Technical Standards

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

As the recognized representative for the wood flooring industry, the NWFA offers industry-accepted standards, accessible resources, and highly skilled instructors to lead hands-on training events.

GUIDELINES & PUBLICATIONS

The NWFA’s comprehensive guidelines and publications offer industry-accepted standards and straightforward information to help guide you through situations you might encounter on the job. Bla

RESOURCES

From a technical call hotline and technical Facebook group monitored by experts, to job site checklists and in-depth articles through our publication, Hardwood Floors magazine, the NWFA has the resources you need when you need them.

REGIONAL INSTRUCTORS

Each hands-on training event is led by a highly skilled NWFA Regional Instructor. These wood flooring professionals have considerable experience and knowledge in the wood industry and go through extensive training before leading NWFA events.

MANUFACTURING

The NWFA offers two industry-wide accepted standards for the manufacturing of wood floors, NOFMA Certified Flooring and Responsible Procurement Program (RPP). As a manufacturer, these standards verify you are producing quality flooring that adheres to a set of industry-specific guidelines.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Legislative issues in the wood industry are constantly changing. Stay up-to-date with the latest legislative rules and acts that can affect you and your business.

REAL WOOD DEFINITION

Part of the standard the NWFA sets includes the formal definition of real wood, which was formed by a task force of wood flooring professionals across the supply chain.