The ITI Timspec CERTFLOOR System has been designed for use as a flooring solution that comprises solid and engineered flooring products for residential and light commercial buildings. It is only suitable for buildings within the scope of the New Zealand Building Code.
It is only valid when all products in the flooring system are CERTFLOOR branded or ITI Timspec approved and all methods and procedures outlined in this manual are followed. This is to ensure that all products meet the requirements of the ITI Timspec System and are installed in the correct manner. 1.3 LIFESPAN 1.3.1
The ITI Timspec system is expected to have a serviceable life of at least 50 years.
The appearance of the timber may degrade over time and this will be dependent on the coating system used. It is critical that the appropriate type of coating selected will suit the expected usage.
For correct maintenance of the coating system, the coating manufacturer’s specification must be strictly adhered to where damage or high volume wearing occurs the floor may need to be refurbished.
Most timber floor profiles are able to be re-sanded and re-coated over the expected life of the floor.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Flooring should be one of the last items installed in a project. In order to protect the floors while other trades are finishing their work prior to final clean-up and turnover to the owner, use a breathable protective covering such as Ram Board or Buffalo Board. Do not use polyfilm or other non-breathing coverings as they can cause the floor to sweat and become damaged from humidity build-up. Clean the floor thoroughly before laying the covering to ensure that no debris is trapped underneath. Tape pieces of protective covering together but do not tape them to the wood flooring.
Place walk-off mats at all entrances to help collect dirt and debris.
Install felt floor protectors underneath all furniture.
Do not allow people to wear spiked heels on the floor, which will damage even the hardest wood floors and finishes.
Pet claws should be properly trimmed at all times.
Work boots and shoes that may have pebbles lodged in the soles should be removed prior to entering.
Sweep or vacuum frequently noting that worn brushes can damage floors. Most damage to wood flooring is caused by debris that is walked on.
All mats or rugs should be cleaned on a regular basis. They should be avoided for the first few months and then be moved occasionally to allow natural colour changes caused by light to occur evenly in all areas.
Never wet-mop your floor, and always clean up spills and standing water as soon as possible. With water or any other cleaning agent, be sure to thoroughly ring out the applicator or mop prior to applying it to the floor. A damp mop is fine as long as the moisture is limited to an amount that will evaporate almost immediately. Moisture that is allowed to seep into the seams between the boards may cause damage to your flooring. Do not allow soiled mats or rugs to stay on the floor as they can trap moisture on the surface.
After finishing your floor, care for it in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the manufacturer of the coating you’ve chosen. Only use neutral
ITI Timspec wants every customer to be happy and satisfied with their purchase. If there are claims or questions, or in the event that you are not totally satisfied with your hardwood floor, contact your local retailer first. If the retailer is unable to answer your questions you may contact ITI Timspec in writing at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CUTTING OF TIMBER
Cutting of timber is to be done in a well-ventilated area and a suitable dust mask, eye protection, and ear protection must be worn. Note: Some fine wood dust can cause nasal cancer. Some species such as Spotted Gum are treated and therefore sawdust, shavings and offcuts should not be disposed of by burning. Check local Council By-Laws for disposal of treated wood.
After completion, the installer is to leave the site in a clean and tidy manner, including:
1. Replacing or repairing any damaged or marked items; and
2. Removing all rubbish, debris and unused items from the building site.
Any treated and/or coated timber off-cuts or rubbish are to be disposed of in accordance with local council requirements.