Since its first issue was published in 1988, Hardwood Floors has been the official magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association, serving the wood flooring industry exclusively. Hardwood flooring professionals rely on Hardwood Floors as an essential educational tool, with articles on everything from sanding and finishing techniques to industry trends and tips on running a profitable business. The NWFA's Magazine Committee works with the magazine's editorial staff to ensure the magazine delivers the information hardwood flooring professionals need to be successful. Hardwood Floors is published by Athletic Business Publications Inc., a third-generation, family-owned business based in Madison, Wis. Established in 1976, ABP produces an international conference and trade show and has two other magazines: Athletic Business, for the athletic and fitness industry, and Aqua, for the swimming pool and spa industry. [1]