Made in USA – Keeping it Close to Home

In an uneasy global market, “Made in the USA” is an appealing label. In conjunction with the trending theme of staying safe, becoming eco-friendly and conserving materials, some notable flooring manufacturers are keeping some (or all) of their production plants in the United States. For more than 40 years, Continental’s family-owned and operated company has been serving as your nation’s government flooring and ceiling specialist with multiple manufacturers that are not only keeping it green, but also keeping it in the United States.

Locating flooring products made in the USA has become a focus of many buyers. There are no tariffs to contend with, which could represent a degree of stability for the purchase. (Luxury vinyl tile made in China once protected by an exemption, is now saddled with a 25% tariff.) According to an article in Floor Covering Weekly in August of 2020, “Consumers like to know that the products are made to certain specs and those are carefully monitored in American factories.” The article further states, “in today’s COVID-19 world, tariff protections and delivery times are attracting shoppers to American-made products.” According to Consumer Reports, 80% of American shoppers say they prefer to buy goods made in the United States. More than 60% say they’d even be willing to pay 10% more for an American-made product. In addition, as we navigate the COVID-19 waters as a country, it’s important to remember that domestic flooring manufacturers offer Americans much needed jobs and help to promote economic growth.

In today’s complex economy, it can be challenging for buyers to determine which products are manufactured in the United States. To make it easy to find carpet, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, floor mats and ceiling products which satisfy this “made in America” requirement, we have compiled the list below as a guide. Buyers who want to purchase domestic materials can find almost any flooring product made right here in the US.

Made in the USA Flooring and Ceiling Solutions

Armstrong Floors / Ceiling and Wall Systems
At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong Flooring offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. Their goal is creativity and sustainability, and to develop products with the power to positively impact the spaces where people live, work, learn, heal, and play. Armstrong World Industries is also a leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.

Ecore
Since 1871, Ecore has been transforming reclaimed waste into unique surfaces that make people’s lives better. What started with simple cork closures has evolved into a diverse portfolio of products solving complex problems in applications ranging from playgrounds, weight rooms, and turf fields to hospitals, hotels, and retail environments. Ecore is comprised of four business units: Ecore Athletic, Ecore Commercial Flooring, Ecore Construction, and Ecore Industrial.

Congoleum
Most of Congoleum`s resilient sheet, tile, and plank products are made in the USA. Congoleum has a long history of supporting American jobs and American workers. Since 1886 Congoleum has manufactured all of our resilient sheet products in the Northeastern United States. Today, our sheet manufacturing plant is based in Trainer, Pennsylvania. Not only does Congoleum manufacture resilient sheet products in the USA, but also manufacture Tile and Plank products in Trenton, New Jersey and have since 1947.

Crossville
As the first tile manufacturer in Tennessee (est. 1986), Crossville is the leading American manufacturer of beautiful, sustainable solutions that advance the frontiers of tile design. From introducing the nation’s first large-format porcelain tiles, to becoming the first and only net consumer of tile waste materials (meaning we recycle even more than we produce), to developing cutting-edge performance innovations that turn mere surfaces into “breathing” living environments—we are committed to pioneering products and practices that change the way the world views tile.

Daltile
In the 1940s, the founders of Dallas Ceramic Company had a vision for a tile distribution channel unlike any other in the industry. Today, Daltile has grown from a humble manufacturing center in Dallas, Texas to a nationwide name brand. Daltile produces and/or distributes millions of square feet of tile and natural stone each year with a large number of products made in the USA.

Musson
Since 1945, Musson Rubber has been a pioneer and leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of safety stair coverings and flooring materials. Musson specializes in stair covering and entrance matting for commercial, institutional and industrial use.

NoTrax
NoTrax manufactures a full range of mats including, ergonomic, entrance, anti-fatigue, and safety mats (and social distancing specific mats) for industrial, commercial and food service environments. NoTrax is recognized as one of the largest integrated manufacturers of floor matting products in the world.

FLEXCO
For more than 65 years, FLEXCO has advanced as an industry pioneer and innovator through a vast selection of performance-driven floors. Their cutting-edge products represent the best and newest features in the industry.

 

Shaw Contract
Shaw Contract Group is more than a flooring manufacturer. Shaw Contract Group is a global design leader, manufacturing high performance cradle-to-cradle flooring products ideal for any commercial environment. Product options include broadloom and carpet tile, hardwood, and hard surfaces. This is a publicly solicited contract established through an RFP process conducted by a Lead Public Agency. This contract satisfies formal competitive bid requirements of most states.

Roppe
Roppe is celebrating over 60 years as a leading manufacturer in the commercial flooring industry. Family owned, Roppe is a very integral part of the small Midwestern town of Fostoria, Ohio, where their headquarters are located. Roppe products have stood the test of time, and realizes the importance of having a range of products readily available.

M+A
The M+A name represents two powerful brands – Mountville and Andersen – with nearly a century of combined experience developing and manufacturing mats designed to make environments safer, cleaner, and more comfortable.

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