What is AFA?
AFA members know that the American Floorcovering Alliance is an organizational alliance representing all segments of floorcovering manufacturing and related services. We serve the collective needs of the floorcovering industry through programs that promote and facilitate group action especially beneficial to the member participants of the Alliance.
We want to encourage our current members to consider upgrading to an AFA+ membership so they can reap even more benefits, including discounted pricing on our SafeHome Certification for flooring products to instill confidence in buyers. Membership provides a competitive advantage through everything from free marketing services to a global trade network to bolster your efforts within our shared industry.
The SafeHome Advantage
AFA+ members get access to our SafeHome Certification testing at heavily discounted prices. That means it will be easier, and more affordable, than ever to assure your customers that your products are safe and clean. All flooring products that bear the SafeHome Certification logo have been tested and certified regarding volatile organic compound emissions. SafeHome certified items meet or exceed qualifications for green products that are safe for use in indoor living spaces.
What does SafeHome testing entail?
The primary benefit of AFA+ membership is the accessibility to this important testing to help instill confidence in your products for architects, retailers, distributors, and governmental entities that require proof that the materials they purchase or use meet certain standards for safety. In addition to the incredible discounts AFA+ membership includes, you’ll get to be a part of key industry players working collaboratively to further their goals.
The SafeHome certification process tests for the presence of heavy metals, phthalates, and VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, in your products.
- CDPH Standard Method V1.1 (CA Section 01350) VOC Testing
- EP SW 846 Method 3052 for Heavy Metals Quantification
- CPSC_CH-C1001-09.4 Ortho Phthalates Quantification
Pricing for These Tests are as Follows: