Members of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) heard about the initiative at the group’s Member’s Conference in Wales.

The EPLF’s Marketing Working Group has been renamed the Market + Image Working Group and will promote the image of laminate flooring among end users, retailers, architects and designers. One possibility being discussed is EPLF being represented at the contractworld 2007 show.

Meanwhile, members also heard that several ISO standards had been adopted for issues such as impact resistance, swelling behaviour in reaction to moisture ingress, surface abrasion resistance and pressure resistance towards furniture feet and wheelchairs.

Other news announced included the introduction of the CE Mark for EN 14041-compliant laminate flooring, which takes effect from January 1, 2007.

EPLF member companies expressed their satisfaction with laminate flooring sales during the first half of 2006.