THE CANADIAN FLOORING CLEANING & RESTORATION ASSOCIATION (CFCRA) WAS PRECEDED BY THE FLOORING INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO (FIO), A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHICH PROUDLY SERVED THE NEEDS OF FLOORING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS IN ONTARIO SINCE 1962. THE FIO'S CHARTER LISTED ONLY TWO PRIME OBJECTIVES FOR THE GROUP.
Create, promote, foster and encourage interest and consumer confidence in floor covering and the floor covering industry and to promote awareness to the aesthetic and functional values of floor coverings.
Promote publicity for the floor covering industry; and to promote, establish and maintain standards for the floor covering industry, including knowledge and advertising standards.
To engage, inspire and strengthen our related industries through services, best practices and events.To make available floorcovering information, such as cleaning and inspection services to the consumer and information on installation related failures of the same.
To provide our members a platform to foster a standard of excellence. To raise the awareness of proper moisture measurements and mitigation of flooring substrates.
In 1993, The Ontario Professional Carpet Cleaners Association (OPCCA) joined the FIO to form the CCFCD -Certified Carpet & Fabric Care division.The FIO-CCFCD was a shareholder in IICRC certification for membership.
Proudly launched on March 31, 2015, the CFCRA’s members include certified carpet & fabric cleaners, retailers, manufacturers and distributors of carpet, hardwood, resilient, and laminate flooring, and suppliers to the industry. We remain shareholdes in the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).
The inclusion of restoration members at CFCRA completes the circle of problems related to the installation of floorcoverings. The modern-day consumer’s most popular floor covering choices are products that are often non-permeable and fail due to moisture related problems. These problems are most commonly corrected with the specialized procedures of disaster restoration contractors and specialized sealers from member manufacturers who specialize in this field.