Research finds adhesive layer improves wood flooring performance
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The performance of a wood floor covering, when installed over under-floor heating (UFH) as a stick-down system, can be significantly improved by ensuring that the adhesive layer bonding the flooring is applied as a continuous layer. This is the key finding in a major piece of research commissioned by TRADA looking into the performance of wood flooring, especially when installed of UFH.
Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 15 (2014)
A wood floor is an environmentally sound choice when the timber sourced from sustainably managed forests like those typically found in the UK, Nordic countries, Europe, Canada and the United States.
Wood is a naturally renewable material. In Northern Europe our forests are growing with an annual surplus of...
This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.
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Designers can considerably extend the life of timber components by attention to detail. Achieving ‘durability by design’ requires the designer to understand the performance requirement for the component.
In order to define performance, designers must:
- Identify an appropriate service life for the structure and components, taking into...