- October 16, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Who is this for?
We have floors of many types – solid strip, parquetry, engineered, bamboo and laminate … and we also see many problems with floors of all these types. Why do these problems occur? Much of the time installation practices have been a significant factor and this can be attributed to insufficient knowledge about the product, inability to assess how the flooring will react after installation or at times the installer not adequately following installation instructions. However, at times product manufacturer has been influential and it is important to be able to understand when the manufacturer is a problem and when it is not.
This workshop will take you through a number of specific cases where floors have had problems, and in some cases, where the floor has needed to be replaced. By working through what went wrong, we can then work out how it could have been avoided. Your opportunity to be a ‘floor detective’. The photos below show one such floor where the particleboard buckled off the joists and the second photo shows the replacement floor. Why did the first floor fail and the second floor not fail, and is still performing well today.