Wood Flooring Manufacturer’s Join NWFA Engineered Refinishable Program
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Wood Flooring Manufacturer’s Join
NWFA Engineered Refinishable Program
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (January 6, 2023) – The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has added 13 wood flooring manufacturers to its Engineered Refinishable program since launching the program early last fall. The program was established to identify engineered wood flooring products with wear layers thick enough to be sanded and refinished. The program is voluntary, and aligns with European standards.
Manufacturers that have completed the product evaluation process to be included in the program include Appalachian Lumber, Breezewood Floors, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, Maxwell/Ouachita Hardwood Flooring, Middle Tennessee Lumber, Mullilcan Flooring, Pacific Hardwood, Reliance Hardwood Flooring, Saroyan Hardwoods, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Superior Flooring, and Wickham Hardwood Flooring.
“The certified refinishable logo is a simple way to provide an architect, designer, or consumer with confidence that an engineered wood flooring product has been designed to withstand the test of time, change its look, and be renewed,” says Michael Martin, President & CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association. “We are encouraged by the large number of early adopters, and how quickly the refinishable logo is making its way into the marketplace.”
To be eligible to carry the certified refinishable logo, engineered wood flooring products must meet minimum wear layer requirements. These vary depending on the product. Unfinished smooth products must have a minimum wear layer of 4/32 of an inch, or 3.2 millimeters. Factory finished smooth products must have a minimum wear layer of 3/32 of an inch, or 2.5 millimeters. Sculpted and distressed products must have a minimum wear layer of 3/32 of an inch, or 2.5 millimeters.
To learn more about the program, visit https://nwfa.org/manufacturing or contact John Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.422.4556.
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,200 member companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or at www.nwfa.org.