Seven of North America’s flooring companies have come together to form the Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) to serve the North American floorcovering industry.

The companies that make up MFA are: Metroflor, Armstrong Flooring, US Flooring, Torlys, Novalis, Mannington and CFL.

Introduced in 2012, polymer composite rigid-core floor products have seen explosive growth across the flooring industry. Consumers, purchasers and specifiers expect a discernible set of standards for this new category and because these new multilayer floors do not properly fit into existing resilient or laminate standards, there is a need for a new industry association to define the quality and performance standards to sustain its future. The goal of the association is to enable a stronger and better controlled hybrid flooring category for the benefit of all stakeholders.

MFA's initial board is: Harlan Stone, Halstead International/Metroflor, president; Barron Frith, CFL, vice president; Mark Hansen, Novalis Innovative Floors, treasurer; Jamey Block, Armstrong Flooring, secretary; Philippe Erramuzpe, USFloors, membership chairperson; Peter Barretto, Torlys, marketing chairperson and Jimmy Tuley, Mannington Mills, member at large.

The next MFA meeting will be held at The International Surface Event 2017 in Las Vegas.

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