Belonging to and working with industry organizations are not taken lightly at XL North. We take great pride in belonging to a number of the flooring industries best and highest standard groups. We also have been recognized for our service and corporation in providing support and solutions to groups like the Starnet Floor Care and others.  Below are some of the origination’s we support.



The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is globally recognized as the flag barer of standards for the cleaning industry.


The Carpet and Rug Institute was founded in 1969 and has been the benchmark of standards for the carpet industry with programs like the Seal of Approval (SOA ) programs for chemistry, equipment and service providers


Established in 1991, the WoolSafe Certification Mark is widely recognized in many parts of the world as the standard for excellence and safety of carpet care chemicals, both for professionals and consumers. It is used by many of the world’s largest cleaning chemical suppliers to identify and promote those carpet care products specifically suitable for use on wool.

EPA Safer Choice

The Safer Choice Standard, formerly known as DfE’s Standard for Safer Products (or the “DfE Standard”) identifies the requirements products and their ingredients must meet to earn the Safer Choice label.


The Flooring Contractors Association is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors, promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM) and providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking along with delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors