Technical Resources

The NWFA offers its members technical assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  No matter what the hour of day or night, the NWFA can help you resolve your technical problems quickly and easily, using a variety of technical resources.

Members, you can download copies of the guidelines and tech manual chapters for free. 

The NWFA Installation and Sand and Finish Guidelines offer industry-accepted standards for hardwood flooring techniques.  These guidelines are regularly reviewed by a committee of industry experts.


The NWFA also offers a variety of comprehensive technical manuals.  Their easy-to-use formats and straightforward information help guide you through many situations that you might encounter on the job. 

Members, click here to download any of the chapters listed below at no cost.

  • Grading & Packaging
  • Job Site Evaluation, Estimation & Preparation
  • Maintenance & Recoating of Hardwood Floors
  • Ornamental Floors
  • Problems, Causes & Cures
  • Sanding & Finishing
  • Water & Wood
  • Wood Species

Printed copies of guidelines and tech manual chapters are available for purchase in the NWFA Online Store.  Members, be sure to log in to ensure your special pricing. 

Wood Floor Styles and Trends

The NWFA is proud to introduce its new consumer-focused "Wood Floor Styles and Trends" guidebook. This informative "look book" promotes the uses and benefits of wood flooring to help you successfully sell wood, and included dozens of photos to inspire your customers. Best of all, it can be customized, allowing NWFA members to brand the publication to use as a targeted marketing tool.

View the publication.

If you are an NWFA member, login HERE to customize and place your order.

Nonmembers, please click HERE to customize and place your order.

If you would prefer to order copies without customization, place your order here.


Wood Floor Fact Sheet: Insect Infestations

Insect infestations are not common in wood floors, but they can occur.

Many people know that termites are often associated with the destruction of wood products, but beetles can infest wood as well.

Download a Wood Floor Fact Sheet regarding insect infestations. Use this resource in conversations with customers and concerned parties. 

Technical Hotline

From 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time, the NWFA offers a toll-free technical hotline for members only. Our full-time staff will thoroughly analyze your situation, and offer you concrete solutions.

  • 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada)
  • 636.519.9663 (local and international)

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