Armstrong Flooring, the global leader in the design and manufacturing of flooring solutions, has announced the launch of a revolutionary, low-maintenance VCT product targeted to commercial strategic account customers featuring patent-pending Diamond 10 Technology. Joining LVT and polished concrete in the low-maintenance category, this is the only VCT to offer superior scratch, stain, and scuff resistance without polish, reducing the total cost of ownership over the life of the floor.
“Armstrong Flooring’s VCT, now with our exclusive Diamond 10 Technology coating, delivers superior scratch, stain, and scuff resistance, saving on average over 40% in maintenance costs compared to polished VCT,” says Brian Saker, director, Commercial Product Management. “While savings depend on use and recommended maintenance procedures, for large retail chain customers this can result in millions of dollars in savings over the life of the floor and will completely change the value proposition in their flooring selection.”
With dirt-, scratch-, and stain-resistant qualities, VCT with Diamond 10 Technology is unlike traditional VCT in that it offers the option to reduce or eliminate initial polish and recoating maintenance and eliminates restorative stripping in all applications; fewer coats of polish means less downtime and a quick return to operational space. Savings are realized in polish costs, as well as labor costs related to maintenance practices. In addition, with standard VCT, where a higher sheen is desired, it can take up to eight coats of polish to achieve the desired gloss level; with VCT with Diamond 10 Technology, the same gloss level can be achieved with as little as three coats of polish.
“Education, offices, retail, and healthcare environments can resume operations far more quickly and with minimal interruption because of a more simple maintenance regimen and a variety of performance benefits that help efficiency, productivity, and sustainability goals,” says Saker.
Made in USA with global and domestic content, VCT offers the lowest carbon footprint of all Armstrong Flooring resilient products and is recyclable through its On&On Recycling Program. VCT offers many benefits over polished concrete, with customers who might previously have chosen polished concrete indicating they love the look, comfort, durability, price, and maintenance of this game-changing, value-priced flooring product. The durable construction of VCT ensures lasting beauty in high-traffic areas, while flowing linear patterns, organic looks, and densely patterned earth tones effectively mask scuffs and soil in busy commercial spaces. Developed through Armstrong Flooring’s Continuum Solutions, VCT harmonizes with other products across the company portfolio to help execute on design vision.