Collaborative Alliance (All Flooring)
In February 2017, a collaborative effort between the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA), Australian Resilient Flooring Association (ARFA), Tile and Tilers Industry Association (TTIA), and the Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL), was established to provide a united voice for the $20 billion flooring industry. This organisation became known as the Australian Flooring Industry Alliance (AFIA).
Each participating association is represented by their chair or president and CEO, and, on the back of my involvement in the technical advisory committee and efforts to revise the flooring qualification, I was invited to join this alliance as a representative for the resin flooring sector.
The aim of the alliance is to provide collaborative action addressing such issues as installer skill shortages, quality vocational
training, regulation and government policy, as well as industry standards and other key issues affecting the industry and their members.