The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) recently revised and upgraded the LF-O3 standard for laminate flooring. This standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The upgraded standard takes effect immediately and adds two levels of performance criteria for an expanding array of light commercial and commercial laminate flooring products.

NALFA's original standard (LF-01-2003), which outlined the performance criteria for laminate flooring products, was certified and published through ANSI in 2001. The requirements outlined in the original NALFA standard now will apply only to laminate products used in a residential setting, which is the basis of the three tiers.