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NALFA Tackles Worries of Formaldehyde Following 60 Minutes Exposé

March 12, 2015
By Business Wire News


A recent 60 Minutes story regarding a retailer’s Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring and its formaldehyde content has brought to light concerns from consumers regarding laminate flooring. The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) wants to assure consumers that not all laminate flooring carries the dangers of the flooring highlighted in the TV report.

NALFA strongly recommends consumers review the list of NALFA Certified laminate flooring products at These products have passed 10 rigorous tests for safety and quality, including meeting or exceeding CARB Phase 2 emission standards, to be approved to carry the NALFA Certification Seal. This seal serves as verification that a product will provide the consumer with a safe flooring option.

Regarding formaldehyde specifically, laminate flooring products bearing the NALFA Certification Seal must undergo laboratory testing that affirms compliance with applicable federal and state regulations pertaining to formaldehyde content.

Consumers can feel confident with NALFA because it is the only ANSI-accredited trade organization exclusively dedicated to the North American laminate flooring industry and representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO). NALFA Regular Member Manufacturers are industry leaders and make some of the most well known brands in laminate flooring.

The recent 60 Minutes story reinforced the importance of standards and purchasing certified products. NALFA Certified laminate flooring is readily available through a multitude of sales outlets. More information on NALFA Certified products and NALFA Members can be found at

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) was formed in 1997 by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and importers of laminate flooring. Since its inception, NALFA has been dedicated to creating voluntary product performance standards for laminate flooring in North America. For more information, visit

Amy Mace, 423-305-5513