21st Century Flooring Association

The CFA (Contract Flooring Association) has always stood for quality in materials, quality installations and a quality approach to business, and is leading the way for trade associations in the 21st century. CFA members have access to all the elements that help them compete in the modern market place as SME’s.

A network of industry experts provide our members with support in all aspects of running a flooring business. When choosing a company to install a floor, specifiers need to know that they can rely on the sub-contractor to meet the required specification and not cause them problems. A CFA branded contractor delivers this promise, and in the unlikely event of a problem, they can draw on a wealth of experience to resolve it.

Members of the Association include contractors, manufacturers, distributors and consultants, both large and small, operating from locations throughout the UK. The CFA’s 500 strong membership accounts for a large proportion of the UK’s total industry workload. The Association is the leading independent professional voice of the Contract Flooring Industry and is determined to become visibly more representative of the industry as a whole.

Flooring is an important part of most contracts these days and with more products to choose from than ever before getting the right advice has never been more important. Specifiers and main contractors need quality of service, installation and support information CFA members can provide. Consequently many public and private organisations and an increasing number of local authorities are now specifying that CFA members must be used.

The CFA provides members and their clients with a wealth of advice to assist with installation including:

  • British Standard Codes of Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance
  • Technical standards and problems
  • Training and recruitment

We regularly publish articles and support material on key subjects, either direct to members or via the Contract Flooring Journal. The support material includes:

  • Contractors Code of Conduct
  • Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors Code of Conduct
  • Consultants Code of Conduct
  • Environmental policy
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and safety policy
  • Technical advice
  • Guide to Contract Flooring
  • Sustainability Guide
  • Guidance Note on Plywood
  • Guidance Note on Underfloor Heating
  • Flooring Industry Training Guide

The Association produces a Members’ Handbook each year for Architects, Specifiers, Facilities and Estates Managers, Main Contractors and their clients. This information is also available from the directory section of our website www.cfa.org.uk.

In addition to providing up-to-date information through publications the CFA has various committees working on a national basis for the benefit of the industry as a whole and these include:

  • Distributors Committee
  • Manufacturers Committee

Each committee works to improve the contract flooring industry by providing members with the resources they need to be successful, and are attended by industry member experts from across the UK.

With this level of commitment from so many companies and individuals the CFA has a wealth of resources at its fingertips and it is this breadth and depth of information that makes it so much more than just a trade association.

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