Test Cases

 

LIMIT YOUR LIABILITY- Standards pertaining to moisture testing have become more stringent. AS/NZ 1884 (resilient flooring installation) was revised in June 2012. In a nutshell, the revisions state that it is necessary to determine Relative Humidity (RH) at depth, referencing ASTM F2170-11 as the preferred test method. Moisture Meter content figures are no longer relevant.

 

RH at-depth provides the best indication of what a flooring installation will experience at any time in the future. While it is a hedge against flooring failure- in the worst case scenario of a failure occurring for any reason, having completed a full, standards-compliant test prior to installation will limit your liability.

 

Example: A resilient flooring installation in a large medical premises- the installation was successful, until over six years into the floor's life, when the adhesive re-emulsified due to moisture vapour and the associated alkaline solutions. Not only did the flooring buckle, the emission and odour of re-emulsified adhesive created considerably adverse health conditions for all personnel. Quite obviously the slab had taken on moisture from a secondary source long after the installation. However, the flooring contractors were required to assist in remediation because they could not provide a compliant moisture test at the time of installation.

 

FLOOR TEST AUSTRALIA have provided RH% moisture testing services to major CBD/ suburban apartment developments, Government buildings, Tourism sites, Hospitals, Schools, Major Retail facilities and Aged Care sites. Projects include the following:

Education facility, Armstrong Creek, VIC

Private College, Essendon VIC
Private College, Essendon VIC
Collins Square Tower, Melbourne VIC
Collins Square Tower, Melbourne VIC
Carlton Hotel NDIS Project
Carlton Hotel NDIS Project
Serviced apartments, Brighton VIC
Serviced apartments, Brighton VIC
Federal Police Facility, VIC
Federal Police Facility, VIC