Australian Wormy Chestnut

The Sustainable Resource

Auswest Timbers is supplied with logs harvested and sourced from sustainably managed forests
by the Victorian Government’s VicForests department. In 2007, VicForests was awarded certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) for all of its forest management activities. For more information about the AFS, please visit www.forestrystandard.org.au. To further assure our customers that all timber supplied from grower to manufacturer is sustainably managed, Auswest Timbers achieved Chain of Custody certification in April 2009.

The Sustainable Resource

Auswest Timbers is supplied with logs harvested and sourced from sustainably managed forests by the Western Australian Government’s agency, the Forest Products Commission. The Forest Products Commission has implemented an environmental management system that has been certified as complying with the requirements of the international standard AS/NZS ISO 14001 and in January 2009 achieved certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS).

For more information about the AFS, please visit www.forestrystandard.org.au.
To further assure our customers that all timber supplied from grower to manufacturer is sustainably managed, Auswest Timbers achieved Chain of Custody certification in April 2012.

Storage Installation and Care

Auswest Timbers Australian Wormy Chestnut Flooring is wrapped in plastic to protect against moisture damage during transport and storage. Australian Wormy Chestnut Flooring is a natural product that expands and contracts with seasonal changes. As timber can be affected by the
moisture content of the air, it is important to acclimatise your floor to the local climate prior to
installation.

Adequate sub-floor ventilation is essential for the successful performance of a solid hardwood floor. If humidity remains high beneath the floor, the boards will absorb the moisture and expand. Excessive humidity in the under-floor area may be caused by a lack of sufficient cross-ventilation or from damp soil conditions arising from inadequate drainage. These conditions lead to swelling of the flooring and can lead to an eventual decay. This can create an unhealthy mustiness within the house, so it is very important to ensure adequate sub-floor ventilation to reduce expansion and cupping of hardwood floors.

It is recommended that hardwood floors be laid by a professional with knowledge and experience in all aspects of hardwood flooring installation, sanding and polishing.

Once the floor has been laid, a number of changes in the climate may occur and determine the degree of movement of the Australian Wormy Chestnut Flooring. These include large ex panses of glass, fireplaces, fridges, air conditioners and any appliances that vent warm air. If you wish to minimise movement, you must minimise the changes in the climatic conditions that occur.

John Carroll

john@carrollswholesale.com

Mobile: 0414301515

Colin Carroll

colin@carrollswholesale.com

Mobile: 0421273887

Office Numbers

Phone: 1300233707

Fax: 0249135340

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