The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is an industry trade association based in the United States. It represents manufacturers of resilient flooring products, which include materials such as vinyl, linoleum, rubber, and cork.
RFCI's primary objective is to promote the use and benefits of resilient flooring and to provide information and resources to consumers, specifiers, and professionals in the industry. The institute focuses on advocating for resilient flooring as a durable, sustainable, and versatile choice for various applications.
The key activities and initiatives of RFCI include:
Standards and Certification: RFCI works on establishing and maintaining industry standards for resilient flooring products. It collaborates with other organizations and stakeholders to develop guidelines for quality, performance, and safety. The institute also manages the FloorScore® certification program, which evaluates and certifies flooring products for indoor air quality.
Research and Education: RFCI conducts research to enhance the understanding of resilient flooring and its benefits. It provides educational resources, technical information, and training programs to help industry professionals, architects, designers, and consumers make informed decisions about resilient flooring options.
Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives: RFCI promotes sustainable practices in the production, use, and disposal of resilient flooring products. It works towards reducing the environmental impact of the industry by encouraging recycling, resource conservation, and responsible manufacturing processes. The institute collaborates with relevant organizations to develop sustainability standards and certifications.
Advocacy and Outreach: RFCI represents the resilient flooring industry's interests and serves as a voice for its members. It engages with government agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders to advocate for favorable policies, regulations, and market conditions. The institute also participates in trade shows, conferences, and events to raise awareness about resilient flooring and its benefits.
By representing manufacturers and promoting resilient flooring products, RFCI aims to support the growth and success of the resilient flooring industry while ensuring high standards of quality, sustainability, and performance.