NALFA makes laminate standards free, accessible

Home Categories NALFA makes laminate standards free, accessible

Repel from Shaw Floors
Repel from Shaw Floors

Washington D.C.—The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has made all laminate flooring and underlayment standards available to the public free of charge, including NALFA’s Laminate Surface Swell Test method for testing water resistance.

These standards include the following:

  • NALFA LF-01: Specifications & Test Methods
  • NALFA LF-02: Sustainability Standards
  • NALFA LF-03: Underlayment Specifications & Test Methods
  • NALFA Laminate Surface Swell Test – Assembled Joint

NALFA members said they felt it was important to ensure these standards were readily available for anyone accessing the website. NALFA remains the only ANSI accredited laminate flooring association in North America with voluntary standards that all members certify to.

“There is tremendous confusion in the market today for hard surface flooring and product claims of performance,” said Dan Natkin, president of NALFA. “The majority of the NALFA standards have been in place for years, so consumers and retailers can feel confident when purchasing a NALFA certified product. NALFA remains transparent in its methods and wanted to open our standards and test methods so anyone can access the information.”

Visit the group’s standards and test methods page to download these documents.

Must Read

Happy Feet International introduces Perseverance line

Chattanooga, Tenn.—Happy Feet International has introduced Perseverance to its Black Label Collection. The extra-wide luxury vinyl planks are a 9 x 60 size that...

NeoCon 2023 keynotes look to hip hop, community, technology

Chicago—NeoCon has announced the keynote speakers for its 2023 edition, to be held here June 12-14 at The Mart. World-renowned futurist, Amy Webb (founder...

CFI develops credential for FCEF college program

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association’s (WFCA) Certified Flooring Installer (CFI) program will now offer testing, credentialing and credit recognition for graduates of the Floor...

CTEF to auction off mosaic ‘Wally the Gator’

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will hold an online auction for “Wally the Gator,” the 6 x 4-foot mosaic, alligator-themed mural designed...

Retailers React: How is home improvement activity in your market?

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day. This week we...

Latest carpet intros promote health, hygiene

For years, carpet has carried the stigma (unfairly) of being unhealthy or adversely affecting air quality indoors. For years, mills have fought back to...
Some text some message..
X