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A revolutionary new flooring made with rapidly renewable resources

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A Revolutionary New Flooring Made with Rapidly Renewable Resources

Armstrong makes a giant LEAP with BioStride, a breakthrough patent-pending polymer that contains biobased, rapidly renewable ingredients. BioStride's unique plant-based composition reduces the reliance on petroleum and fossil fuels.

The first use of BioStride is in MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile ( BBT TM ) -- a new category of tile. MIGRATIONS TRANSFORMS what's possible in resilient flooring by providing additional environmental attributes and combining them with enhanced performance over composition tile with classic looks and affordability.

It's easy to MIGRATE to our new BBT; a greener product option at an affordable price point.

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MIGRATIONS TM T3512 T3513 T3516 T3517 T3518 T3520 sandy beige golden sands spiced orange pepper red denim blue moss green

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A New Category of Tile with Enhanced Environmental and Performance Attributes

Enhanced Range of Green Benefits

· Contains patent-pending BioStrideTM polymer made with rapidly renewable, US-grown plant ingredients · · · · BioStride reduces reliance on petroleum and fossil fuels 10% preconsumer recycled content reduces use of virgin materials Low VOC emissions -- FloorScoreTM certified to California Section 01350 Contributes to LEED® credits EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR6.0 and depending on project location, MR5.0

An Affordable Greener Option

· · A greener product option at an affordable price point Same proven long product life as other resilient flooring materials

Enhanced Performance over Composition Tile with Classic Looks

· · · · Twice the indent resistance More than 5 times greater resistance to impact More than 2.5 times greater resistance to cracking from uneven subfloors Balanced color offering -- 28 neutrals and colors coordinate with Armstrong's complete portfolio of products

No Additional Maintenance or Installation Requirements

· · · Identical gauge allows easy use for spaces where composition tile is used today No new maintenance training, equipment or cleaners required Standard composition tile adhesives and installation techniques

Industry Leading Quality from the Most Trusted Name in the Industry

· 145 years of experience with a proven track record of performance, quality and sound environmental practices

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Introducing a New Product, a New Category and New Direction

Armstrong has long had a portfolio of commercial flooring products that allows customers to choose from a wide variety of green options. They include linoleum, luxury vinyl tile, commercial hardwood, sheet, VCT, and specialty flooring -- all of which contribute to or comply with at least one LEED® credit. MIGRATIONSTM BioBased Tile, our first product application of BioStride, impacts the most-used category of resilient flooring -- composition tile -- so that it exerts maximum Now, we are proud to add a unique category of tile to our wide array of stylish, effective and green product choices -- BioBased TileTM or BBT TM BioBased Tile utilizes our new patent . pending polymer, BioStrideTM which contains , biobased, rapidly renewable ingredients. impact on the market, with a greener product at an affordable price point. The biobased portion of BioStride offers a sustainable alternative that reduces reliance on petroleum-based products while providing equal or better performance.

So, what is the materials difference between today's Composition Tile and MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile?

Vinyl Composition Tile

Biobased Tile

1% pigments

1% recycled vinyl 13% vinyl binder

1% pigments

14% BioStride 10% recycled limestone

85% limestone

75% limestone

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T3522 lemon squeeze

T3523 orange peel

T3524 red berry

T3504 ice white

T3508 bark brown

T3511 quartz white

T3505 powder gray

T3506 glacier gray

T3500 basalt black

T3503 ashen gray

T3502 pumice gray

T3501 platinum gray

T3507 metal gray

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T3525 violet grape

T3526 blue waters

T3527 green grass

T3510 natural beige

T3509 mushroom beige

T3512 sandy beige

T3515 straw yellow

T3513 golden sands

T3514 loam brown

T3516 spiced orange

T3517 pepper red

T3518 denim blue

T3519 washed indigo

T3520 moss green

T3521 summer green

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An Enhanced Range of Green Benefits

Patent-pending BioStride contains rapidly renewable, US-grown plant ingredients. As a result, BioStride reduces reliance on petroleum and fossil fuels. Compared with conventional composition flooring, a 20,000 square foot installation of BBTTM saves energy and natural resources equivalent to 72 gallons of gasoline.

A 20,000 square ft. BBT installation saves resources equivalent to 72 gallons of gasoline

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MIGRATIONS BBT uses 10% preconsumer recycled limestone, which helps to reduce the use of virgin ingredients and diverts material from landfills. A 20,000 square foot BBT installation diverts 2,800 pounds of waste from landfills. The limestone used in MIGRATIONS BBT is sourced near our manufacturing plant in Jackson, MS to reduce the effects of material transportation on the environment.

A 20,000 square ft. BBT installation diverts 2,800 pounds of waste from landfills

= 100 pounds of waste

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Low VOC emissions -- FloorScoreTM certified to California Section 01350. MIGRATIONSTM BBT TM like all ArmstrongTM resilient products, is FloorScoreTM certified , and compliant with LEED® credit EQ4.3. The FloorScore program was developed by Scientific Certification Systems, a nationally recognized third-party certification company, and the Resilient Floor Covering Institute. Under this program, hard surface flooring products are tested and certified for compliance with California's Section 01350 for low VOC emissions, the most stringent high-performance IAQ requirement in the nation.

Earn LEED Points on Your Project. BBT is an excellent solution for contributing to environmentally-friendly interiors. Made from renewable raw materials and recycled content, BBT's "green" attributes help contribute to or comply with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) credits under EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR6.0 and, depending on location, MR5.0. As a founding sponsor of the United States Green Building Council, and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council, Armstrong recognizes the importance of sustainable design and the value associated with the LEED green building rating system.

Armstrong Products that Contribute to or Comply with LEED Credits

Category Armstrong Products LEED ­ NC & CI Credits EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR5.0*, MR6.0 EQ4.1

BioBased TileTM

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Adhesives

*Depends on project location.

All Armstrong Adhesives (except S-89)

EQ4.3 Low Emitting Materials

All Armstrong Resilient Flooring Products are independently tested and certified as low-emitting products under the FloorScore program.

MR4.0 Recycled Content

Armstrong MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile contains 10% preconsumer recycled content in the form of recycled limestone. This recycled content is independently certified to be in accordance with the FTC guidelines for preconsumer recycled content.

MR5.0* Regional Materials

Armstrong MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile is manufactured in Jackson, Mississippi. . Additional information to calculate this credit is available by calling TechLineSM

MR6.0 Rapidly Renewable Materials

Armstrong MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile contains BioStrideTM a revolutionary , patent-pending polymer with 2% rapidly renewable content, based on the weight of the composite tile.

EQ4.1 Low Emitting Materials

Armstrong commercial adhesives meet the requirements set forth in the SCAQMD Rule #1168 (with the exception of S-89) and are considered by this standard a low-emitting adhesive.

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An Affordable Greener Option

A greener product option at an affordable price. BBT TM can be specified for little more than the cost of traditional composition tile making it easy to go greener on most any commercial project.

Approximate Installed Costs per Square Foot

Product Vinyl Composition Tile Imperial® Texture / RaveTM Stonetex

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Canadian Dollars

$1.50 ­ $2.00 $2.00 ­ $2.50 $2.20 ­ $2.70

C$1.60 ­ C$2.00 C$2.25 ­ C$2.75 C$2.50 ­ C$3.00

ARTEFFECTS ® Linoleum MARMORETTETM BioBased Tile MIGRATIONS

$4.25 ­ $4.75

C$4.00 ­ C$4.50

$2.50 ­ $3.00

C$2.80 ­ C$3.30

Prices are approximations only. Actual prices will vary based on competitive bidding, local labor costs and job conditions. Estimated prices include material and labor figured on a 500-square-foot (46.45-square-meter) open-area installation without any special cuttings or special subfloor preparation.

MIGRATIONS BBT ingredients, pictured left to right: Limestone -- virgin limestone made from abundant natural resources Recycled Limestone -- diverts additional waste from landfills Pigment -- naturally recurring pigments BioStrideTM -- polymer, made from rapidly renewable ingredients

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Enhanced Performance Compared with Composition Tile, with Classic Looks

MIGRATIONSTM features twice the indent resistance of composition tile, per ASTM F 970 Static Load Limit test methodology.

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Two times greater indent resistance

BioBased TileTM has more than five times greater resistance to impact, as demonstrated by calibrated Ball Drop Testing and Can Drop Testing.

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Five times greater impact resistance

BBTTM is more than 2.5 times more resistant to cracking from uneven subfloors, shown by Deflection Testing.

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2.5 times greater cracking resistance

A balanced color offering. 28 neutrals and colors coordinate with Armstrong's complete portfolio of products. Designers can count on Armstrong MIGRATIONS to help them achieve their design goals, both functional and aesthetic.

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Balanced offering of neutrals and colors

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No Additional Maintenance or Installation Requirements

Identical gauge allows easy use in spaces where composition tile is used today. ArmstrongTM MIGRATIONSTM is ideal for schools, healthcare, mass retail and any other commercial space that requires a long-lasting, good-looking, economical and easy-to-maintain flooring solution. Perfect for use in retrofits, repairs and additions without worry about transitions.

No new maintenance training, equipment or cleaners required. MIGRATIONS is designed to be maintained using traditional composition tile flooring maintenance methods. No new equipment or training costs are incurred when maintaining MIGRATIONS tile. The familiar composition tile cleaning techniques mean less chance of damage to the tile from maintenance errors.

Maintenance

Cleaners, Polishes, Strippers Polish

S-401, S-402, S-403, S-480, S-485, S-490 and S-495

Standard composition tile adhesives and installation techniques. MIGRATIONS BBT TM installs with the same low VOC adhesives used for conventional composition tile; these adhesives comply with LEED® credit EQ4.1. The same tools and techniques are used so contractors already know how to install MIGRATIONS. As with traditional composition tile, subfloors and underlayments must be dry, clean, smooth, and free from all foreign matter. Room temperature must be warm and subfloor moisture tests must also be conducted. BBT should be installed using the following adhesives:

Adhesives

Subfloor Wood Concrete Ceramic, Terrazzo, Marble Metal Existing Resilient Floor S-515 Tile-On system

S-515 or S-700

S-515 or S-700

S-515 or S-700

S-700

Detailed instructions may be found in the Armstrong MIGRATIONS Installation / Maintenance Tip Sheet, F-7903.

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Industry-Leading Quality from the Most Trusted Name in the Industry

With 145 years of experience in flooring, and a proven track record of performance, quality and sound environmental practices, green operations and products aren't new for us, but they continue to be the focus of our development efforts. 2007 Building 701 at our headquarters in Lancaster, Just a few examples of this commitment include the following: 1909 More than a century ago, we stopped discarding our post-industrial cork waste and began recycling it. That was the beginning of linoleum, the green product on which our modern flooring business was built. 1993 Armstrong is a founding sponsor of the United States Green Building Council and participates in the development of the LEED® Green Building Rating System. 1999 Commercial Flooring integrates the use of recycled content into VCT manufacture, diverting more than 7 million pounds of waste from landfills each year and sparing the use of equivalent virgin materials. More than 63 million pounds of waste are diverted during the next nine years. 2006 Armstrong receives FloorScore certification on all its resilient flooring. FloorScore certifies that products comply with CA 01350 for Indoor Air Quality. Compliant with LEED credit EQ4.3 for low emitting materials.

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2006 Armstrong becomes a founding sponsor of the Canada Green Building Council, LEED Canada ­ CI.

Pennsylvania earns the highest possible certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council -- USGBC LEED EB Platinum. Ours is only the sixth building ever to do so, and the first outside California.

And now... Commercial Flooring introduces a new category of flooring with the introduction of MIGRATIONSTM BioBased TileTM with BioStrideTM , a composition tile made with a rapidly renewable plant source. While this new technology transforms what's possible in resilient flooring, it is another demonstration of Armstrong's commitment to building on a heritage of sustainability.

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Comparative Data

Products (5) Overall Thickness (nominal) (1) Static Load Limit PSI (kg/cm2) (2, 2a) Durability (3a) Maintainability (3b) Resilience (3c) Reference Specs (4)

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1/8 in. (3.2 mm)

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Overall and wear layer thicknesses are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing variances.

2. PSI: lbs./sq. in. (kg/cm2) a) Static Load Limit per ASTM F 970 3. Subjective ratings (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair) are in relation to other ArmstrongTM commercial resilient floors. Ratings are not directly related to any one test. They are broadly based on tests and experience of Armstrong R & D under varying conditions and circumstances. These ratings should NOT be used for comparison to ratings used by other manufacturers to rank their own products.

4. Reference Specifications: ASTM F 1066, Class 2 ­ through pattern. Meets the requirements for size, squareness, thickness, indentation, impact, deflection, resistance to chemicals and resistance to heat. NOTE: As MIGRATIONS' unique binder system does not contain polyvinyl chloride resins, plasticizers and stabilizers, it does not meet the F 1066 specification's Materials requirements. 5. All products meet the following Fire Test Data: a) ASTM E 648 Flooring Radiant Panel Critical Radiant Flux ­ 0.45 watts/cm2 or more, Class I b) ASTM E 662 Smoke Chamber Specific Optical Smoke Density ­ 450 or less. Numerical flammability ratings alone may not define product performance under actual fire conditions. These ratings are provided only for use in the selection of products to meet specified limits.

Scratch Whitening

Darker-colored patterns may be susceptible to scratch whitening. These colors may require more frequent maintenance if used in field areas.

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Pattern Numbers

MIGRATIONS

T3500, T3501, T3514, T3517, T3518, T3519, T3521, T3523, T3524, T3525, T3526, T3527

Light Reflectivity Values in Percent

0-9 T3500 T3519 T3526 10-14 T3501 T3508 15-19 T3514 T3517 T3521 T3524 T3525 20-24 T3507 T3518 T3523 25-29 T3509 T3516 30-34 T3527 35-39 T3502 T3506 T3513 T3520 40-44 45-49 T3510 T3515 50-54 T3503 55-59 T3505 T3512 60-64 T3522 65-69 T3504 70-74 T3511

Measured under incandescent illumination (ASTM 1347). Types and patterns tested here are those most suited to commercial interiors where reflectivity is a major factor. Ratings for other patterns available upon specific request.

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Recommended Applications

MIGRATIONSTM Health Care/Hospital Cafeteria, Dining Area (e) Chapel Corridors Critical/Intensive Care Dialysis (i) Dry Physical Therapy Elevators Emergency Room Areas Exam/Procedure Rooms Gift Shop Hydro Physical Therapy Hyperbaric Room Labor Delivery Rooms Laboratories Lobbies Nurses Station Office/Administrative/Conf. Rooms Operating Rooms Patient Rooms Pharmacy Ramps/Ramped Corridors (Dry) Scrub Areas Stairways/Landings Staff Lounge Utility/Storage Room/Filing Waiting Rooms Activity Rooms/Common Areas Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Corridors Daycare Areas Dining Areas Doctor/Dentist Office Residence Bathrooms (i) Residence Kitchens (e) Residence Rooms/Barracks Education Auditoriums Cafeteria, Dining Area (e) Classrooms/Lecture Halls Computer Rooms Corridors Dormitory Rooms Food Service Area (e) Gymnasium Laboratories Lavatories Library Locker Rooms (No Spikes) Multipurpose Room/Cafetoriums Office/Administrative/Conf. Rooms Ramps/Ramped Corridors (Dry) Showers/Shower Rooms Stairways/Landings Teacher's Lounge Utility/Storage Areas Vestibule/Entryway/Foyers H R H R (6) H H R (i) H R (I) R R N (3) H R N (3) N (3) R H H N This chart provides an overview of recommendations for Armstrong TM MIGRATIONS by end-use market and for specific spaces. Use these recommendations as a guideline for selecting Armstrong flooring for your application. More detailed recommendations for health care and education are on our Web site. Visit armstrong.com/flooring, scroll to . "Selection Tools," and click on "MEDSTM" or "School ZoneTM " R R H R N (2) H R R R R N (3) N (6) N R (l) R H R N (1) R H N (3) N (1) R R H R H H H H R R R R (e) R Mercantile Automobile Showrooms Checkout/Cash Wrap Food Service (e) Frozen Food Indoor Mall Common Areas Produce Area Sales Floor ­ Department Stores Sales Floor ­ Grocery Sales Floor ­ Mass merchant Specialty Shops/Areas Office Computer Room Corridors Elevators Lavatories Lobby Lunchrooms (e) Offices/Conference Rooms Stairways/Landings Utility/Storage Rooms Hospitality Around Whirlpool/Spas Corridors Dining Room (e) Elevators Exercise Rooms Guest Bathrooms (i) Guest Rooms Lobby Lounge Stairways/Landings Vending Areas (i) Light Industrial Clean Rooms Computer Repair Lab Electronic Testing Lab Electronics Manufacturing Environmental Conditioning Unit Photo Processing Production Laboratory Research Laboratory Small Parts Assembly Sterile Packaging Warehouse Transportation/Public Venues Airport/Railway/Bus Terminals Civic/Convention Centers Museums/Cultural Centers N N H N N (6) N (6) N (6) N R R (l) R (l) R R N N (3) H R R R R R R R R R N (6) H R R R H R R H R H H (i) H N R H H H R MIGRATIONSTM

Assisted Living/Military Housing/Light Commercial

H = Highly Recommended The best flooring choice(s) for the space.

R = Recommended Flooring choice(s) that are suitable for the space.

N = Not Recommended Flooring that should not be used for the space.

· The ratings of H, R or N are based on an evaluation of the performance, cost and aesthetic requirements of the space.

NOTES: · Numerical footnotes apply to the space requirements. · Alpha footnotes apply to the product's suitability for the space. The numerical and alpha footnotes are consistent across all Recommended Applications Charts in this catalog [e.g., (a) is the same footnote on the linoleum chart as it is on the vinyl chart, etc.]. Depending upon the category, product and space requirements, some footnotes may not appear on all Recommendation Charts. (1) (2) (3) (6) (e) Aseptic Area -- Hygienic conditions are of critical importance. Water Resistance -- Wet area installation is needed (flash coving, sealed seams). Slip Retardance -- A more secure walking surface is required. Not recommended in areas that require electrostatic discharge control. Armstrong floors are not recommended for commercial kitchens and commercial food processing areas, including behind fast-food counters. (i) (l) No standing water; walk-off mats required. Not recommended in laboratories that require special decontamination procedures on surfaces, including floors.

In addition to spaces listed on this chart: · Armstrong floors may be used on stair steps, risers and landings. A manufactured slip-retardant nosing should always be applied on steps. · Armstrong floors are not recommended for exterior use, for interior spaces where pointed spike golf or track shoes will be used, or in areas where the floor will be subjected to unusually concentrated static or dynamic loads. · Armstrong floors should not be used as wall covering or wall surfacing.

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Specification Data

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Material

A composition of polyester resin, limestone and pigments.

Gloss (typical value)

60 degrees specular: 9-18

MAINTENANCE

MIGRATIONS is designed to be maintained by traditional resilient flooring maintenance methods, which include the use of polishes, spray-buffing techniques and appropriate high-speed maintenance systems.

Construction and Colors

Color and pattern detail are dispersed uniformly throughout the thickness of the material. Color pigments are insoluble in water and resistant to cleaning agents and light.

Reference Specifications

ASTM F 1066, Class 2 ­ through pattern. Meets the requirements for size, squareness, thickness, indentation, impact, deflection, resistance to chemicals and resistance to heat. NOTE: As MIGRATIONS' unique binder system does not contain polyvinyl chloride resins, plasticizers and stabilizers, it does not meet the F 1066 specification's Materials requirements.

Initial Maintenance Immediately After Installation

Size

12 in. x 12 in. (305 mm x 305 mm) tile

Gauge (nominal thickness)

1/8 in. (3.2 mm)

Static Load Limit

ASTM F 970 250 lbs./sq. in. (17.6 kg/cm2) NOTE: Floors should be protected from sharp-point loads and heavy static loads. High-heeled traffic [1000 psi (70.3 kg/cm2) or more] may visibly damage wood, resilient and other floor coverings.

Limitations

MIGRATIONS should not be used in the following areas: Hospital operating rooms. Heavy industrial and exterior areas. Commercial kitchens and commercial food processing areas. Where pointed spikes such as golf or track shoes will be used. Where the floor will be subjected to unusually concentrated static or dynamic loads. NOTE: Concentrated static and dynamic loads such as hospital beds, roll-out bleachers, portable x-ray machines, etc., may visibly damage resilient as well as other types of floor coverings. For questions regarding product suitability and detailed instructions for floor preparation and installation in these applications, please contact Armstrong.

Sweep or vacuum thoroughly. Damp mop with a dilute neutral detergent solution such as Armstrong S-485 Floor Cleaner ­ carefully wiping up black marks and excessive soil. Apply two coats of high quality commercial floor polish such as Armstrong S-480. Do not wash, scrub or strip the floor for at least four to five days after installation.

Preparation for Commercial Use

For specific, ongoing maintenance procedures see Armstrong Installation/Maintenance Tip Sheet, F-7903.

WARRANTIES Comparative Subjective Property Ratings

Durability ­ Very Good Maintainability ­ Good Resilience ­ Good Subjective ratings (excellent, very good, good, fair) are in relation to other Armstrong commercial resilient floors. Ratings are not directly related to any one test. They are broadly based on tests and experience of Armstrong Research and Development under varying conditions and circumstances. These ratings should not be used for comparison to ratings used by other manufacturers to rank their own products. Armstrong warrants its regular (first quality) commercial floors and wall base to be free from manufacturing defects and warrants the installation integrity for five years from the date of purchase, if installed according to the Armstrong Installation/ Maintenance Tip Sheet, F-7903. This warranty extends only to the original end-user. See Armstrong Commercial Floor Warranty, F-3349 or visit armstrong.com for warranty details, limitations and exclusions. WARNING: EXISTING IN-PLACE RESILIENT FLOOR COVERING AND ASPHALTIC ADHESIVES. DO NOT SAND, DRY SWEEP, DRY SCRAPE, DRILL, SAW, BEADBLAST, OR MECHANICALLY CHIP OR PULVERIZE EXISTING RESILIENT FLOORING, BACKING, LINING FELT, ASPHALTIC "CUTBACK" ADHESIVE, OR OTHER ADHESIVE. These existing in-place products may contain asbestos fibers and/or crystalline silica. Avoid creating dust. Inhalation of such dust is a cancer and respiratory tract hazard. Smoking by individuals exposed to asbestos fibers greatly increases the risk of serious bodily harm. Unless positively certain that the existing in-place product is a non-asbestos-containing material, you must presume it contains asbestos. Regulations may require that the material be tested to determine asbestos content and may govern removal and disposal of material. See current edition of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) publication Recommended Work Practices for Removal of Resilient Floor Coverings for instructions on removing all resilient floor covering structures or contact your retailer or Armstrong World Industries, Inc. 1 800 233 3823.

Suitable for Application Over

Concrete, terrazzo, and other dry, structurally sound monolithic subfloors, which are suspended, on grade or below grade. Suspended wood subfloor construction with approved wood underlayments, and a minimum of 18 in. (45.7 cm) wellventilated air space below. Most metal floors and most existing single-layer resilient floors on approved underlayments. Radiant-heated subfloors with a maximum surface temperature of 85° F (29° C).

Fire Test Data

ASTM E 648 Flooring Radiant Panel Critical Radiant Flux ­ 0.45 watts/cm2 or more ­ Class I ASTM E 662 Smoke Chamber Specific Optical Smoke Density ­ 450 or less Numerical flammability ratings alone may not define the performance of the product under actual fire conditions. These ratings are provided only for use in the selection of products to meet the specified limits.

Unsuitable for Application Over

Subfloors where excessive moisture or alkali is present. Sleeper-constructed wood subfloors, on grade or below grade. Lightweight aggregate concrete subfloors having a density of less than 90 lbs. per cu. ft. (1441 kg/m3) or cellular concrete having a plastic (wet) density less than 100 lbs. per cu. ft. (1602 kg/m3) [94 lbs. per cu. ft. (1506 kg/m3) dry weight], or concrete having a compressive strength of less than 3500 psi (24 MPa). Concrete slabs with heavy static and/or dynamic loads should have higher design strengths and densities calculated to accommodate such loads. Concrete curing agents, sealers, hardeners, or parting agents should be removed.

INSTALLATION Job Conditions

Subfloors/underlayments shall be dry, clean, and smooth. They shall be free from paint, varnish, solvents, wax, oil, existing adhesive residue, or other foreign matter. For more detailed requirements of concrete, wood and metal subfloors, as well as wood and trowelable underlayments, refer to Armstrong Installation/Maintenance Tip Sheet, F-7903. Calcium Chloride Tests for moisture must be conducted. Armstrong offers a guideline of a maximum acceptable moisture emission level of 5.0 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. per 24 hours. Bond Tests should also be conducted for compatibility with the substrate. When testing for alkalinity, the allowable readings for the installation of Armstrong flooring are 5 to 9 on the pH scale. Temperature shall be maintained at a minimum of 65° F (18° C) and a maximum of 100° F (38° C) for 48 hours prior to installation, during installation and 48 hours after completion. A minimum temperature of 55° F (13° C) shall be maintained thereafter. Condition all flooring materials and adhesives to room temperature at least 48 hours prior to starting installation. Protect all materials from the direct flow of heat from hot-air registers, radiators, or other heating fixtures and appliances.

TECHNICAL DATA Shipping Weight

1/8 in. (3.2 mm) ­ 63 lbs./carton (29 kg)

Packaging

Tiles per carton ­ 45 45 sq. ft.

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Procedure

MIGRATIONS should be installed with the following adhesives:

Wood Underlayment Ceramic, Marble, Terrazzo S-515 S-700 Existing Resilient Floor

LEED eligible under Credit EQ4.3 for Indoor Air Quality.

Subfloor

Concrete

Metal

Adhesive

S-515 S-700

S-515 S-700

S-700

S-515

Printed in United States of America. © 2007 AWI Licensing Company. FloorScoreTM is a trademark of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute. LEED® is a registered trademark of the United States Green Building Council. All other trademarks owned by AWI Licensing Company. LEED® and the Armstrong logo are registered in the United States and Canada. [Between us, ideas become reality.]® is a registered trademark in the United States only. F-7902-108

Detailed instructions may be found in the Armstrong Guaranteed Installation Systems manual, F-5061.

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