History

Lead by executives from the flooring trade and software industry an informal group began meeting in 2000 with the same mission fcB2B has today. Many industry leaders from manufacturers to flooring dealers and contractors have been a part of this process from day one. The Floor Covering Business to Business Association (fcB2B) group worked to develop uniform standards for electronic interchange of business transactions in the floor covering industry.

The Floor Covering Business To Business Association was officially formed as a non-profit corporation in 2006. Leaders of the Carpet and Rug Institute, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, National Association of Floor Covering Distributors, National Wood Flooring Association, and the World Floor Covering Association serving as the founding Board of Directors.

fcB2B develops, maintains, publishes, and promotes the proper use of the standards it develops. fcB2B is comprised of member associations and companies from all levels in the business chain with the common goal of making the process of purchasing goods more efficient and less expensive.

The fcB2B membership formally meets once a year and works in committee using virtual meetings several times annually.