Timber floors have always been a sought-after household feature but understanding how to install, sand and coat solid timber floors and install engineered, laminate and bamboo flooring correctly is essential.

The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) proudly presents two new up to date specifications:

  1. Solid timber flooring installation, sanding and coating – covering site sanded and coated solid T&G strip flooring, site sanded and coated parquetry flooring and prefinished solid T&G strip flooring
  2. Engineered, laminate and bamboo installation – covering installation as floated floors, installation of Engineered and Bamboo flooring by direct adhesive fixing and site sanding and coating of raw engineered flooring

Installation methods change over time and ATFA gives the most up to date information and requirements for timber flooring in order to keep members, architects, specifiers, building professionals and consumers ahead and at the forefront of this ever-changing industry.

Included in both documents on timber flooring specifications is information on product requirements, site evaluation, tolerance and building requirements as well as details relating to the execution of the works.

ATFA has invested a lot of time in compiling these documents to help alleviate issues so that projects run smoothly. If architects include these specifications with reference in their drawings and builders adhere to this information a smoother path can be expected and help negate the need for any additional time and money being spent fixing problems. Use of these specifications will assist in the project running efficiently and with maximum ease.

As a consumer, if you are planning to build or renovate please make sure your professionals are up to date with the latest specs regarding installation in order to avoid any warranty issues down the track.

Article from the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA).