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Allied Stone Industries (ASI)

ASI is a not-for-profit organization formed to provide a venue for domestic stone companies to gather together and discuss common problems associated with the natural stone industry. Its membership is by invitation only and is limited to 75 member firms, comprised primarily of domestic limestone and sandstone quarriers, fabricators and dealers.

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI)

CFI is an organization of flooring professionals whose purpose is to identify, train and certify flooring installers according to skill and knowledge and to provide the Industry with educational programs that enhance the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction!

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is an educational institution that offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professionals, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sale and installation of ceramic tile.

Floor Covering Education Foundation

The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) exists to lead a network of industry and educational partners to support the recruitment of new talent, scholarship their trade education, and place these new artisans into floor covering industry careers.

Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF)

FCIF  is dedicated to financially assisting those who are or have been affiliated with the floor covering industry who experience illnesses, severe disabilities, or other life-altering hardships. The Foundation ensures that these philanthropic efforts are accomplished with compassion, confidentiality, and preservation of dignity for the individuals concerned. FCIF is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

ICRI the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, publishes a bimonthly magazine and technical guidelines for concrete repair. Local chapters provide regional networking opportunities. Worldwide membership includes contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals with a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is a world-class experience that’s simple, efficient, and exciting for exhibitors, designers and buyers. All in a cross-category shopping environment for gift, home décor and furniture, Las Vegas Market is located on a state-of-the-art campus. Visit Las Vegas and you'll experience quality accommodations and dining, as well as a strong focus on hospitality and amiability from their service team.

Natural Stone Institute (NSI)

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)

NAFCD was organized to foster trade and commerce for those having a business, financial or professional interest as wholesale distributors or manufacturers of floor coverings and allied products. As an organization, NAFCD is dedicated to representing its members through involvement and providing quality education through its development programs and conferences. 

North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)

NALFA is the only trade association dedicated solely to the laminate flooring industry, and therefore, is your source for all things laminate. Visit the NALFA blog often for valuable advice about laminate flooring choices, laminate flooring standards and laminate flooring performance. NALFA is proud to be a member of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC). The FCLC is currently made up of 12 associations – all dedicated to flooring. Its purpose is to identify and develop solutions that lead to the success of the floor covering industry and its professionals.

National Institute of Certified Floor-covering Inspectors (NICFI)

NICFI is a not-for-profit association of certified, independent floor covering professionals. The NICFI certified floor-covering inspectors are experienced in the inspection and failure analysis of ALL types of flooring!

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone.  It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

NWFA is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors, and consultants. NWFA's mission is to promote the usage of wood flooring in residential, educational, and commercial environments and provide members with the education and training necessary for success.

Natural Fiber Installer Certification (NFIC)

The NFIC, or Natural Fiber Installer  Certification, is a respected authority in the flooring industry. Among its many certifications, NFIC offers a Carpet Installation Certification program. This program is designed to evaluate and verify the competence and proficiency of carpet installers. It ensures that they adhere to industry best practices and deliver quality workmanship.

Stone Equipment Suppliers Alliance (SESA)

A group of 37 US and European based companies in the stone equipment and supply industry have formed The Stone Equipment and Supply Alliance with the purpose of communicating a unified voice regarding industry events and tradeshows. SESA has selected StonExpo as their exclusive event for their alliance manufacturers to exhibit and present stone machinery and tools.

Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)

The Stone Fabricators Alliance, an organization comprised of fabrication and restoration professionals from around the world. Their objective is to provide the resources necessary to enable their members to prosper by improving their quality of fabrication and restoration methods and practices through sharing information, skills, and techniques.

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)

The WFCA is the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing specialty floor covering retailers, manufacturers and distributors around the globe. We provide our members and industry partners leadership and resources that will raise the level of professionalism, increase industry profitability, and enhance consumer satisfaction.