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Armstrong World Industries

Lancaster, PA

Company description/mission:

Armstrong Holdings, Inc., is the parent company of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2004, Armstrong’s net sales totaled more than $3 billion. Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong operates 41 plants in 12 countries and has approximately 14,900 employees worldwide.


The business units:

Armstrong Floor Products

AFP is a worldwide leader in the manufacture and marketing of residential and commercial floor products. Armstrong and its family of brands -- Armstrong Bruce®, Hartco® and Robbins® -- offer the most extensive portfolio of flooring products available. With targeted products for both residential and commercial applications, our portfolio includes resilient sheet and tile, hardwood, laminates, Genuine Linoleum™, specialty carpet, and sports flooring.


Armstrong Building Products

ABP is a worldwide leader in manufacturing and marketing acoustical ceilings and suspension systems for commercial and residential applications.


Armstrong Cabinet Products

ACP is a U.S. leader in the manufacture and distribution of fine kitchen and bath cabinets and the nation’s largest direct distributor of cabinetry.

Armstrong is a Charter Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Description of primary products and services:

Armstrong Commercial Flooring, Ceilings, and Suspension Systems can help turn your healthcare ideas into reality.

Ceilings for Healthcare and HIPAA Compliance


A balanced acoustical design solution can be a valuable component of the “reasonable privacy safeguards” mandated by HIPAA regulations. Relatively low cost in terms of initial installation as well as long-term costs, the successful use of this design solution will help to provide both physicians and their patients with the level of speech privacy necessary for them to feel more comfortable in their healthcare environment. Learn more at www.armstrong.com/commceilingsna - click on building application, healthcare.


Recycle Your Old Ceilings
Armstrong continues to make a strong commitment to sustainability through a focus on the environment, the economy, and society. Our closed-loop Ceiling Recycling Program is but one example of how innovative products and services can contribute to protecting the environment, preserving natural resources, and reducing our environmental footprint. An industry first and only one-of-its-kind, more than 35 million square feet of ceilings have been recycled since 1999 in all segments. Go to www.armstrong.com/environmental to learn more about how to recycle your ceilings in your next healthcare renovation project.


Flooring for Healthcare Applications

Armstrong's MEDS TM program combines an extensive portfolio of flooring products with an experienced team of healthcare sales specialists, flooring stylists, customer service representatives and technical experts to deliver the best in healthcare design solutions. Learn more about MEDS at www.armstrong.com/commflooringna

Our space selector and product selector can easily narrow down products recommended for the area you're considering, while the Life Cycle Cost Calculator determines long-term value.


  • Cheng, P. (2008). The Pebble Collaborative: An acoustic conversation. Healthcare Design, 8(8), 12–12,14
    “A discussion on acoustics raised issues and challenges around sound control in healthcare environments including balancing acoustics with infection control, the need to determine an appropriate benchmark for sound levels, equipment and material choices, and privacy and work performance issues.”