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NFCA Quality Assurance Program Short Specification

NFCA Quality Assurance Program

Short Specification

NFCA’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) continues to grow across Canada helping construction teams understand and plan ahead to manage the challenges of installing floor coverings into fast-paced construction projects with warranties intact.


When the program is included, hard truths can be dealt with openly in a fact-based, logical and timely manner. For this to happen, QAP meetings start early to address items including:


  • Concrete slab surfaces before they are poured and finished
  • Testing requirements
  • Ambiguities in the specifications
  • Who is responsible for what throughout the process


This helps to avoid confusion, disputes, unplanned extras and delays by getting the client, consultant, constructor, floor covering installer and the manufacturers of the specified products on the same page from the start instead of the eleventh hour when flooring typically shows up on the construction schedule.


We are providing NFCA’s Division 09 ‘short specification’ for your use when placing QAP and minimum industry standards onto a project. We encourage you to take advantage of it.


NOTE: When the NFCA Quality Assurance Program appears in the Division 09 section of the architectural Specifications for Resilient, Carpet, Hardwood, and Laminate flooring, bidding flooring, contractors MUST:


  • Carry the cost of the QAP Independent Inspector.
  • Carry the cost of the specified 2 year Bond.
  • Provide Trade or Product Qualified installation mechanics.


For more information, contact us at:

You can download the document here: 2024_nfca_and_qap_short-specification

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