This standard identifies the key environmental loads of floor coverings. The specific requirements of the standard include product performance, material content, adhesives, emissions during production and post-installation, energy use and waste.
This standard applies to a range of floor coverings and carpet underlays that are laid on top of a foundation of concrete or wooden beams and are not part of the building structure. This includes floor covering such as:
🔸 Wooden planks
🔸 Engineered wood products e.g. laminate
Other environmentally innovative floor coverings that do not fit the above categories may be considered for certification provided the product fulfils the requirements of all relevant sections of this Standard. Hard surfacing product applications that are suitable for vertical application and outdoor use such as ceramic tiles, quarried stone and polished concrete are not considered within the scope of this standard. Other categories may be added at a later date.
Earlier this month, the Living Future Institute of Australia announced the appointment of its first industry-lead Technical Working Group after a public call for expressions of interest. Our Standards & Technical Officer, Deepali Ghadge, is one of the 18 appointed members, representing experts from a broad range of industries, organisations and experiences.Read More See all news
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