NALFA to Expand Presence at 2014 SURFACES

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) is gearing up for the 2014 Surfaces event with the introduction of the NALFA Certified Product Pavilion. The largest NALFA booth to date at 20’x40’, the pavilion will be located on the main floor of the event at booth S7158.

On display at the NALFA Pavilion will be products bearing the NALFA Certification Seal, offering visitors the opportunity to browse high quality and affordable laminate.

“Surfaces is an excellent venue for NALFA to interact with the industry, reinforce the importance of NALFA Certification and demonstrate the suitability of certified laminate flooring for residential remodeling and new construction,” said Bill Dearing, president of NALFA. “We’re excited to show this audience how laminate has continued to evolve over the years.”

All NALFA members will be represented at the NALFA Pavilion, sharing the message of how NALFA membership has benefited their business. It is a fantastic opportunity for NALFA members to interact with attendees one-on-one, sharing the story of their business and highlighting key products.

NALFA will also offer an Inspector Certification Class on January 31. This class is the same as the inspector certification courses offered throughout the year. Curriculum includes:

  • History of NALFA
  • General knowledge of laminate flooring
  • Installation requirements
  • Inspection tools and standards
  • Product defect review
  • Certification testing and evaluation

“This is a great way for flooring industry professionals to take their work to the next level and make some great contacts while they’re at it,” said Dearing.

The January 31 course, will be held at Mandalay Bay from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.It is open to flooring professionals who:

  • Are certified by a nationally recognized inspector organization,
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience as an inspector, OR
  • Are a NALFA Certified Installer with current certification

Cost is $350 per person. Interested parties may contact Teiya Eubanks at 423-316-1566 or

In addition to the certification class, professionals from Hanley Wood will demonstrate installations on-site at the Jan. 31 class.

NALFA will also take the opportunity to celebrate laminate flooring industry professionals on the first day of the event at the by-invitation Lammy Awards. These awards are given annually to the best of the best in the laminate flooring industry.

“The Lammy Awards offer a terrific opportunity to celebrate these professionals among their peers,” said Dearing. “What better place to host the ceremony than at Surfaces?”

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