Armstrong Flooring Parallel USA 12 & 20 2.5mm & 2.0mm Commercial and Residential Luxury Vinyl Tile DATA SHEET

Product Information

Traffic Type: Residential, Light Commercial, Commercial
Overall Thickness: Parallel USA 20: 2.5 mm (0.100″)
Overall Thickness: Parallel USA 12: 2.0 mm (0.080″)
Wear Layer: Parallel USA 20: 20 mil
Wear Layer: Parallel USA 12: 12 mil
Finish: Urethane Plus
Gloss: Low
Face Treatment: Embossed
Edge/End Treatment: Micro Beveled Edges/Micro Beveled Ends
Manufacturing Location: USA

Width x Length: 

6″ x 48″ (15.3 cm x 121.9 cm)
18″ x 18″ (45.7 cm x 45.7 cm)


Parallel 20: 15 Year Commercial Limited Warranty, 30 Year Residential Limited Warranty
Parallel 12: 7 Year Commercial Limited Warranty, 15 Year Residential Limited Warranty

Product Structure

  1. Urethane Plus Coating
  2. Rigid Wear Layer
  3. Print Film
  4. Foundation Layer

Product Features

  • See the Parallel USA 20 and Parallel USA 12 collections at
  • Manufactured in the US, Parallel USA Luxury Flooring offers a balance of performance, design and price – and is just a truck delivery away.  Its performance has been strengthened with Urethane Plus coating to provide enhanced resistance to scratches, stains and scuffs compared to standard urethane coatings.
  • The curated collection features sophisticated fabric designs in subtle neutral tones on a tile format, and an array of wood species, and even a stone-inspired wood plank to balance the collection.
  • Parallel USA 20 is ideally suited for areas where commercial flooring performance is a requirement. Parallel USA 12 can be used in light commercial spaces, Main Street businesses, and residential areas in mixed use properties.
  • Low VOC emissions – California Section 01350 compliant, third-party FloorScore certification and LEED eligibility

MATERIAL: A tough, clear, unfilled polyurethane wear layer composed of polyvinyl chloride resins, plasticizers, stabilizers and processing aids on a filled vinyl backing.

PATTERN AND COLORS: The overall visuals are created by a print between the wear layer and intermediate color layer. The clear wear layer is embossed with different textures to enhance each of the printed visuals. Color pigments are insoluble in water and resistant to cleaning agents and light.

REFERENCE SPECIFICATION: ASTM F 1700, Class III, Type B – Embossed Surface

ASTM E 648 Critical Radiant Flux Critical Radiant Flux – 0.45 watts/sq. cm. or more – Class I
ASTM E 662 Smoke – 450 or less
CAN/ULC – S102.2 Parallel USA 20: Flame Spread – 5; Smoke Developed – 75 Parallel USA 12: Flame Spread – 0; Smoke Developed – 50
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.

STATIC LOAD LIMIT: ASTM F 970*; 2000 psi
*Testing at loads above 250 psi is outside the scope of the test method. Since testing is conducted on uninstalled flooring, results do not consider the performance of the adhesive, underlayment, or subfloor. These test results are not an indicator of the installed flooring system performance


LEED Credit Information – Commercial
Sustainable Design Information 
FloorScore Certificates – Luxury Vinyl Tile
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) – Luxury Vinyl Tile
On & On Floor Recycling Program


Resilient Sheet Flooring Products and Resilient Tile Flooring Products MIS


Location:All grade levels
System:Commercial Luxury Flooring Installation Instructions
Fitting:All Methods
Adhesives:S-995 Flooring Adhesive
S-1000 Set-In-Wet on all substrates
S-315 Dry-To-Touch over porous and nonporous substrates
S-319 Dry-to-Touch over porous and nonporous substrates
Flip Spray Adhesive (residential installations only)
Acoustic Underlayment:S-1840 Quiet Comfort Luxury Flooring Underlayment
  • Armstrong Flooring S-1000 must be used in areas subject to direct sunlight, topical moisture, concentrated static and dynamic loads, temperature fluctuations and when installed over ceramic tile, terrazzo, marble, metal and polymeric (seamless) floors.
  • Same dye lot not required within an installation.
  • When installing planks, the end joints should be staggered a minimum of 6″ apart.
  • Can be installed over a single layer of existing resilient flooring.
  • Do not install over existing below-grade tile.
  • Armstrong Flooring commercial flooring is used in many applications where it is subjected to heavy concentrated static and dynamic loads. For questions regarding product suitability and detailed instructions for floor preparation and installation in these types of applications, please contact AHF Products.

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Recommendations:
Maintenance Recommendations For Commercial LVT

Maintenance Products:
Cleaner: Armstrong Flooring S-485
Polish: Armstrong Flooring S-480
Sealer: Armstrong Flooring S-495

Product Data Table

6″ x 48″ Items
Parallel 12
6″ x 48″ Items
Parallel 20
18“ x 18” Items
Parallel 12
18“ x 18” Items
Tiles Per Carton18161816
Area Per Tile2 sq ft (0.19 sq m)2.25 sq ft (0.21 sq m) 2 sq ft (0.19 sq m) 2.25 sq ft (0.21 sq m)
Coverage Per Carton36 sq ft (3.35 sq m)36 sq ft (3.35 sq m) 36 sq ft (3.35 sq m)36 sq ft (3.35 sq m)
Carton Weight39 lbs (17.7 kg)29 lbs (13.2 kg) 39 lbs (17.7 kg)29 lbs (13.2 kg)
6″ x 48″ Items
Parallel 12
6″ x 48″ Items
Parallel 20
18“ x 18” Items
Parallel 12
18“ x 18” Items
Cartons Per Pallet54665664
Coverage Per Pallet1944 sq ft (180.9 sq m) 2376 sq ft (221.1 sq m) 2016 sq ft (187.6 sq m) 2304 sq ft (214.4 sq m)
Pattern NameColorParallel 20
Model Number (Suffix)
Parallel 12
Model Number (Suffix)
SizeMulti-Purpose Trim
Length 94″
Glen Brook OakEvening ShadowJ5202 (641)J5102 (681)6″ x 48″U3063TRM
Glen Brook OakDrift SandJ5203 (641)J5103 (681)6″ x 48″NA180TRM
Hightop HickoryCaramel CoveJ5210 (641)J5110 (681)6″ x 48″U3031TRM
Glendale OakScotch MistJ5215 (641)J5115 (681)6″ x 48″J5215TRM
Glendale OakSilver FoxJ5216 (641)J5116 (681)6″ x 48″J5216TRM
Glendale OakForest GrayJ5217 (641)J5117 (681)6″ x 48″J5217TRM
Cornelius CreekSage BrownJ5220 (641)J5120 (681)6″ x 48″NA150TRM
Cottonwood SpringsSunset BlondeJ5225 (641)J5125 (681)6″ x 48″NA131TRM
Flint RidgeStorm SkyJ5235 (641)J5135 (681)6″ x 48″U1021TRM
Long Beach OakGolden SandJ5240 (641)J5140 (681) 6″ x 48″U1021TRM
Savannah WalnutEndearingJ5245 (641)J5145 (681)6″ x 48″U1051TRM
Brushed EssenceEnchantedJ5255 (641)J5155 (681)6″ x 48″D5003TRM
JaceSilver GrayJ5250 (821)J5150 (851)18″ x 18″J5250TRM
JacePier BeigeJ5251 (821) J5151 (851) 18″ x 18″J5251TRM
JaceEbony GrayJ5252 (821) J5152 (851) 18″ x 18″J5252TRM
HavanaToastJ5260 (821) J5160 (851) 18″ x 18″NA925TRM
HavanaBiscuit BeigeJ5261 (821)J5161 (851)18″ x 18″NA924TRM
HavanaHeatherJ5262 (821)J5162 (851)18″ x 18″NA921TRM
HavanaHennaJ5263 (821)J5163 (851)18″ x 18″NA920TRM
Pattern Name Color Parallel 20
Model Number (Suffix)
Parallel 12
Model Number (Suffix)
Size Multi-Purpose Trim
Length 94″
Updated on January 17, 2023

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