Useful Hardwood Flooring Links from Wisteria Lane and NWFA

Thinking about installing wood flooring? These useful hardwood flooring information links from Wisteria Lane and NWFA will help you invest in beautiful wood floors with confidence.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Good resource for finding architects whether it is for commercial, residential, or institutional architecture.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Good resource for finding designers whether it is for commercial, residential, or institutional design.
Canadian Lumbermen’s Association (CLA) – The membership of the CLA is divided into four bureaus primarily servicing the softwood and hardwood lumber manufacturing community.

Hardwood Council, The – The Hardwood Council is a coalition of 11 hardwood lumber and product associations. The Council provides technical information on North American hardwood applications for builders, architects, interior designers and remodelers.

Health House – Visit this site for suggestions on building a healthy home.

International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) – The NWFA is partnering with the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) to present a new joint certification for wood flooring installation called the International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL). INSTALL is based on a curriculum developed by the CITF and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), and is endorsed by 50 major mills and manufacturers. This partnership will allow UBC instructors to test INSTALL flooring professionals, and then award successful candidates a UBC/NWFA Wood Flooring Installation Certification.

Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) – Since 1897 the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association has established itself as the authoritative source of technical and general information on maple sports flooring and has attracted a membership of manufacturing mills, installation contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to the high standards for which the association stands.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) – NAHB has more than 182,000 members, including more than 50,000 who build more than 80 percent of all U.S. Homes.

National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) – NHLA is a non-profit trade association made up of more than 1,700 member firms who produce, sell and use hardwood lumber.

Southern Pine Council (SPC) – The SPC is a joint promotional body coordinated and supported by manufacturers of southern pine lumber. These manufacturers are members of the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) and Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA).

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) – WWPA is a trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states.

World Floor Covering Association – The World Floor Covering Association is a recognized industry leader in legislative advocacy, marketing research and education.

Reprinted from NWFA