Article Number: 10530
NWFA Submits Official Comments on Petition Mandating Uniform Labeling on Floor Coverings
ST. LOUIS, August 9, 2018 - The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) submitted official comments on the petition to mandate a “Uniform Labeling Method for Traction of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings With Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings.”

In conjunction with other organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the NWFA recommends that the proposed mandatory rule (83 FR 26228) be rejected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“As a trade association representing all facets of the wood flooring industry, we felt it was necessary to make official comments to share the negative impacts this rule could create for hard surface flooring and the misrepresentation of hard surfaces to the U.S. public at large,” says Michael Martin, NWFA President & CEO.

For more information regarding this petition, visit documents/2018/06/06/2018-12074/resubmission-of-petition-to-mandate-a-uniform-labeling- method-for-traction-of-floor-coverings-floor.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,500 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. 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 online at

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