Monday, March 9, 2015
The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) said, retailers who carry NALFA- certified products not have the dangers of the flooring in the awake of a 60 minutes TV report regarding a retailer’s Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring and its formaldehyde content that triggered concern among customers about laminate flooring. It asked all retailers to use NALFA sealed product to avoid problem.
NALFA is the only ANSI-accredited trade organization exclusively dedicated to the North American laminate flooring industry and representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO).
NALFA said its certified products must have to pass 10 rigorous tests conducted by an independent third-party laboratory, including meeting or exceeding CARB Phase 2 emission standards, to be approved to carry the NALFA Certification Seal. This seal serves as verification that a product will provide the retailer and consumer a safe flooring option. Laminate flooring products bearing the NALFA Certification Seal must undergo laboratory testing that affirms compliance with applicable federal and state regulations pertaining to formaldehyde content.
The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) was formed in 1997 by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and importers of laminate flooring. Since its inception, NALFA has been dedicated to creating voluntary product performance standards for laminate flooring in North America.