Boys and Girls Club Gets a Flooring Facelift Courtesy of NALFA

Boys and Girls Club Gets a Flooring Facelift Courtesy of NALFA Members

Washington, D.C. – NALFA was approached by the popular television show Designing Spaces for a six show special that will air from June – August of 2013. “Designing Spaces of Hope” is dedicated to raising awareness about distinct causes that relate to American children and families who are in need of safe, healthy, and loving environments. The Boys and Girls Club in Pompano Beach, Fla. is one of the six locations featured on the show.

“We were thrilled to initiate the relationship between Designing Spaces and our membership,” says Bill Dearing, president of NALFA. “NALFA is recognized as the ‘go-to’ in the laminate flooring industry for information, and , in this case, we can help make the lives better for young people in Pompano.”

The Designing Spaces remodel included a new woodworking shop with a new floor, a math lab and video game room. The new floor was made possible by donations from NALFA members PERGO that donated 1007 square feet of laminate flooring and trim, and DMX Plastics, Ltd. that donated moisture barrier to Designing Spaces for use at the Boys and Girls Club in Pompano Beach. The club is the hangout of over 600 kids in the area.

“The laminate flooring made the space feel warm and artsy and took away the institutional feel of the previous floor,” says Jennifer Pennick, associate producer for Designing Spaces. “Laminate flooring was perfect for this heavy use area and it’s great that if the kids spill paint it can simply be peeled off!”

For more information about NALFA Membership, visit nalfa.com.

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About NALFA

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. For more information, visit www.nalfa.com.

About Designing Spaces of Hope

Making A Difference In The Lives We Touch

“Designing Spaces of Hope” is dedicated to raise awareness about distinct causes that relate to American children and families who are in need of safe, healthy, and loving environments. We are on a five year journey visiting unique places across the nation and making over special spaces that impact lives. Our journey includes hospitals, foster care agencies, transitional facilities, homeless shelters, aging communities and our next door neighbors who need our help. We have put together an amazing roster of All-Stars who are also known as the “Designing Spaces Dream Team”. Our roster includes television producers, educators, medical experts, celebrities, sports legends, country music bands, military heroes, world class organizations and corporations, volunteers who work endlessly, and of course…all the children and families who are the TRUE All- Stars of the Dream Team. Join us, as we make a difference in the lives we touch by designing spaces for positive living and a place to call home!

About the Boys and Girls Club

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

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