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is an Independent Flooring Inspection Service, offering neutral
third party inspections throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our
services are available to manufacturers, distributors, retailers,
consumers, insurance companies, contractors, architects,
attorneys; or anyone experiencing a flooring problem.
Ceramic Tile Inspectors
Certification Registry (ICR) inspectors are a group of dedicated,
independent, certified floor-covering inspectors with extended
education and training in ceramic tile installation and forensic
fault investigation of ceramic floors, walls, counter tops and
shower-stall installations. http://www.CeramicTileExperts.com/
FLOOR COVERING RESOURCES
American Society for Testing and Materials - (ASTM) is a
not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for producers,
users, ultimate consumers, and those having a general interest
(representatives of government and academia) to meet on common
ground and write standards for materials, products, systems, and
Canadian Stone Association
- To meet the growing demands accompanying the globalization of
markets, the Association decided in 1994 to bolster its structure
and provide coast-to-coast representation to all firms operating in
the stone industry in Canada. From that decision the Canadian Stone
Association was formed. The Association has brought together more
than 100 companies engaged in various stone- related activities.
Sales for the entire stone sector currently total more than $200
Carpet Cushion Council
- as the industry resource for answers to carpet cushion-related
questions, the Carpet Cushion Council is taking the initiative to
educate carpet retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and cushion
manufacturers about the need to understand this untapped commodity.
Carpet and Rug Institue
- (CRI) is the issues-oriented national trade association
representing the carpet and rug industry. Headquartered in Dalton,
Georgia, the Institute's membership consists of manufacturers
representing 95% of all carpet produced in the United States, and
suppliers of raw materials and services. This is also a wonderful
resource for consumers wanting more information on carpeting.
Ceramic Tile Distributors Association
- (CTDA) is an international association of distributors,
manufacturers and allied professionals of ceramic tile and related
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
- was created to establish a local, regional, and national
educational and training programs for consumers, installers,
contractors, and sales associates interested in the installation of
Certified Floorcovering Installers Association
- (CFI) is a organization devoted to carpet installers. Besides
certifying and training installers they also help set the standards
for quality installations.
Dalton Floor Covering Market Association
- the DFCMA (formerly CMMA) was formed in 1979 to promote the carpet
& rug industry, its' products and services, and to educate the
members and others through seminars, press releases, and trade
offers many courses for inspector
The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring
- The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF)
was founded in 1994 in Bonn, Germany. Currently, some 20 companies
producing and marketing laminate flooring on their own account and
with their headquarters within the European Union are regular
members of EPLF. The Association only accepts such manufacturers as
are committed to high standards of quality and implement suitable
European Bamboo Society
- EBS is an informal federation of national European bamboo
societies, each of which has its own administration and membership.
Floor Covering Installation Contractors
Association - to further all
aspects of professionalism, quality and profitability in the floor
covering industry in order to provide a support mechanism for its
members and ensure customer satisfaction.
Flooring Installation Association of North
America - the goal of
FIANA is to provide the flooring installation industry a forum for
manufacturers and distributors alike to discuss mutual solutions to
industry situations that may develop, as well as fostering
communications between these two groups.
Hardwood Information Center
- sponsored by the Hardwood Manufacturers Association. The Hardwood
Information Center gives a wealth of information about hardwood
floors, including tips for designing, buying and maintaining
- The Hardwood Council's mission is to promote the increased use
of North American hardwood flooring, paneling, furniture, cabinetry
and decorative millwork to architects, designers and builders
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
- (HPVA) promotes the interests of its members and the hardwood
plywood, veneer and laminated wood flooring industries. The
Association not only obtains and disseminates practical business and
eductional information, it also develops industry statistics. HPVA
also strives to keep members abreast of the latest developments and
new technology affecting the industry as well as promoting the sale
of its members products.
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and
Restoration Certification - (IICRC)
is a nonprofit certifying body for the inspection, cleaning and
restoration industry. The IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector is the
highest level of achievement in the carpet industry. Senior Carpet
Inspectors are qualified to give an expert opinion on all carpet
related problems. Certified Senior Carpet Inspectors must complete
40-56 hours of classroom study, pass a comprehensive examination,
both written and practical, and submit a minimum of ten inspection
reports for review by their peers. In addition, they must adhere to
the IICRC Code of Ethics.
International Designers Guild
- is an alliance of the most exclusive decorative floor covering
showrooms in the world. We are committed to fashion and design, and
dedicated to making you look incredible.
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association
- (MFMA) founded in 1897, the Maple Flooring Manufacturers
Association has established itself as the authoritative source of
technical and general information on maple sports flooring.
Marble Institute of America
- is to promote the use of natural stone and be the authoritative
source of informaton on the standards of workmanship and practice
and suitable application of stone products.
National 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 and
manufacturers of floor coverings and allied products.
National Association of Manufacturers
- (NAM) was founded in 1895 to advance a pro-growth,
pro-manufacturing policy agenda. More than a century later, the NAM
continues to be the leading voice for manufacturers in the United
National Institute of Certified Floorcovering
Inspectors - A non profit
organization for Certified Floor Covering Inspectors. The NICFI
provides affordable education for the inspector, and a free referral
service for end users.
National Training Center for Stone & Masonry
Trades - (NTC) has a wealth of
information related to the stone and tile industry. Included within
this site are books, videos, seminars, brochures, message board,
stone tips, contractor directory and much, much more!
National Wood Flooring Association
- (NWFA) is a non-profit trade association representing all segments
of the wood flooring industry, including manufacturers,
distributors, retailers and installers. The NWFA's mission is to be
a leading resource of accurate and expert wood flooring information
for the consumer and the wood flooring industry.