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Armstrong: Glossary Of Terms For Flooring Industry
Armstrong site has a glossary of terms that will help to understand the terms used in the flooring industry.

HGTV Remodels: Flooring Options, Ideas & Materials
HGTV Remodels provides an overview of flooring including hardwood, laminate, vinyl, tile, concrete, carpet, linoleum, bamboo, cork, and alternate surfaces.
Industry Information

Builder Magazine: New Flooring Options Push The Style Envelope
Builder Magazine describes some new flooring options for buyers looking to make a statement.

Custom Home Magazine: Flooring Products From Surfaces 2011 Trade Show
Custom Home Magazine describes some of the coolest, most interesting, and most beautiful floor covering products and emerging and evolving trends in wood, stone, porcelain, glass, concrete, and other flooring materials they found at the SURFACES 2011 flooring industry trade show.

Style: Hottest Floor Trends for 2019
Style flooring experts share the latest trends underfoot for the coming year.

Surfaces: Annual Conference For Flooring, Stone & Tile Professionals
The International Surface Event- SURFACES - StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas - TileExpo which combines industry shows for the floor covering, stone and tile professionals offers four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking.
Industry Sectors

BCFCA: BC Floor Covering Association
British Columbia Floor Covering Association represents interests of the BC floor covering industry through promotion, industry liaison, training and education, and informing them of activities and developments.

WFCA: World Floor Covering Association
World Floor Covering Association represents the entire floor covering industry. If you want one place to get a brief overview of all of the different kinds of flooring this is it.
Issues & Performance

CD&C: Floor Coverings Are Much More Challenging Than You Think
Canadian Design and Construction says there are several problems that add to difficulties in the floor covering sector, which includes various carpet, vinyl, rubber, hardwood, laminate and bamboo floor coverings. Terrazzo, ceramic tile and stone floor installers are covered by a separate set of standards and have their own association.

Custom Home Magazine: Four Environmentally Responsible Hardwood Floors
Custom Home Magazine describes four guilt-free, reclaimed, and sustainably sourced flooring options that will keep you grounded.

Dovetail Report: Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Flooring Alternatives
Dovetail says the differences in environmental impacts between some flooring options are substantial. No flooring alternative outperforms all others in every impact category. (PDF)

Dovetail: Life Cycle Assessment Of Flooring Materials
Dovetail Partner report Life Cycle Assessment of Flooring Materials A Guide to Intelligent Selection, examines available life cycle assessment data for a number of flooring products. (PDF)

Green Home Guide: Buyers Guide To Green Flooring Materials
Green Home Guide compares green flooring materials with selection tips, pros, cons, costs, and recommended uses.

USAB: Ground & Floor Surfaces For Accessibility
US Access Board technical bulletin covers ground and floor surface accessibility characteristics, slip resistance & measurment, recommended values, materials, and wheelchair & other considerations.

BCFCA: Floor Covering Inspections
BC Floor Covering Association offers two floor covering inspection services: Post installation; Before, during and after installation.

BCFCA: Floor Covering Reference Manual
BC Floor Covering Association sells the NFCA Floor Covering Reference Manual that is the industry source for floor covering specifications, installation practices and substrate issues. It covers general requirements, resilient flooring, carpet, hardwood flooring (including sanding and finishing), laminate flooring, and cork and bamboo flooring.

Remodeling: Keeping Floors Damage-Free During Remodeling
Remodeling Magazine describes a technique using rosin paper, foam, and Masonite that avoids damage to client's existing floors during a remodeling project.
Product Supply

BCFCA: Listing Of BC Mainland Member Retailers Of Floor Covering
British Columbia Floor Covering Association provides a listing, alphabetically by city, of member retailers of floor covering products and services.

Floor Facts: Flooring Comparison Chart
Floor Facts chart gives a quick way to compare floor options, including pros, cons, care, durability, installation and costs of common types of flooring.

Houzz: Pros & Cons Of Kitchen Flooring Types
Houzz describes pros & cons of popular kitchen flooring materials.
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