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Stakeholders in the flooring industry need to focus on collaboration to address industry challenges as well as to uplift standards in the sector. Some of the top challenges in the flooring industry, according to iTe Products, include inappropriate products, lack of training, lack of experience and pricing pressure. 1. Inappropriate products Many flooring products utilised in South Africa were des ...
Failing to properly prepare a flood can cause even the most beautiful flooring to be undermined. The 'rule of the 7 Ps applies to correctly and professionally installed flooring: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Particularly Poor Performance. Some of the most common potential pitfalls seen in the market are outline below.Not investing in a thorough screed assessmentThis should always be the first st ...
People in the building industry need to balance these conflicting needs and demands. One way to do this is to focus our efforts on designing buildings that are fit for purpose and designed to enhance the quality of life of the people who occupy them.A number of factors make skills development in South Africa challenging. These factors include historical disadvantages, language barriers at learning ...
Many English expressions apply to the built environment: "Don't judge a book by its cover" and "sweeping our mistakes under the carpet", for example, can draw our attention to the fact that we often do not know what lies behind the facade or superficial outward appearances of circumstances.
In recent years, since fast-track construction technology has become the norm, the standard practice in Europe is to apply a moisture barrier to prevent moisture related issues, followed by a self levelling compound, prior to installation of the flooring.