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White Paper: Making Sense of Wear Resistance & AC Ratings

WASHINGTON, DC – Some technical and marketing terms used in the flooring industry can be confusing or misleading for the consumer. The term “Abrasion Class or AC rating (AC1-AC6),” is a classification from the European standard EN 13329 to describe “wear resistance” of laminate flooring. Even though, the North American standard for laminate flooring NALFA-LF-01 …

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NALFA Gathers for Fall Meeting & 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON D.C., 2022 — NALFA, the North American Laminate Flooring Association, gathered in Clearwater, FL this week for its annual fall meeting and to celebrate the Association’s 25th Anniversary. The Association continues to grow, and we hosted a record number of attendees. Representatives from CLASSEN Group; Kaindl Flooring GmbH; Kronospan USA; Mannington Mills Inc.; Mohawk Industries; …

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NALFA Meets for Annual Spring Meeting & Introduces New Molding Committee

WASHINGTON D.C., 2022 — The North American Laminate Flooring Association met in March for its annual spring meeting. Traditionally held at NC State University, the Association’s academic and testing house member, NALFA members were thrilled to be back in Raleigh together. Representatives from regular manufacturing members such as CLASSEN Group, Kaindl Flooring GmbH, Kronospan USA, Mannington …

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NALFA Partners with IFCII to Offer Inspector Course

WASHINGTON, DC – NALFA announces its partnership with IFCII to offer new and existing NALFA inspectors an opportunity to complete or renew their certification status. IFCII’s first class of the year is a five-day course held February 23-27, that includes a full day of laminate flooring curriculum. The class is available in-person or virtually, based …

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White Paper: Anti-Microbial Claims

WASHINGTON, DC –  In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic an unprecedented number of consumer goods are now being sold as antimicrobial or antimicrobial treated. It can be confusing to understand the difference between antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial and gives a false sense of security. Should you decide to purchase a laminate floor treated …

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NALFA Members Elect First Woman President at Fall Meeting

WASHINGTON D.C., 2021 — The North American Laminate Flooring Association met in Asheville, North Carolina for its annual fall meeting. Members were excited to gather in-person to catch up with old and new friends and to promote NALFA. Representatives from Regular Manufacturing Members including Classen, KAINDL Flooring GmbH, Kronospan, SWISS KRONO USA, Mannington Mills Inc., Mohawk …

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NALFA Announces Arclin as Newest Member

WASHINGTON D.C., 2021 — The North American Laminate Flooring Association is pleased to announce our newest member, Arclin USA Inc. Arclin is the first paper-treating member to join the association and broadens the technical base of the organization. Their participation will aid in making our standards stronger and driving consumer and producer confidence. Arclin is classified …

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Foam Products Rejoins NALFA

WASHINGTON D.C., 2021 — The North American Laminate Flooring Association is excited to announce that Foam Products Corporation has rejoined as its newest Associate Member. Foam Products Corporation, an original member from 2005-2015 has rejoined NALFA in 2021. Foam Products is a leading USA manufacturer of residential and commercial acoustical underlayment products for the laminate flooring …

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NALFA Expands Membership Categories

WASHINGTON D.C., 2021 — NALFA is pleased to announce the expansion of its membership categories to include a new Vendor/Supplier Membership. This new category of membership includes any company, organized and operating in North America, that is regularly selling goods or services to businesses that are eligible to be Regular or Associate Manufacturing Members of …

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