Below you will find all the information and registration links on the 3 guideline forums we are offering this year;
- Melbourne – Installation instructions for adhesive fixed and floated and engineered flooring
- Sydney – Installation instructions for timber flooring adhesives and moisture barriers
- Gold Coast – Installation instructions for floated laminate, vinyl based (hybrid etc) and bamboo flooring
If you have any questions on the below workshops, please get in touch here
Melbourne – Installation instructions for adhesive fixed and floated engineered flooring
15th February, 2022 9:00am
There are many different products within this category and hence there is a need to rely on manufacturer installation instructions.
All the installer desires is a clear and consistent set of instructions to install the product, yet on reading the instructions can be faced with aspects that are ambiguous, incorrect or providing no advice on important aspects. Further to this, product warranty is generally linked to correct installation. We also see product with no instructions in white boxes with no labelling.
You may consider that your installation instructions are all fine, well we would like to suggest that they are most likely not. As such as a supplier of engineered flooring you are encouraged to attend this forum with the intention of understanding what in needed in such instructions and what requirements are reasonable.
Although focusing on the supplier we will have some contractors attending so that you can hear their feedback and concerns.
Sydney – Installation instruction for timber flooring adhesives and moisture barriers
18th May, 2022 9:00am
Yes, it is important not to use mixed systems and it is equally important that the instructions when using these products provide the flooring contractor with clear and accurate information and guidance.
Have you adequately considered what the contractor needs to know? Recently, it was commented to me that a specific set of installation instructions actually provided very little guidance on important aspects. Was that your technical data sheet? No matter how established a company is there is always room for improvement and instructions need to relate to practices in Australasia, not the USA or Europe.
We are not familiar with overseas standards often referred to, nor do we undertake calcium carbide moisture testing of screeds. This forum is aimed at suppliers of adhesive and moisture vapour barriers with a view to improving the information you provide to your customer, the flooring contractor.
Although focusing on suppliers of these products we will have some contractors attending so that you can hear their feedback and concerns. And yes ATFA is hearing them even if you are not.
Gold Coast – Installation instructions for floated laminate, vinyl based (hybrid etc) and bamboo flooring
8th September, 2022 9.00am
The floated floor acts quite differently to an adhesive fixed floor in terms of the seasonal movement that it experiences. The basis of what drives this movement differs between timber and vinyl-based products and due to this, installers are often not clear on what they should be doing. This aspect exacerbated by poor or incorrect installation instructions or where installation requirements cannot be easily assessed or undertaken.
Look at your own installation instructions and view these from the perspective of an installer. Although you may think they are adequate, this is seldom the case in all respects.
This forum is aimed at suppliers of floated floor products with a view to ascertaining aspects that need to be clearly outlined in the instructions and including what is relevant, sensible and necessary. Although focusing on the supplier we will have some contractors attending so that you can hear their feedback and concerns.