The following consumer information is available for download from the Australian Timber Flooring Association. Click on the below sections to read more.
ATFA takes a stance on VOC ratings in coatings and adhesives. Recently, the Green Build Council of Australia (GBCA) set new targets for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in floor coatings and adhesives. To meet GBCA criteria coatings must contain less than 140 grams per litre of VOC, while adhesives must contain less than 100 grams per litre. While the ATFA welcomes target setting within reasonable timeframe.
Ghosting traditionally relates to the appearance of lightly coloured boot prints that appear in a floor finish, usually some considerable time after the floor was coated. Owners begin to see a lighter patch in the coating, confused at what this may be until it becomes more obvious forming into a boot print and then the question arises, who does it belong to? Not my foot size, not my type of footwear … so who does it belong to?
CHOOSING A TIMBER FLOORING SYSTEM TO SUIT YOU
You’d like a timber floor but think it might cost too much – think again! It might seem that carpet is a cheaper option, however, a solid timber floor will last a lifetime, it’s healthier, better for the environment, and let’s face it – a statement for your home! The timber floor may cost you more initially, but in ten years when you’re replacing carpet your timber floor is still going strong.