A Group of Flooring People Organized
for a Joint Purpose
This is an evolving post listing Flooring Associations. If you have suggestions for inclusion feel free to post them in the comments section at the bottom of the post.
American Floorcovering Alliance
AFA is an organizational alliance representing all segments of floorcovering manufacturing and related services. AFA serves the collective needs of the floorcovering industry through programs that promote and facilitate group action especially beneficial to the member participants of the Alliance.
The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc.
Carpet for Homes, Carpet for Business
The Carpet and Rug Institute actively monitors and engages on issues related to the carpet industry through integrated communications, government relations and advocacy, regulatory systems participation, research funding, and standards development.
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
Your Source for Tile Education & Certified Tile Installation Professionals
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) offers the only 3rd party assessment of installer skills and knowledge recognized by the Tile Industry.
Contract Flooring Association
The CFA’s membership accounts for a significant proportion of the quality companies in the UK commercial flooring market.
The objectives of the CFA are to promote the highest standards of professionalism, safety and training while at the same time providing essential services and expert information to ensure the quality and productivity of our members’ businesses.
European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers’ Institute
Through a commitment to transparency and sustainability of product performance, we work with governments and test institutes to develop strict product standards and universal information systems.
Resilient flooring is durable, flexible and impermeable. Made by our members, in an impressive variety of design and size formats, from natural and synthetic materials, this flooring delivers choice for all projects and budgets.
The Flooring Contractors Association
The resource for premier commercial flooring contractors.
Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors.
International Concrete Repair Institute, Inc.
Restore | Repurpose | Renew
ICRI is the center for repair leadership, supporting a profession built on science and craftsmanship—making the built world safer and last longer.
Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors International
The Flooring Industry’s Leader in Inspector Training & Certification
IFCII Certified Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, Luxury Vinyl and Ceramic Tile inspectors are available throughout the USA, Canada and, the UK. Inspectors are available to anyone in need of their services including homeowners, insurance companies, attorneys, general contractors and flooring installers, retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. Services include inspections and repair.
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
The IICRC is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.
The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Industries. The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 60,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world.
International Standards & Training Alliance
Delivering work we can ALL take pride in.
INSTALL is an association of professionals from across the entire flooring industry. We are installers, contractors, manufacturers, associations and consultants that share one simple goal: to deliver work we can all take pride in. How do we achieve it? We never stop honing our skills. We never compromise our standards. And we always focus on long-term value.
International Wood Products Association
To build acceptance and demand in North America for globally sourced wood products from sustainably managed forests
IWPA, The International Wood Products Association is the leading international trade association for the North American international wood products industry. We bring together every segment of the global supply chain, from producers and service providers to importers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers.
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association, Inc.
The Sports Flooring Authority
Founded in 1897, the MFMA is the only authoritative source of technical information about hard maple flooring. The association publishes grade standards, guide specifications, floor care recommendations and specifications for athletic flooring sealers and finishes available from MFMA headquarters or for download from the MFMA website. Architects, contractors, school officials and maintenance personnel regularly consult the MFMA with questions about the specification, use and care of MFMA maple flooring.
National Tile Contractors Association
NTCA is the Voice of the Tile Contractor.
Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. With a membership made up of over 1,500 members, NTCA is one of the fastest growing trade associations in the U.S. construction industry. NTCA strives to improve the tile installation trade through education and training, participation in the development of standards and methods, and communication of our initiatives to related trades.
North American Laminate Flooring Association
You can call us NALFA.
We are the only trade association dedicated solely to the laminate flooring industry, and therefore, we are your source for all things laminate. We recommend you visit our blog often for valuable advice about laminate flooring choices, laminate flooring standards and laminate flooring performance. And if by some chance we’ve missed something on our blog,
The National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors
The NICFI’s certified floor-covering inspectors are experienced in the inspection and failure analysis of ALL types of flooring!
NICFI is a not-for-profit association of certified, independent floor covering professionals. The membership is comprised of flooring experts in all disciplines and products, within the floor covering industry. These individuals are educated and certified by associations that specialize in training and/or certifying floor covering inspectors.
National Wood Flooring Association
Real Wood Real Life
Representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, NWFA offers various programs and services to unify and strengthen the wood flooring community.
Stone Fabricators Alliance
Our mission is to provide the resources necessary to enable our members to prosper by improving their quality of fabrication and restoration methods and practices.