To keep our customers informed, Parquetry Flooring Company are making these resources available. Consumer information is available for download her or from the Australasian Timber Flooring Association.
ATFA Consumer Resources
The following consumer information is available for download from the Australasian Timber Flooring Association. Click on the below sections to read more.
Owner expectations for completed timber floors
Floor Colour & Grade
Floor Care & Maintenance
Australian Hardwood Species Names
Timber Floor Hardness
Compliance guide for VOC
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content is essentially the solvent content of a coating or adhesive product. The GBCA (Green Building Council of Australia) have issued guidelines for VOC emissions within buildings that may relate to the health impact on occupants, which ATFA is subsequently working with industry in an effort to achieve. Open PDF to read points advised.
Installation over acoustic underlays
Timber floors are often installed in high rise and unit developments where it is necessary to reduce to acceptable levels the noise transmission through to the dwelling below. Due to this timber and other similar hard flooring products are often laid on an acoustic underlay.
The purpose of this information sheet is to outline the requirements and what must be considered when installing a timber floor where the noise transmission must be reduced (or attenuated).
It should also be noted that there are many other factors that relate to the actual noise transmitted including what the floor space is used for, whether soft soled foot ware is encouraged and whether rugs and runners are used in higher foot traffic areas.
Each of these can have a profound effect on the actual noise transferred and the amenity of those living beneath the floor.