NALFA Publishes Water Performance White Paper

WASHINGTON D.C., 2024 — NALFA has published their latest white paper, “Laminate Flooring Water Performance.” This document provides insight into the water performance of laminate flooring, offering guidance for consumers and industry professionals alike.

In response to increasing concerns regarding flooring durability in moisture-prone environments, NALFA’s white paper clarifies the distinctions between flooring products labeled as “waterproof” and/or “water-resistant.” Additionally, it outlines four key design methods employed in the manufacture of laminate flooring to safeguard against household spills and water challenges. Access the white paper here, aimed at empowering stakeholders with accurate information for informed decision-making.

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The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) was formed in 1997 by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and importers of laminate flooring. Since its inception, NALFA has been dedicated to creating voluntary product performance standards for laminate flooring in North America. For more information, visit

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