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Business And Basis of Presentation

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Business And Basis of Presentation
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Business
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. ("AFI" or the "Company") is a leading global producer of resilient flooring products for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. AFI designs, manufactures, sources and sells resilient flooring products in North America and the Pacific Rim. When we refer to "we," "our," and "us" in this report, we are referring to Armstrong Flooring, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Separation
On April 1, 2016, we became an independent company as a result of the separation by Armstrong World Industries, Inc. ("AWI"), a Pennsylvania corporation, of its Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments from its Building Products segment (the "Separation"). The Separation was affected by allocating the assets and liabilities related primarily to the Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments to AFI and then distributing the common stock of AFI to AWI’s shareholders (the "Distribution"). The Separation and Distribution (together, the "Spin-off") resulted in AFI and AWI becoming two independent, publicly traded companies, with AFI owning and operating the Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments and AWI continuing to own and operate a ceilings business.

In connection with the completion of the Spin-off, we entered into several agreements with AWI that provided for the separation and allocation between AFI and AWI of the assets, employees, liabilities and obligations of AWI and its subsidiaries attributable to periods prior to, at and after the Spin-off. These agreements also govern the relationship between AFI and AWI subsequent to the completion of the Spin-off.

On December 31, 2020 we notified AWI of our intention to terminate the Campus Lease Agreement effective June 30, 2021.
Discontinued Operations
On November 14, 2018, AFI entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with Tarzan Holdco, Inc. ("TZI"), a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of American Industrial Partners ("AIP"), to sell its North American wood flooring business. On December 31, 2018, AIP completed the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Armstrong Wood Products, Inc., a Delaware corporation, including its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. See Note 7, Discontinued Operations, for additional information.

COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our business and resulted in lower than expected revenue in 2020. In response, we have implemented several cost reduction initiatives including reduced capital spending, implementing a furlough of certain salaried employees and reduced employee benefits for a portion of the year. We are also pursuing a plan expected to monetize non-core assets. The ultimate duration and impact of the pandemic on our future results is unknown. We have incurred net losses for the past several years and negative cash flows from operations beginning in 2019. The pandemic’s impacts, our recurring losses and our negative cash flows resulted in the identification of a triggering event requiring impairment testing of our North American asset group in the first quarter of 2020, the results of which indicated no impairment. There were no significant inventory write-down or significant incremental accounts receivable reserves recorded in 2020. Such charges are possible in the future, which could have a material adverse effect on our future results.

Reclassifications
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts to conform with current year classifications.