NALFA Certified Laminate Flooring, is it the best laminate? Certified by NALFA, experts Terry and Kevin Weinheimer are often asked, what is the best laminate flooring? Their response is that NALFA products are tested and certified products.
NALFA products remind me of my father, James H. Weinheimer, who started our family in the flooring business in 1934. He 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 do 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 for they also give. 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. Many people are ripping the laminate out of their houses because of high formaldehyde levels or poor quality.
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. NALFA, the only association totally dedicated to the laminate flooring industry. ANSI standards development organization accredits NALFA.
To assure quality, NALFA performs industry testing on new laminate flooring and cushions. NALFA Certification Seal, only awarded to laminate flooring products that pass in-depth testing and approved standards. 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 certifies laminate flooring installers and laminate flooring inspectors. 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.
When you want the best laminate flooring products, qualified laminate flooring installer, expert laminate flooring inspector, consider NALFA Certification. Be assured that ANSI and NALFA have your best interest in mind.
Mildred Amer says
Good Afternoon, We had Clarion laminate floor installed in our Florida condo last July. The product was purchased from Home Deport but installed by someone else.
The floor is starting to buckle in several places and we cant figure out why.
Clarion wants photographs of the problem as well as the areas along the wall where we would have too removed a lot of molding. We had to have to rip out the new molding just or a photo. Do you have any idea what could have caused this problem? thank you so much
Terry Weinheimer | Kevin Weinheimer says
There are a number of installation and site related causes for the problem you are experiencing. You should hire an independent inspector to determine the cause.
Donna Black says
We bought our laminate floor about 10 years ago from Lowe’s and they installed it. About a year ago the floor has marks on it that I can’t remove. I had Lowe’s inspect it and they contacted the company that made the laminate which was Pergo. They denied the claim. I feel that to get a more competent opinion they need to send a representative have to actually look at the flooring. I had faith in them when I purchased their flooring and they need to uphold that faith.
Do you have a Certified Laminate Floor Inspector, our floors were installed and they seem to be delaminating. FFlooring needs a Certified laminated inspector To see who is at fault installer or is it a manufacturer problems. We are in California
Terry and Kevin Weinheimer says
Kathy, I would suggest that you go to the nicfi.org website and click on inspector search. The NICFI of which The Weinheimer Group is a member, is a group of highly professional flooring inspectors.