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American Floorcovering Alliance

Where Some See Floors, We See Opportunity


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.

Australian Timber Flooring Association




The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) is the peak body for timber floors and the timber flooring industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. We represent contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.

The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc.

carpet and rug institute

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

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

European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers' Institute

We exist to support the resilient flooring industry in Europe.


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

Flooring Contractors Association logo

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.

concrete repair institute

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

Institute for floor covering inspection 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

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification logo

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 Polished Concrete Institute

International Polished Concrete Institute

We strive to be your first resource for all polished concrete.


The IPCI is an organization dedicated to providing architects, general contractors, engineers, and flooring contractors the tools they need to utilize and understand the benefits of polished concrete. Offering quality training, specifications, and business support resources to polished concrete flooring providers both domestic and international, The IPCI has established itself as one of the world leaders on concrete polishing resources.

International Standards & Training Alliance

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

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.

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 Floorcovering Alliance

National Flooring Alliance

America’s Finest Flooring Dealers


The NFA was formed in 1991 by 8 of the largest and most reputable independent floor covering retailers in America. Although there were other industry “buying groups” in business at that time, it was apparent that the larger and more sophisticated dealers of the NFA had needs that could not be fulfilled by the normal buying group structures in other organizations. NFA dealers, in most cases were already, savvy and well organized buyers, but it was obvious from the onset that manufacturers were willing to provide additional incentives to the NFA to influence purchasing in their direction, by pooling each member’s buying volume together in an effort to provide rebates for the group. To this day, manufacturer rebates have been at the core of what drives the NFA, even as it had grown to its current membership of 42 dealers.

National Tile Contractors Association

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 Association of Floor Covering Distributors

Providing Essential Values to Grow Your Business


The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) was organized to foster trade and commerce for those having a business, financial or professional interest as wholesale distributors or suppliers of floor coverings and allied products.

North American Laminate Flooring Association

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 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

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. 

Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 countries. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

Stone Fabricators Alliance

Stone Fabricators Alliance

Join fabrication and restoration professionals from around the world.


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.


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