keeping it Green with Sustainable Floor and Ceiling Options

Reduce; Reuse; Recycle. The trending theme of becoming eco-friendly and conserving materials is becoming a staple among the flooring industry. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Since 1979, Continental’s family owned and operated company has been serving as your nation’s government flooring and ceiling specialist with multiple manufactures that are keeping it green. Our elite programs offer an awareness in an ecological balance. Whether your renovation project needs recycled material, LEED credits or a take back recycling program, sustainable floor options, through easy sourcing via contracts like GSA Schedules, cooperative contracts and teaming agreements you can find several eco-friendly benefits and green programs.

Armstrong Striations Hospitality 300dpi

The Armstrong® World Industries’ Floor Recycling Program is available nationwide; it reclaims Armstrong® and competitor LVT, VCT and other qualifying products with or without adhesive. Since the 2009 implementation, floorings like Natural Creations Arbor Art™, Raffia™, Standard Excelon™ and many others have been recycled (over 6 million pounds of post-consumer flooring) into new Armstrong® flooring diverting 3,000 tons of post-consumer material from landfills. Disposed materials are transformed through the manufacturing of newer products like Striations and Migrations Bio-Based Tile™ and the new LinoArt™ collection. These floors don’t only look like nature, they keep nature in mind. Wood and stone inspired visuals of Striations™ and Migrations™ are finished with BioStride polymer—made from rapidly renewable U.S.-grown plant materials. Additionally, the new LinoArt™ sheet and tile linoleum with 35% pre-consumer and 36% rapidly renewable content generates a longer life cycle lessening our ecological “floor” print.


LinoArt Granette


From achieving energy savings with high light reflectance products, simplifying waste management by reutilizing material and refining indoor environmental excellence with acoustics Armstrong® ceilings has things looking up. For the past decade, Armstrong® has taken steps to diminish landfill waste and salvage post-consumer material through the Armstrong® Ceilings-2-Ceiling™ first and longest running recycling program. All brands of dry mineral fiber ceiling panels or tiles from all brands, vinyl or scrim-faced, are given a second life. Armstrong delivers combination acoustics to increase indoor environmental quality and certified low VOC emissions to meet stringent indoor air quality standards. Exemplary Woodworks® product line is manufactured with 100% USDA certified bio-based wood products and 92% recyclable content. Ceiling-2-Ceiling™ is an easy process in protecting the environment, which has today saved 550,000 tons of virgin material.  A broad selection of mineral fiber and fiberglass ceilings, Metalworks™ Ceilings, suspension systems and accessories permit everyone to help “Save The Ceilings”!

Armstrong MetalWorks Celings

Armstrong MetalWorks Celings

From viable pre and post-consumer material products to reclaiming your old flooring, countless programs have taken sustainability from a trend to a staple. Continental Flooring Company has a sustainable floor covering or ceiling tile to suit your needs. Our eco-friendly partnered manufacturers provide organic options to keep your space “feeling new”. Make your facility a leader: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It’s effortless. One call; that’s all! (800) 825-1221.