NALFA Certified Laminate Flooring, is it the best laminate? As flooring experts and inspectors Terry and Kevin Weinheimer are often asked, What is the best laminate flooring? NALFA laminate flooring products are tested and certified laminate flooring products which certainly helps place them up front to be the best laminate floors. While this has little to do with the best laminate, let me share something. James H.Weinheimer who started his family in flooring back in 1934 always said, “You cannot just take, you must also give or you are only a user.” As a way of saying thank you for the success the Weinheimer family has experienced in the floor covering industry we have taken his admonishment and have done our best to share with consumers and others in the industry. As part of this mission we operate LaminateFloorProblems.com. As laminate flooring inspectors we spend a lot of time looking at the bad. We also see a lot of good laminate flooring for even the best laminate floors can experience problems.
As far as the best laminate flooring, my advice is to at least consider the purchase of a NALFA Certified laminate product. While there are other good laminate flooring products, NALFA Certification offers both the dealer and consumer assurance that a NALFA Certified Laminate is a flooring product of quality. With NALFA products you are not taking the risk that you are when you purchase an unnamed product such as some of those that people are ripping out of their houses because of high formaldehyde levels.
What are NALFA Certified Laminate Flooring Products
What are NALFA certified products and what is NALFA. NALFA is the North American Laminate Flooring Association. This is an organization of United States and Canadian laminate manufacturers that have united together to promote quality in the laminate flooring industry. At this time, NALFA is the only association totally dedicated to the laminate flooring industry and they are accredited by ANSI standards development organization.
To assure quality, NALFA performs industry testing on new laminate flooring and cushions. Laminate flooring products that pass the in-depth testing and the approved standards, are awarded the NALFA Certification Seal. The NALFA seal assures consumers that they are purchasing a quality product and gives flooring retailers comfort in knowing that they are promoting laminate products of good quality.
Clarion Laminates, Columbia Flooring, Kronotex USA, Mannington Mills, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step, Shaw Industries and Torlys, each offer one or more NALFA Certified laminate flooring products.
NALFA Certified Laminate Flooring Inspectors
NALFA also Certifies laminate flooring installers and laminate flooring inspectors. NALFA Certified Inspectors and Installers must meet industry background requirements, go through NALFA training programs and testing. Kevin Weinheimer and Terry Weinheimer have completed the NALFA Certified Laminate Flooring Inspectors training. Having been awarded many flooring certifications we look forward to working with NALFA for many years to come.
When you want the best in laminate flooring products, a qualified laminate flooring installer or an expert laminate flooring inspector, consider NALFA Certification. You can be assured that ANSI and NALFA have your best interest in mind.