Resilient floor coverings include luxury vinyl tiles and planks lvt which is the generic group manufactured and marketed by karndean designflooring. The standards not only set the benchmarks for what s considered an acceptable job they ll also help to protect you if there is ever a dispute about the quality of the work.
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Vinyl flooring australian standards. If you aren t compliant with the australian standards for flooring you risk putting the physical and emotional wellbeing of others in danger as well as opening yourself up to a series of legal and financial liabilities. Floor coverings resilient sheet and tiles installation practices. It s a place for you to share your vision of how we could develop standards better and how they could add greater value to australian society by being delivered in more user focused ways.
The standards australia incubator is a sandpit for playing with new ideas and testing concepts. Every flooring installer should be familiar with the australian standards relating to the work they re carrying out. Since 2003 william tree has been an active committee member of the review board for the australian flooring standards and has over 40 years experience in the australian flooring industry.
Australian standard as 1884 2012 floor coverings resilient sheet and tiles installation practices has updated the 1985 version in june 2012. His following article discusses the changes in the recently updated australian flooring standards and the implications of these changes for installers. Resilient floor coverings such as vinyl tiles pvc vinyl linoleum and rubber should meet the minimum installation.
The australian standard that covers the installation of resilient products as 1884 2012 defines resilience as the ability of a floor covering to return to its original shape and thickness after being subjected to heavy foot traffic dropped objects or static loads.