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Engineered Timber Wood Flooring — Urban Collection
Description

Urban is a collection of engineered timber overlay flooring suitable for residential and commercial applications. Urban comes in pre-finished 14mm thick Valinge 5G locking planks applied via glue-down installation onto a substrate.

Pre-finished with a matte lacquer, planks comprise of a 3mm wear layer of feature grade European oak over a Hevea core with Spruce backing.

The Urban collection comes in nine colour options.

  • 14mm thick including 3mm wear layer x 190 (W) x 1830mm (L) standard stocked planks
  • Matching stair nosings
Key Features
  • Nine colours inspired by cities around the world
  • Pre-finished UV cured matte lacquer for durability and protection
  • Stocked in Feature grade and selected Prime grade colours
  • Stocked in 190mm wide planks  
  • Matching stair nosings for a cohesive look
  • Premium three-layer engineered timber
  • 3mm European oak wear layer — can be sanded and recoated up to 2x if required
  • Hevea core with Spruce backing
  • PEFC® Certified
  • Low VOC — does not contain any added formaldehyde
  • 25 year residential warranty
  • 10 year commercial warranty
PEFC Certified
PEFC Certified
Scope of Use

Overlay flooring suitable for residential and commercial applications.

  • Glue down installation over plywood, particle board, concrete, existing timber
  • 4-sided tongue and groove planks
  • Compatible with underfloor heating
  • Prefinished, can be sanded and recoated up to 2x if required
  • Matching stair nosing available

The Forté Timber Overlay Flooring System is certified for use in:

  • a) all buildings
  • b) in all areas, including level access routes likely to become wet, except: 
  • i. garages and commercial kitchens, and
  • ii. unsprinklered sleeping areas and exitways in buildings where care or detention is provided, and 
  • c) installed on the following substrates:
  • i. Concrete floors (slab-on-grade or suspended)
  • ii. Timber flooring (structural or overlay)
  • iii. Concrete floors with Hydronic Underfloor Heating system
  • iv. Electric underfloor heating system
  • v. Wet-Area Membrane systems
  • vi. Acoustic underlay
Limitations on Use

The Forté Timber Overlay Flooring System shall be:

  • a) designed in accordance with the design guide applicable to the product (Timber Overlay Flooring System Design Guide Edition 3.0 April 2023 or Timber Overlay Flooring System Design Guide Edition 4.0 December 2023), and
  • b) installed in accordance with the Timber Overlay Flooring System Installation Guide Edition 3.0 April 2023, with special reference to the specific requirements for installation in wet areas and with underfloor heating, and
  • c) separated from fuel burning appliances, flues, and chimneys in accordance with NZBC Section CAS/1.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • B2 Durability — By analysis and comparison with Verification Method B2/VM1
  • C3 Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source — By testing and comparison with Verification Method C/VM2
  • D1 Access routes — By testing and comparison with Acceptable Solution D1/AS1
  • E3 Internal moisture — By analysis and comparison with Acceptable Solution E3/AS1
  • F2 Hazardous building materials — By testing and comparison with the performance requirements of the New Zealand Building Code clause F2.3.1
Other Performance Attributes
  • 25 year residential warranty
  • 10 year commercial warranty
  • Low VOC – does not contain any added formaldehyde
  • PEFC® Certified
CodeMark
CodeMark
Documents
Spec Sheet: Urban

2024

Urban Collection Brochure

2022

CodeMark Certifcate: Forté Timber Overlay Flooring System

CMNZ70143 March 2024

E3 Alternative Solution Timber Flooring Installation Guide
Timber Overlay Flooring System Installation Guide

2023 v3.0

Flooring Care & Maintenance Guide

2023 v3.0

Structural Warranty — Timber Flooring & Wall Panelling

2023

Forté Brochure

2020

Urban Collection

Forté is a New Zealand-owned and family-run business specialising in refined timber flooring, interior panelling, decking and exterior cladding products for residential and commercial projects.

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