How Does Oak Melamine Faced Chipboard Floor Prevent Moisture?

- Apr 10, 2019-

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      Chipboard flooring, also known as particleboard flooring, is an engineered wood product. It’s made from fine wood particles pressed and extruded with a resin to bind them together. The resulting product is smooth and consistent. As well as cheaper than many other timber products.

     Chipboard flooring supplied in 2400mm x 600mm moisture resistant sheets. In thicknesses of 18mm and 22mm. With tongue and groove on all four sides, it’s easy to lay. And can fitted with concealed fixings for a super smooth finish.

       A high density, high-performance flooring panel that is durable. And moisture resistant, the board offers precision and stability. And is an excellent surface for floor laying projects.

    Chipboard flooring  products it is easy. And quick to make durable floors that feel pleasant in use. The boards can be sawn, drilled and cut with any conventional woodworking tools. Offers you precision and stability. Tongue and groove variant profiled on four edges, that allows an. easy fitting joint with durability and strength. Removes the need for intermediate noggins. as hidden nails or screws can used with tongued and grooved variant. Caberfloor makes squeaking floors a thing of the past with its non squeak adhesive

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melamine chipboard flooring advantages

     Chipboard flooring has designed for use on floors. It’s suited for use as flooring in new builds. as a replacement board or for suspended floors over existing solid subfloors.

      There are plenty of reasons for using chipboard flooring. over alternatives in your next project. Here’s a few.

Cost effective

    Because it’s an engineered wood product that can made from offcuts and other waste wood products. chipboard flooring is much cheaper than the alternatives. In fact our chipboard flooring sheets are less than half the price of our 18mm 4 plywood sheets. which is also suitable for flooring. This makes the savings that can e made over the course of a build quite considerable.

Easy to lay

    chipboard flooring sheets have designed for use as flooring. As a result they have a range of features that make them quick and easy to lay.

   2400mm x 600mm sheets are the ideal size to used with 400mm. or 600mm centres without cutting. or waste, making them easy to lay in standard construction projects. or when replacing existing boards.

   As an engineered product. the expansion and shrinkage of chipboard flooring is consistent. and easy to take account for. Tongue and groove. on all sides allows for tight joints and close fitting, saving time and effort in finishing.

   Chipboard flooring can fixed using screws, nails or suitable adhesives. It’s easy to cut and shape to take into account recesses or steps in walls.

Safe for use in all parts of the home

     All chipboard flooring meets. the standards required for BS EN312, which cover strength, fire resistance. moisture resistance and more. Our panels meet the P5 grade of BS EN312, making it suitable for use in humid conditions. This means that it’s suitable for use in kitchens. and bathrooms when combined with an appropriate floor covering.

No more creaking floorboards

    If chipboard flooring glued to the joists any movement can be kep to a minimum. This makes for a silent floor that won’t wobble and creak as it gets older.

Easy to cover

     With tongue and groove on all sides, you can lay using glue. or concealed fixings to keep the floor surface smooth. This makes it much easier to lay floor coverings and can reduce the need for underlays. Wooden floor coverings and laminates can screwed to chipboard flooring for a flat. and secure finish.

Smooth and consistent

   As an engineered wood product, chipboard flooring is consistent and even. Unlike natural timber products there are no knots to contend with. And you don't have to look out for voids as you would with plywood. This reduces the time you need to finish the floor and reduces wastage. Making chipboard flooring an even more cost effective option.

chipboard flooring application

   Chipboard flooring is a versatile product that can used for a range of applications. Here are a few ideas of how it can e used.

   Both our 18mm and 22mm sheets can used as a floating subfloor over suitable substrates. such as concrete screed. Glued together using the tongue and groove joints, chipboard flooring provides a flat. and stable layer that floor coverings, 

     Chipboard flooring is an ideal option for boarding out existing loft spaces. 22mm boards should used at heights above first floor to meet building regulations. with a maximum joist spacing of 600mm. The boards can screwed, nailed or glued to the joists with an appropriate adhesive.

     If you’re planning to convert your loft into a room. your ceiling joists may not be strong enough to support these loads. Thus you should always check with a qualified professional.

     Our protected face chipboard flooring is perfect for new builds. as it comes with a moisture resistant film. that can protect it from the weather for up to 42 days. That allows you to get on with laying the flooring before the roof finished and means. that storage on site is easier.

    22mm thick boards should used for floors at first floor height. and above to meet building regulations and NHBC requirements.

   Because our chipboard flooring is all P5 grade, it’s safe to use in humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens. But, while it is moisture resistant, you should avoid allowing chipboard to get wet.



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How to install Chipboard floor

Acclimate the Chipboard

   Like plywood and other wood-based products, chipboard can affected by moisture and heat. Higher levels of humidity will cause the chipboard to swell. while lower levels may cause it to shrink. Once you get your chipboard home, set it, uncovered, in the room where it will installed. Set the thermostat for that room to what it will most often be during the room's use. and leave the chipboard there for at least 72 hours. This will give the chipboard a chance to acclimate to the room where it will laid. This will help prevent shifting or moving of the subfloor once it installed.

Leave an Expansion Gap

    Even acclimated chipboard may still swell. or contract due to changes in the temperature and humidity in the air after it installed. This is normal and occurs with every subfloor, including plywood. To prevent the subfloor from buckling or humping. which could in turn harm the flooring installed on top. leave a 1/4-inch expansion gap around the perimeter of the room. This means stopping its installation 1/4-inch from each wall of the room. Most flooring is also stopped at approximately this point. baseboards of tile caulk either cover or fill this gap to allow for expansion over time.


Proper Layout

      Start your chipboard installation at the wall furthest from the door. Lay the first board down 1/4-inch away from the wall. Cut any boards to fit the edges of the installation. by marking the top of the board with pencil and using a circular saw to cut through it. Lay the next boards down next to one another by angling the tongue of the board . that you're laying into the groove of the board already laying down. As you place the board down, slide it against the board that's already down to get a tight fit. Lay out all the boards across the floor, testing their fit and adjusting. as needed before screwing the boards down.

Screw Down the Boards

     Sink 1-1/4-inch screws through the chipboard into the floor joists to secure it. Space the screws out every 6 inches across the entire subfloor. Make sure that the screwheads are either left completely flush with the chipboard. or that they're sunk below the surface of the chipboard. Leaving screwheads even above the surface of the chipboard. could interfere with the laying of the top flooring. Most types of finish flooring need a completely flat subfloor. sinking the screws below the surface of the chipboard. will ensure a smooth installation.

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  Oak melamine faced chipboard floor is natural lumber place made. have lie between:damp,sound insulation. heat preservation hair is warm,winter is warm summer is cool,flexibility is strong. the foot feels comfortable a lot of advantages. Nowadays, consumer realized the outstanding advantage of oak melamine faced chipboard floor ground.


For Solving The Problem Of Moisture Absorption Expansion. And Deformation Of Oak Melamine Faced Chipboard Floor. The Following Types Listed Here For Your Reference:

 A, Ground moisture-proof treatment method:

generally use "three oil two felt" (three layers of asphalt two layers of felt paper. and then A layer of cement on top, to prevent the release of harmful gas). The simple method is to lay a layer of moisture-proof film.

 B, To balance by installing plate expansion. some add a layer of floor,some on keel installation requirements. between plate with 0.2 mm wide gap. some interior corners have melamine board put moisture. some requirements are set to use inside the wall the expansion joints of the floor spring. some aluminum alloy keel, some with orbital floor installation method, etc.

   C.Moisture-proof treatment for the plate. tongue-and-groove coating and waxing for the melamine wood. aluminum and platinum coating,and nano technology for the plastic coating.

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