Performance Testing Standards and List of Approved Testing Facilities

Performance Testing Standards and List of Approved Testing Facilities

Prior to earning the NALFA Certification Seal, laminate floors must pass a series of 10 rigorous performance tests. An independent laboratory completes the testing and submits the results to the NALFA board for final approval. Only then may a product bear the certification seal.

Want to know more? Follow the links below to order a copy of the NALFA ANSI Product Standards, NALFA ANSI Sustainability Standard and the NALFA ANSI Underlayment Standards or contact Sharon Edmonson at sedmondson@wc-b.com. Cost for each is $75.00.

Prior to a product receiving the NALFA certification seal, a sample must be sent to an approved testing facility where procedures are strictly specified for accurate examination. The file below contains a list of known laboratories that can test to the NALFA/ANSI Standard. NALFA does not endorse particular labs nor warrant their performance. Laminate manufacturers should exercise their own business discretion in selecting a lab. Laboratories wishing to be added to our list should contact Sharon Edmondson at information@nalfa.com.


3.1 Static Load


3.2 Thickness Swell


3.3 Light Resistance


3.4 Cleanability/Stain Resistance


3.5 Large Ball Impact Resistance


3.6 Small Ball (Dart) Impact Resistance


3.7 Wear Resistance


3.8 Dimensional Tolerance


Slip Resistance (ASTM F 489)


Environmental (ASTM E 1333)


Sound (ASTM E 90, ASTM E 492)


Fire Behavior (ASTM E 648 and ASTM E 662)


Thermal Conductivity (ASTM C 518)


Auto Ignition (ASTM D 1929)