Philadelphia—Derr Flooring Co. recently teamed with Armstrong Hardwood Flooring and PA Floors (a division of Re:Source), to sponsor a ‘Wicked Event’ at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, bringing together architects, designers and installers from more than 20 local firms to learn about the latest trends in hardwood flooring.
Hosted by Derr’s Angela Cunningham, the event featured an educational program presented by Becky French, architectural representative. The CEU program from Armstrong, “Specifying Commercial Hardwood Flooring,” highlighted important factors to consider when selecting hardwood for commercial use, covering aesthetics to performance. “Hardwood flooring for commercial spaces have never been more popular,” said French. “They bring an elegant appeal to any interior.”
The Rooftop Garden at the Kimmel Center provided an excellent back drop since the venue’s floors, Armstrong Performance Plus in natural maple, were installed over a year ago by PA Floors. Attendees got to see firsthand how the acrylic infused product has withstood the demands placed on such an event space.
Members of Armstrong’s design team, including principal designer, Sara Babinski, discussed color and design forecasts for 2014, and featured new products including the U.S.-made handscraped American Scrape, Midtown which features an innovative Eco-Certified Composite high-density fiberboard (HDF) core, and acrylic-impregnated Performance Plus.
James Reath of PA Floors answered installation questions and presented a tabletop display of some of the company’s most detailed work, including the Barnes Museum, which unveiled its new Philadelphia home last year.
After the event, attendees took in a Broadway performance of “Wicked” at the Academy of Music.
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