The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is a flooring industry trade association comprised of leading resilient flooring manufacturers of raw materials, additives, and sundry flooring products for the North American market. The resilient category itself includes a wide variety of flooring options, with the most popular offerings of late in commercial applications being luxury vinyl tile (LVT), sheet vinyl, and rubber. The RFCI’s mission is to promote the best attributes of the category, including durability, style, affordability, and, of course, sustainability.
RFCI member companies include a number of industry leaders, with ranges of product illustrating the array of options—in design, performance, and prices—available within the resilient category.
Mannington’s Spacia First is a commercial LVT that combines performance with value. This collection is suitable for light commercial spaces such as student housing, assisted living, and multi-family. It features a 12 mil wear layer with a 10-year light commercial warranty. A mosaic of five sophisticated, graphic patterns, inspired by five cities, Infused is connected through line quality and a palette of both bright and neutral colors. A subtle pearlescent sheen gives the tiles a refined yet striking character.
$$ Spacia First $1.30-$1.89/square foot
$$$$ Infused $3.25-$4.25/square foot
Patcraft’s Set in Concrete is a selection of LVT constructed for high-demand environments. The aesthetic appeal of a natural concrete visual paired with the product's longevity and ease of maintenance at an affordable price point makes this product a steal. This LVT was created using an artistic design process that results in a weathered concrete appearance. Patcraft’s Mixed Materials Converge is for designers who want access to endless variations of design options. Requiring no transition strip between surfaces, this LVT collection features a 40 mil wear layer in various colors and shapes, as well as coordinating carpet tiles.
$$ Set in Concrete $1.99/square foot
$$$$ Mixed Materials Converge $3.95/square foot
Creation Living is a 2mm-thick, low-traffic luxury vinyl tile with micro-beveled edges suited for a multitude of multi-living spaces including apartment complexes, townhouses, senior living facilities, and college dorms. Available in both plank and tile options, the collection’s realistic wood and stone designs are printed in high definition on tear-resistant film and protected by a 12 mil (0.3 mm) transparent wear layer. Creation Clic, now available in tiles with concrete designs, is made with tear-resistant design film protected by a transparent 28 mil wear
layer pressed and grained at high pressure on a very thick, compact, 100-percent recycled backing.
It is an ideal choice for high-traffic areas, such as retail and corporate offices.
$$ Creation Living Less than $2.00/square foot
$$$$ Creation Clic $3.50+/square foot
Armstrong® DecorArt™ Abode® sheet flooring delivers durable performance for less demanding, light commercial environments. This flooring is ideal for continuing care and daycare facilities, bathrooms, kitchens in multi-family units, and beauty salons that prefer designer visuals with residential ambiance. Setting the standard, Armstrong® ColorArt™ Medintone™ and Medintech® homogeneous sheet flooring provide the durability required in commercial buildings that have high volumes of people and movement every day.
$$ DecorArt™ Abode® $3.50-$4.25/square foot (installed)
$$$$ ColorArt™ Medintech® and Medintone™ $4.50-$5.50/square foot (installed)
Aspecta One by Metroflor Corporation is a value product with heightened design options. With solid-colored, bright 24 x 24-inch tiles and square-edge, distressed plank options, Aspecta One has the right visual for any commercial environment. Aspecta Ten is from Metroflor’s Isocore collection, which touts waterproof and sound-mitigating benefits in addition to comfort underfoot. The visuals are incredibly realistic in both planks and tiles. With UltraFresh treatment, it is one of the few products in the industry that inhibits bacterial growth.
$$ Apecta One $4.50/square foot
$$$$ Aspecta Ten $6.50/square foot