The Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) is the peak body representing the timber flooring industry in Australian and New Zealand.
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New Industry Product Compliance Standard
Products considered to be timber flooring products or related (such as strip flooring, overlay flooring, parquetry, engineered flooring, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring and cork, abrasives, timber flooring coatings, timber flooring fillers, timber flooring adhesives, timber flooring moisture vapour barriers and all expansion trims) in the timber flooring industry should meet certain quality measures to ensure they are suitable for use and meet both industry and consumer expectations.
As such there are industry and consumer expectations that products should be within safe and acceptable levels in respect to volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde content, are fit for the purpose intended or specified, are of an acceptable quality level, are not counterfeit, and do not make false or misleading claims.