The NWFA is an association that was established to represent all segments of the wood flooring industry: manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, inspectors, and consultants. The association provides a variety of benefits to its members including educational, research, and certification services.
The National Wood Flooring Association also conducts a yearly Wood Flooring Expo. The Expo consists of seminars and educational classes regarding trends in the industry. Metro Atl. Floors published a couple of blog posts recently highlighting some of our favorite sessions from this year’s conference. Check out the NWFA website and the Expo’s website for additional information and materials.
The association has established business guidelines and certification requirements to preserve the integrity of the wood flooring industry. The Standards of Professional Conduct are a set of business conduct parameters that are required by all members to follow. The NWFA’s certification courses and materials ensure that professionals in the wood flooring industry are trained with the most up to date materials and concepts. Techniques and requirements regarding wood flooring installation are constantly in flux and it is important to be sure that you have a certified professional installing your floors. The NWFA was established to provide a high standard for the wood flooring industry. Do your due diligence in your search for flooring installers and ask them if they are certified members of the NWFA. You want a professional that follows the guidelines exactly. not a regular joe whose installation will need to be readdressed in order to meet industry standards.
Metro Atl. Floors prides itself on staying current with the standards and certification provided by the NWFA. When we do flooring installations all spacing requirements and specifications are followed to a tee. Also, if you had an installation done that you are unsure is up to the association’s requirements, we can take a look at it during a FREE in-home consultation. Metro Atl. Floors serves the Atlanta area’s wood flooring needs. Give us a call today to discuss your flooring options.