National Floor Covering Association

National Floor Covering Association

Promoting industry standards for resilient, carpet, hardwood, laminate, cork and bamboo floor covering installations.

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Professional salespeople ensure that their clients’ expectations are accurately set with good sampling. The alternative… the client will set their own often unrealistic expectations. Result… client dissatisfaction, holdbacks, restocking fees and wasted time (literally months with today’s supply chain challenges) stuck getting the project back...

Expansion gaps matter but are so often overlooked when installing moisture or temperature sensitive floor covering products. Wood, laminate & LVT floating floors expand and contract as site conditions (relative humidity and temperature) change through the four-season cycle....

It’s not just mix, pour and go! Prior to pouring Hydraulic Cement Underlayment (HCU), test the slab for correct surface temperature, water absorbency and contaminants. Conduct ASTM moisture tests, confirm a concrete surface profile (CSP) of 3, remove all dust, apply primer, mix HCU product...

Successful construction requires everyone to be on the same page. Getting on that page starts early and must be supported with correct specifications. To this end National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) is pleased to have worked with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to...

Installers beware! SPC flooring is simultaneously strong, fragile and not as forgiving as LVT or Laminate when installing. While SPC flooring comes with durability benefits, it also presents challenges that installers should consider when planning an installation. Extra care when engaging the locking joint, understanding its weaknesses...

Being clear about who is responsible for what when it comes to sub-floor preparation is not easy considering the endless scenarios that can present on site involving surface flatness, porosity, contaminants removal, profile, etc. When specified, NFCA minimum industry standards help to remove the confusion....