- August 26, 2020
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
- August 27, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Timber Flooring Techniques Program (Prefinished)
About the Timber Flooring Techniques Program
Who is this two-day course for?
When laying prefinished timber floors, we have many resources at our disposal including the ATFA industry standards and QA Checklists. This course provides the practice side to accompany these essential documents. The success of a timber floor relates to knowing your product, knowing your installation environment, and then laying accordingly. This course offers practical implementation of the standards, to not only meet your obligations, but also to provide a high standard of workmanship to satisfy customer expectations.
There are many techniques used these days to ensure high standards of installation and appearance, and products are continuing to change. It is important that we are up to date with these. The program will be run with some of the best installers within Australia who will demonstrate and get you involved in the techniques they have refined over the years.
The program is aimed at two audiences.
The first being the flooring contractor. Maybe you are an installer and want to upgrade your skills or just see what others are doing. As a contractor, when you evaluate your jobs, do you wonder why others achieve a better result, and to be honest we do see many floors with fairly ordinary work. Maybe you are relatively new to the industry and have a lot of questions relating to technique. Well, this is your opportunity to reach the next level.
The second relates to those that simply need to know more about the practical side of refinished floor installation, in order to do your job better. You may be in a supervisory role with an insurance builder, working in a sales role and liaising with both the client and the flooring contractor, needing to know what can and can’t be achieved or you may be in a role where your products (e.g. adhesives, underlay, flooring) are part of the completed floor and you want a more in-depth understanding. You will benefit from the demonstrations as well as having the opportunity to use much of the equipment.
So, this program covers not only what should be done but also how to do it, hands on, and how to achieve high standard outcomes.
The lead instructor on the program will be David Stringer, an experienced ATFA instructor and hands on pre-finished flooring expert. He will work side by side with ATFAs Technical Manager David Hayward and ATFA (and TAFE) instructor Peter King.
The following aspects will be covered within the two days of the course:
- – Products and how their differing properties affect installation
- – Using various methods to assess the product prior to laying
- – Assessing the site for those things that may affect the floor
- – Jobsite requirements
- – Assessing the subfloor and hands-on preparation of the subfloor
- – Jobsite requirements
- – Providing necessary expansion allowance and control joints
- – Abiding by manufacturer requirements and warranties
- – Trims and finishing, including undercutting door jams
- – Students and instructors install floated and adhesive fixed floors
- – Overlaying stairs
- – Installing floors in high rise apartments and meeting sound attenuation requirements
- – Maintaining and refurbishing floors
Course duration Day 1 Starts 10.30pm Ends 6.30pm *Minimum numbers are required
Day 2 Starts 8.00am Ends 5.00pm