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    MFA, SCS launch pilot flooring certification program

MFA, SCS launch pilot flooring certification program

Calhoun, Ga.—The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) and SCS Global Services announced a pilot certification for new resilient flooring products in the multilayer format with rigid polymer cores. Focusing on performance and sustainability, and by bundling existing standards, the collaboration has created an all-encompassing platform for safety, quality, performance and sustainability for multilayer flooring. The motivation for developing the certification resulted from the increasing flood of self-defined multilayer flooring products entering

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    MFA finalizes category names

MFA finalizes category names

Calhoun, Ga.—Rigid core vinyl products have gained massive market reception over the past few years. Rapid growth, technological advancements and many new products in the market have contributed to significant retailer and consumer confusion. The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) was organized in 2016 to set performance and safety standards for this emerging category as well as clear up the confusion for the flooring industry. After multiple meetings and considerable industry

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    MFA completes first annual general meeting

MFA completes first annual general meeting

Calhoun, Ga.—The Multi-layer Flooring Association (MFA) welcomed new members at its first annual general assembly meeting in Dalton. The newly formed association gathered to define the innovative, robust category of multi-layer polymer composite flooring as well as discuss the need for industry standards regarding performance, terminology, safety and sustainability. “The MFA meeting was extremely productive with very robust discussions highlighting the pressing need for clear standards and industry terminology for

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    MFA seeks to set the pace for WPC

MFA seeks to set the pace for WPC

New association created to establish standards for nascent composite core category FCNews Ultimate Guide to WPC: July 17/24, 2017   The laminate flooring industry has NALFA, while NWFA sets standards in wood manufacturing and installation. RFCI covers the resilient sector; carpet has CRI. So when it came time to launching an association that would begin setting standards for the WPC/composite core segment, several industry leaders took the lead in creating

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    FCLC taps Blochinger as chairman, welcomes new member

FCLC taps Blochinger as chairman, welcomes new member

Chicago—The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) added Robert Blochinger, president of the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors, as its new chair starting immediately. Blochinger will help lead FCLC through a strategic planning process this year designed to develop an industry-wide plan for tackling the shortage of qualified installers in the industry. Blochinger is the owner of Blochinger & Co., based in Boca Raton, Fla., where he has worked as

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    MFA outlines near-term goals, objectives

MFA outlines near-term goals, objectives

February 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Number 18 By Lindsay Baillie Las Vegas—The newly formed Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) held a meeting during Surfaces 2017 to discuss the organization’s initial goals and objectives. Among the key topics discussed were category standards, membership and third-party certification. “[This meeting] was about getting new members, talking about the ASTM standards we are trying to create and the speed at which we want to do

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    New group formed to develop WPC standards

New group formed to develop WPC standards

By Ken Ryan Seven North American flooring companies have come together to form the Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA), with the goal of creating standards for the burgeoning WPC segment. The founding companies are: Metroflor, Armstrong Flooring, USFloors, Torlys, Novalis, Mannington and CFL. Polymer composite rigid-core floor products, introduced in 2012, have seen robust growth. Heretofore, there are no set standards in place to define the category. The association’s objective is

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    New industry association formed for multilayer flooring

New industry association formed for multilayer flooring

Calhoun, Ga.—The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) was recently formed by seven of North America’s leading flooring companies to serve the North American flooring industry. The seven companies involved are: Armstrong Flooring, CFL, Mannington, Metroflor Corp., Novalis Innovative Floors, TORLYS and USFloors. Introduced in 2012, polymer composite rigid-core floor products have seen explosive growth across the flooring industry. Consumers, purchasers and specifiers expect a discernible set of standards for this new

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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