Continental Flooring Company has been serving government and public sector agencies worldwide for more than 40 years. We are known for quality products, mill-direct delivery and fantastic customer service. Our relationship with a variety of manufacturers means you will be able to purchase the products you need for all your maintenance and project requirements. If you are weighing your options, here is some some information on top three flooring products.
It’s no secret that LVT (luxury vinyl tile) has established itself as one of the toughest surfaces in the flooring world. Major manufacturers, including Armstrong (with their Diamond 10 technology), Shaw, Mannington and Congoleum have embraced its durability, stability, and wide range of design options. Versatile and strong, LVT can wear a number of hats. It can look like any tile from ceramic and travertine to slate and marble, while the wood creations have become increasingly popular and mimic a spectrum of hardwood and laminate floors. The natural appeal of the LVT planks (available in authentic plank lengths and widths like real hardwood) has opened up a new design look for commercial installations. Available in a variety of gauges and standard sizes, LVT options can work within almost any budget. Floating and click installation options also make LVT the ideal product for DIY projects.
Durability is the key. Hard surface flooring has notoriously been difficult to maintain, but even in the toughest of environments, LVT usually offers an outstanding flooring solution. It is commonly thought that LVT’s design layer will wear away over time, but that is not at all the case. The design on LVT is printed directly on the film layer of the tile, which is further protected by the wear layer. This gives the floor a protective, clear layer that makes it tough as nails and the design layer will never be walked off.
Depending on the protective wear layer, LVT is scratch and scuff resistant. LVT doesn’t need waxing or polishing. Instead, this surface only requires mopping and sweeping to maintain its “looks like new” appearance. The ease of maintenance will also save money in care costs over the life of the floor. LVT is constructed from synthetic material so by its very nature it is resistant to moisture and climate. When installed correctly, LVT is also water resistant and comes with a warranty of up to 20 years. (Be sure to ask about LVT specifically designed for wet areas.) Now that’s a tough floor! LVT has wear layers coated with urethane to make them even stronger and suitable for tough traffic. A vacuum and damp mop takes care of maintenance, making it a product to consider for almost any installation. Let our team of experts help you to choose the LVT flooring that is right for your project.
Ceilings are about more than aesthetics. Noise is the number one complaint in the workplace. Employees from hospitals to offices often complain of unwanted noise as one of the leading sources of distraction and dissatisfaction while on the job. Armstrong’s acoustic and sound control ceiling panels, featuring the ideal combination of both sound blocking and sound absorption, are an excellent solution. Light (and the how light reflects into a space) are also key factors to consider. Armstrong ceiling panels come in a multitude of sizes and materials to aid in the light distribution of a space. These durable panels are easy to replace and come in number of budgetary options.
Before COVID, panel cleanability was important in specific applications, like clean rooms, kitchens, and laboratories. Now, with new recommendations from the CDC for disinfecting and cleaning all types of spaces beyond special applications, Armstrong has tested our most popular mineral fiber and fiberglass ceiling tiles to give you the information you need on how to know whether our ceilings may be fogged, sprayed, or wiped. So. you can disinfect and clean with confidence. Call our team today to find out more about ceiling panels and different ceiling panel installation options.
Rubber floors are made from synthetic rubber making them impervious to water, extremely resilient, stain resistant and designed to stand up to very heavy traffic. Rubber floors used to be mainly affiliated with gymnasiums and matting, but the manufacturing base has expanded. Leading players in the industry have created more attractive alternatives for general commercial and even home use. More and more architects and designers are turning to a number of rubber options including sheet rubber, rubber tile and rubber sport flooring (rolled, square and interlocking options). Rubber is also naturally resistant to mold and mildew, and is designed for durability, versatility and slip resistance, plus rubber floors are very quiet and comfortable under foot.
In today’s world, and the new importance of cleanliness, rubber floors are being used because of their natural resistance to bacteria and fungi. Through-color construction hides gouges and scratches, and color selections are plentiful. Rubber floors are also low maintenance (no waxing required), and meet requirements as a “green” product and installation can contribute to LEED points.
One call really does do it all. Our team is well known for providing easy, fast procurement, making your floor buying experience seamless. We are your one-stop-shop not only for the material you need, but we work across the country providing quality installation for projects large and small.