Two laminate underlayment manufacturers have earned the NALFA Certification Seal for their products. The Silencer from Foam Products Corp., and Torlys' Safe & Sound underlayment brands have passed ANSI product testing and may now display the NALFA certification seal.

“Underlayment quality is a major issue in today’s industry,” said Erik Arnold with Foam Products Corp. “NALFA certification gives great credibility and upholding to our product’s reputation and track record for unparalleled performance.”

Tino Couto from Torlys added, “Torlys laminate flooring is already certified by NALFA. It is a valued certification and was a logical step for us to pursue for our underlayment. It gives our customers peace of mind and assurance when buying our state-of-the-art products.”

In order to earn the NALFA Certification Seal, a laminate underlayment product must pass two tiers of tests designed to evaluate its performance, including impact sound, airborne sound transmission, compression deflection, thickness, and moisture vapor transmission. Underlayment products that successfully pass testing receive the NALFA Certification Seal.

“It is great to see the constant support from top manufacturers in the laminate underlayment industry,” said E. C. “Bill” Dearing, president of NALFA. “By continually submitting product lines for the rigorous testing conducted by NALFA, Foam Products Corp. and Torlys are not only showing their support for industry standards, they are also showcasing the quality of their brands. We applaud them for their efforts to seek NALFA Certification on their products.”