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Wood Floors: Where to Start

Check out the various elements to consider for a hardwood floor in your home or business. See what type and style of flooring appeals to you, and the environmental benefits of hardwood flooring. Get in the know with the Top 10 Questions to ask when buying wood flooring.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for answers regarding repair, maintenance, environmental benefits, and the application of hardwood floors in your home. 


Maintaining your hardwood floors is not as difficult as you might think. Learn easy ways to maintain the beauty of your wood floors.

Educational Resources

The NWFA believes in educating consumers everywhere, no matter how young, about responsible forestry. Check out the free resources available.

Design Your Room

Compare and contrast different types of wood flooring in a variety of rooms with the NWFA Roomplanner.
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Check out the Hardwood Floors Resource Book with more than 3,400 listings of manufacturers, distributors, and other NWFA members.

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NWFA Consumer News
Did you know that nearly one in four Americans suffers from asthma and/or allergies? According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, that represents 60 million people in the United States alone. A study conducted by Harris Interactive indicated that the vast majority of US homeowners believe that their family's health is directly related to the cleanliness of their floors. The same study indicated that of all the flooring alternatives available, the majority of homeowners believe that wood floors are most effective at improving indoor air quality.
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