ATFA’s industry standards are important publications that set out the generally accepted requirements for floor installation, as followed by ATFA members. So irrespective of whether it is solid timber, engineered, laminate, bamboo or hybrid plank, there is an ATFA industry standard for each. Additionally, ATFA has guidelines for deck installation and a publication covering flooring problems.
These standards and publications contain a wealth of information referred to by ATFA members every day. With floor installation being outside the ordinary knowledge of everyday people, the industry standards, are also used in a legal setting to determine what is, or is not reasonable, when evaluating owner concerns.