The International Surface Event – the largest flooring event in North America

The International Surface Event – the largest flooring event in North America

The International Surface Event (TISE) is the industry showcase for floorcovering, stone, and tile industry professionals. The event takes place in Las Vegas from the 30th of January 2018 to the 1st of February and will showcase the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers and industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking opportunities.

SURFACES is the largest North American flooring event serving all the floor covering industry. The event brings together buyers and sellers from around the world to highlight the latest floor covering products. The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floorcovering retailers, contractors, and allied service providers throughout North America.

Why is ASL attending the event?

The Director of the Certification Program, Michelle Cassalia, will be attending the event to spread the word about our certification program and help cutting-edge companies differentiating their flooring products.

To help flooring companies facing the increasing consumers’ demands for healthier products, we developed the Floor Covering Certification Standard. Several cutting-edge companies, such as Tarkett, submitted a range of their flooring products and those who have passed our standards have earned the asthma & allergy friendly® certification.

How does the certification program allow companies to differentiate their products from competitors’ products?

Our standards have been developed using internationally recognised trigger factor avoidance recommendations including allergens and irritants. The asthma & allergy friendly® mark is then only applied to products that have been subjected to rigorous scientific testing and have passed our standards. The asthma & allergy friendly® mark is not only trusted by consumers affected by asthma and allergies, but also by consumers that simply want to  improve the indoor air quality of their homes. Investing in healthier products has become a much more important life style choice for consumers seeking to make informed choices for their families. As breathing good quality indoor air is primordial for good health, and as people are spending more time indoors, developing healthier products free from chemicals, allergens and irritants is essential for companies wanting to differentiate their products.


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Further Reading

TISE Home page

Indoor Air Quality: IAQ

Tarkett Certified Products

WFCA Website

Tarkett Earned Certification

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