Performance Plus hardwood withstands the punishment of day-to-day commercial environments. Only Armstrong offers liquid acrylic infusion for enhanced durability, which produces a floor that is up to two times harder than typical hardwood flooring. Performance Plus hardwood also features an aluminum oxide finish for added surface protection and resistance to scratches and stains. Rounding out the distinctive looks of Armstrong hardwood is the use of diverse species, including birch, cherry, hickory, maple, walnut and white oak. Many designers seek the beauty of real wood and desire randomness in raw wood looks, which are less likely to show scratches, scuffs and indents. Armstrong answered the market with its new hardwood collections in multiple gloss finishes with colors and patterns that can also help camouflage everyday foot traffic in commercial spaces.