The Southern African Wood and Laminated Flooring Association (SAWLFA)
The Southern African Wood and Laminate Flooring Association (SAWLFA) was formed by foresighted people in the face of competitive materials and “under-trained competitors” to collectively address issues facing the wood and laminate sector of the Southern African flooring industry.
Interest in recent years in the use of traditional wood floors and the newer generation laminate flooring in commercial and domestic buildings prompted responsible local business concerns to form an industry representative body. This initiative is in line with comparable organisations throughout the world, many of which have been active for a considerable length of time. This can be seen in the established European and other national standards bodies that have contributed enormously to high standards in refined products. These high standards are now synonymous with the South African wood and laminate industry.
Thus, SAWLFA was formed in November 1998 to develop an awareness of wood and laminate flooring and to address the needs of both the local industry and the customer. Future success for all our businesses lies in our collective hands. Only through the medium of a strong, pro-active industry body can we fully promote the products, our expertise and services on a professional basis. SAWLFA membership is drawn from installer to suppliers we therefore cordially invite you to come and join us in the most exciting and progressive movement in the industry.