Marketing & Technical Education 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
  • Moisture & 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

Purchase customized copies here. Member login will be required.

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

Jobsite Checklist

Use the NWFA Jobsite Checklist to help prepare for each job and to ensure the site conditions meet NWFA Installation Guidelines.

Purchase customized copies here.

Purchase general copies here.

Download a copy here. 

NWFA Certified Inspector Flier

Promote your qualifications and share what it means to be an NWFA Certified Inspector with current and prospective customers. Customize and brand the Certified NWFA Inspector flier to use as a targeted marketing tool.

Purchase customized copies here.

Customized Apparel

Customized apparel for men and women featuring your company logo, the NWFA logo, and/or the NWFACP logo is now available in the NWFA store. Member login will be required.

Catalina Report

NWFA members have exclusive access to the 2017 Catalina Wood Flooring Executive Summary. You can view the summary here. Member login will be required.

NWFA members also receive a $400.00 discount on their purchase of the full report. More information can be found here.  

Wood Floor Fact Sheets

NWFA Wood Floor Fact sheets are one-page technical sheets that can be used as a quick reference when you're on the job or want to supply a customer or employee with information.

Topics include but are not limited to, Addressing Water Damage, Finish Odors, Hollow Spots, Relative Humidity, and Seasonal Gaps. All fact sheets are available for download here

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) 

Technical Resources Facebook Group

Ask technical questions and receive advice from seasoned professionals. This open forum, available to all NWFA members, will be monitored and responded to by NWFA professionals. Request to join the private group here

Hardwood Floors Magazine

Check out the latest news from Hardwood Floors Magazine, the official magazine of the NWFA.


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