Learning & How-To Information

Guides:

Certifications:

Many of our products are certified by a variety of appropriate agencies. Here's where you can learn about some of them:

 

National Floor Safety Institute

The mission of the NFSI is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development. The NFSI is led by a fifteen-member Board of Directors representing product manufacturers, insurance underwriters, trade associations, and independent consultants.

http://www.nfsi.org/

MFMA

The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related sports flooring systems. MFMA’s membership consists of manufacturers, installation contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to established quality guidelines. Through cooperative member programs, MFMA establishes product quality, performance and installation guidelines; educates end users about safety, performance and maintenance issues; and promotes the use of maple, beech and birch flooring products worldwide.

http://www.maplefloor.org/

Carpet and Rug Institute

To put it simply, CRIs job is to go well beneath the surface and prove how our environment for living, working, learning and healing is better — thanks to carpet and rugs. Through science-based research, customer advocacy, environmental stewardship and consensus building, we serve our members and their customers. Our initiatives help protect carpet's life and beauty and demonstrate its air quality benefit.

http://www.carpet-rug.org/

NSF International

Founded in 1944, NSF International is committed to protecting and improving human health on a global scale. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and the environment. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers alike look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification that help protect the world's food, water, health and consumer products.

http://www.nsf.org/

UL

UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University and Verification Services. Our breadth, established objectivity and proven history mean we are a symbol of trust and enable us to help provide peace of mind to all.

http://www.ul.com/

ETL

The ETL Listed Mark is proof of product compliance (electrical, gas and other safety standards) to North American safety standards.  Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) in 50 states and Canada and retailers accept the ETL Listed Mark as proof of product safety. Manufacturers are choosing ETL because it gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Today, the ETL mark is featured on millions of products sold by major retailers.

http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

The Woolsafe Organization

The WoolSafe® Organisation is a resource for information and advice about carpet and rug care and a
range of carpet care services to carpet owners, carpet suppliers and the providers of carpet care products.

http://www.woolsafe.org/