NWFA Expo

The NWFA Wood Flooring Expo is the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to the wood flooring industry. Dive in and see for yourself how our industry has evolved over the generations, and, more importantly, what lies ahead. Expo is your one-stop opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, attend education sessions led by industry experts, and be among the first to see new product roll-outs and demonstrations. Take this time to focus on what you really need for your business. Talk through challenges you face with others who understand you, and use those discussions to better your business and career.

NWFA CEO Michael Martin on sustainability

  By Michael Martin   There is no doubt that green building initiatives continue to capture the attention of architects, designers and other trade professionals involved in the constructi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-ceo-michael-martin-on-sustainability

NWFA Launches NWFA Certified Professionals Inc.

St. Louis, MO, October 15 – In response to the growing demand for certified industry professionals, the National Wood Flooring Association has launched NWFA Certified Professionals Inc., a stand-alone...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-launches-nwfa-certified-professionals-...

NWFA Expo Review - June 2015

By Darius Helm   This year, the National Wood Flooring Association brought its Wood Flooring Expo to St. Louis, Missouri, where the NWFA was founded 30 years ago and where it is currently hea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-expo-review--june-2015

NWFA Releases Expo Results, University Details, Scholarship & Award Winners

St. Louis, MO, May 24, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Wood Flooring Expo has continued its growth trend for the fifth year in a row. The 2016 Expo, which took place...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-releases-expo-results-university-detai...

NWFA Inducts Four into Legacy Scholarship Program

St. Louis, MO, September 6, 2017-The National Wood Flooring Association has inducted four wood flooring legends into its Legacy Scholarship program through the NWFA Education and Research Foundation: ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-inducts-four-into-legacy-scholarship-p...

NWFA Announces Formation of Four New Legacy Scholarships

St. Louis, MO, September 10, 2015—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced four new NWFA Legacy Scholarships, funded by members’ contributions, have been established i...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-announces-formation-of-four-new-legacy...

NWFA Selects Oprah for Advertising Campaign

St. Louis, MO, May 24--In an effort to help it members maximize their advertising efforts, the NWFA has negotiated advertising rates with The Oprah Winfrey Show, the #1 talk show in syndication. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-selects-oprah-for-advertising-campaign

NWFA Completes 15th Home in Partnership with R.I.S.E.

St. Louis, MO, July 5, 2017-The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 15th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independenc...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-completes-15th-home-in-partnership-wit...

Wood Cuts - April 2007

By Rick Berg Selling wood floors is like selling any other product—the more you know about it, the better you’ll be able to sell it. We’re not telling you anything new about ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wood-cuts--april-2007

NWFA Establishes New Scholarship in Honor of Virgil Hendricks

St. Louis, MO, November 30, 2017-The NWFA Education & Research Foundation is pleased to announce that a scholarship fund has been established in honor of Virgil Hendricks. Hendricks is considered...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-establishes-new-scholarship-in-honor-o...

NWFA Expo Sets Attendance Record

St. Louis, MO, May 2, 2006--The NWFA’s recent 2006 Education Conference and Wood Flooring Expo in Baltimore broke all previous attendance records. Held April 26 – 29, the convention attracted 4,500 at...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-expo-sets-attendance-record

Manufacturers To Sign Up for NWFA Program

St. Louis, MO, Dec. 22, 2008--Fourteen manufacturer members have requested licensing agreements to begin participating in the NWFA Responsible Procurement Program. The National Wood Flooring Associat...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufacturers-to-sign-up-for-nwfa-program

The flooring industry says education is key in closing the skills gap: Wood Cuts - 2017

By Brett Miller In May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report. The results were shocking: the unemployment rate was at its lowest level since 2009, y...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-flooring-industry-says-education-is-key...

Hardwood Report 2012

By Jessica Chevalier   For the consumer, hardwood is the most desired flooring product on the market. Yet, because of its relatively high price tag, it has a great deal of competition for the c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hardwood-report-2012

NWFA Expands Scholarship Program

St. Louis, MO, March 28, 2014 -- The National Wood Flooring Association said it will significantly expand its scholarship program under its new Education & Research Foundation. The program, which ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-expands-scholarship-program

NWFA's Korczak Speeds up Retirement Plan

St. Louis, MO, May 23, 2011--National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) executive director/CEO Ed Korczak has announced his retirement, effective immediately. Korczak had planned to remain with the NW...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfas-korczak-speeds-up-retirement-plan

NWFA Opens Wood Floor of the Year Contest for Submissions

St. Louis, MO, October 9, 2017-The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recently opened the application process for the 28th annual Wood Floor of the Year contest. The competition celebrates inn...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-opens-wood-floor-of-the-year-contest-f...

Surfaces To Feature New NWFA Pavilion

Dallas, TX, Sept. 28, 2012 -- Trade show Surfaces and the National Wood Flooring Association have partnered to create a dedicated hardwood flooring pavilion to be introduced at the 2013 show Jan. 29-3...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-to-feature-new-nwfa-pavilion

NWFA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

St. Louis, MO, April 7--This month, the NWFA celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since its founding, the NWFA has grown significantly. At the end of its first year of operation, the NWFA had grown fr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-celebrates-20th-anniversary

NWFA Program Encourages Responsible Sourcing

St. Louis, MO, Oct. 24, 2008--The National Wood Flooring Associations has begun a partnership with Scientific Certification Systems, Forest Stewardship Council, and the FSC Family Forests Alliance to ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-program-encourages-responsible-sourcin...

NWFA Completes 17th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis, MO, July 25, 2017-The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 17th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-completes-17th-home-with-gary-sinise-f...

NWFA Awards 2011 Degrees

St. Louis, MO, May 9, 2011 -- The National Wood Flooring Association has announced its 2011 degree recipients.A total of 35 members earned NWFA degrees in 2011, bringing the total since the program be...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-awards-2011-degrees

Wood Cuts - December 2011

By Michael Martin   Anyone working in the flooring industry who thinks their voice has no impact in Washington, D.C. needs to think again. Through numerous national organizations, the interests...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wood-cuts--december-2011

NWFA Announces Legacy Scholarship Nominees

St. Louis, MO, November 23, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association has announced its nominees for the NWFA Education & Research Foundation 2017 Legacy scholarships. • Roland Holde...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-announces-legacy-scholarship-nominees

NWFA Names 2012 Degree Recipients

St. Louis, MO, May 1, 2012 -- The National Wood Flooring Association said 51 members earned NWFA degrees in 2012, bringing the total since the program began to 781.NWFA degrees recognize individuals w...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-names-2012-degree-recipients

NWFA Expo Review: Signs point to a strengthening hardwood market - Jun 2016

By Darius Helm Attendance at this year’s Wood Flooring Expo, held in Charlotte, North Carolina at the end of April, was up 10% from last year’s expo, with 3,131 attendees at the three-day...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-expo-review-signs-point-to-a-strengthe...

NWFA Announces 2006 Wood Floor of the Year Call fo

St. Louis, MO, July 18--The National Wood Flooring Association is accepting entries for its 2006 Wood Floor of the Year Contest. NWFA Wood Floor of the Year awards were developed to encourage and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-announces-2006-wood-floor-of-the-year-...

NWFA Taking Donations for Its Education & Research Foundation

St. Louis, MO, March 30, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is accepting and encouraging donations to the NWFA Education & Research Foundation (NERF) during the 2016 NWFA ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-taking-donations-for-its-education--re...

NWFA Expo Review 2014

By Heather Osteen   The National Wood Flooring Association’s choice of venue for its 29th annual expo last month was a big hit. Not only is Nashville centrally located and therefore eas...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-expo-review-2014

NWFA Online University Wins Trends Award in E-Learning Category

St. Louis, MO, March 12, 2018-The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is pleased to announce that the online learning platform, NWFA University, has received an award in the 2017 Association Tre...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nwfa-online-university-wins-trends-award-in...