Armstrong Flooring Light Reflectance Information For Commercial Resilient Products

Light Reflectivity – Why it’s Important

All light reflectivity values listed are based on a percentage system, the higher the percentage (eg. 20-24, 35-39), the higher the light reflectance of the floor. Research indicates reflectance can help capture daylight and reduce reliance on artificial lighting, resulting in reduced electricity usage and costs. Flooring in lighter colors with a matte finish have high reflectance values, but do not add to glare.

Brightness and quality of light play an important role in the illumination of institutional, commercial and industrial facilities. The light reflectivity ratings of resilient floors are important when taking the complete interior environment into consideration.

Since a majority of resilient floors are made of combinations of different colors, these light reflectance figures are average values based on a large area of the pattern. (Light reflectivity values are determined by measuring the percentage of light directed at any surface that is then reflected under standardized test conditions.) The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America recommends that floors have a reflectance factor of 20% to 40% for optimal seeing areas in offices, 30% to 50% for school classrooms, and 20% to 30% for hopsital operating rooms.

Light reflectance should not be confused with gloss. Gloss can result in reflected glare from highly polished surfaces in the field of view. While gloss level depends primarily on the floor polish used, light reflectance depends upon the inherent color of the flooring material. Measured under incandescent illumination (ASTM E 1347). Types and patterns tested here are those most suited to commercial interiors where reflectivity is a major factor.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) 

LVT0-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-74
Natural Creations®
with Diamond 10®
Wood Visuals
NA126 NA145
NA153 NA162
NA164 NA182
NA195 NA211
NA231
NA020
NA116
NA125 NA133
NA144 NA152
NA163 NA176
NA192 NA210
NA217 NA221
NA237 NA247
NA120 NA121
NA132 NA142
NA150 NA151
NA191 NA194
NA225 NA230
NA115 NA131
NA143 NA161
NA180 NA181
NA216 NA236
NA240
NA171 NA172
NA190 NA193
NA220
NA110 NA185
NA235 NA246
NA141NA135 NA140
NA170 NA245
NA134 NA215NA130 NA160    
Natural Creations®
with Diamond 10®
Stone Visuals
NA382 NA385NA313 NA333NA323 NA360
NA361 NA371
NA372 NA373
NA546
NA332 NA353
NA545
NA331 NA342
NA343 NA352
NA367 NA370
NA380
NA302 NA311
NA320 NA322
NA321 NA366
NA365
NA387
NA301 NA340
NA341 NA397
NA310 NA330
NA351 NA386
NA396
NA300 NA350NA395   
 0-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-74
Theorem ST993 ST951
ST983
ST919
ST917
ST918
ST950  
ST916 ST949 ST946ST920 ST994 ST921 ST947 ST984ST992ST982ST925 ST941 ST942 ST923ST924 ST940ST915ST995 ST985    
ExchangeST906 ST909 ST913 ST970ST911 ST905 ST903ST904 ST971 ST972 ST907 ST912 ST965ST963 ST902ST973 ST975 ST964ST910 ST974 ST961 ST976ST901 ST960ST977 ST900    
BiomeST133ST152 ST275 ST274 ST132 ST265ST264 ST273 ST255 ST150 ST285ST151 ST262 ST263 ST154 ST253 ST293 ST294ST254 ST295 ST283 ST131 ST251 ST272ST284 ST291 ST155 ST252 ST271 ST250 ST261 ST292 ST270ST260 ST281 ST282 ST290    
TerraST385ST550ST546 ST389ST384 ST547ST545 ST558ST302 ST552 ST551 ST388ST387ST553ST301 ST556 ST557 ST554ST548 ST300 ST555 ST549   
Coalesce ST882 ST851ST891 ST796ST835 ST881 ST834 ST885 ST892ST852 ST776ST856 ST896 ST832 ST833ST884 ST855 ST883 ST895 ST830 ST799ST854 ST894 ST798ST797 ST931   
Parallel USA® 12 J5102
J5110
J5120
J5145
J5152
J5163
J5103
J5140
J5162
J5117
J5125
J5116
J5150  
J5160J5155
J5135
J5161
J5151     
Parallel USA® 20 J5202J5210
J5220
J5252
J5245  
J5263
J5203
J5240
J5262
J5225
J5217
J5250
J5216J5255
J5260
J5235
J5215
J5261J5251     

Vinyl Composition Tile and Bio-Based Tile (BBT)

*NOTE: Values on Premium Excelon®  Feature™ Tile are typically not provided because the entire room should not be installed with Premium Excelon®  Feature™ Tile. 

BIO0-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-74
Striations BBT™
Migrations®  BBT™
T3500 T3519
T3526 T3604
T3501 T3508
T3613 T3617
T3514 T3517
T3521 T3524
T3525 T3603
T3507 T3518
T3523
T3509 T3516
T3606 T3607
T3612 T3616
T3527 T3609T3502 T3506
T3513 T3520
T3602 T3608
T3615T3510 T3515
T3611
T3503 T3600T3505 T3512
T3610
T3522 T3614T3504
T3601
T3511
T3605
VCT0-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-74
Premium Excelon®
Crown Texture™
5C242 SC9105C230 5C240
5C243 5C915
5C944
5C231 5C239
5C868 5C880
5C232 5C244
5C869 5C882
5C802 5C875
5C942
5C872 5C9065C236 5C238
5C866 5C901
5C904
5C233 5C8055C241 5C803
5C908 5C932
5C861 5C876
5C878
5C235
5C237
5C811 5C858
5C2345C899 
Premium Excelon®
Raffia™
    55802 55805
55808
 55801 5580455811 558145580755800 5581255803 5581355806 55809  
Premium Excelon®
Stonetex
5214452148 52154
52157 52161
52164 52167
52179 52189 
52147 52149
52169
52135 52160
52194
52125 52166
52168 52186
52199
52141 52155
52170 52173
52126 5220252122 52143
52156 52165
52172 52183
5218052128 52127 5213952140 
Premium Excelon®
Companion Square®Premium Excelon®Feature™ Tile* 
Strips & Insets
519705251752518 52522   52524 525255251551972 52516
52521
525235252051973 51974
51977
51983
52506
52513
52500
52505
52514
Standard Excelon®
Imperial® Texture
51814
51816
51820 51910
51944 51946
59242
59243
57530
57531
57533
57535
57543
57544
51818 51821
51824 51868
51875 51880
51884 51915
51934 51943
51947 51948
57500
59230
59240
57534
57537
57539
57542
57545
57548  
51813 51869
51882 57504
57507 57513
57514 57515
57517
59231
59232
59239
57538
57541
51802 51872
51879 51916
51942 57503
57505 57506
59244
57532
57546
57547
51804 51874
51881 51927
57508 57511
57512
51866 51867
51877 51885
51903 51906
57502
51801 51805
51807 51830
51883 51901
51904 51932
57501 57516
59233
59236
59238
57536
51803 51905
51938 57510
51873 51876
51878 51908
51928
51809 51810
51836 51858
51860 51861
59235
51800 51811
51812 51911
57509
51839 51929
51941
59234
59237
5189951933
57518

Slip Retardant Floor and Static Control Flooring

SRF/ESD TILE0-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-74
Safety Zone™57004   57008
57019
57020
570225701857000
57001
57017
57023
   57016  
Excelon® SDT™ 51959  519565195751950
51951
  51960 51953 
Updated on September 22, 2022