CaberAcoustic

CaberAcoustic

Norbord Europe Ltd Third party certifications:
  • BBA Agrément Certificate

    BBA Agrément Certificate

    Certificate type

P5 particleboard with an acoustic layer to reduce impact and airborne transmitted sound.

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Application

  • Domestic floor-laying applications, including new builds, renovations and as an overlay on an existing deck.
  • Non-domestic applications, including schools, hospitals and offices.

Manufacturer recommends the use of CaberFix D3 adhesive in the joints. Consult manufacturer for information.

Description

P5 particleboard with an attached 10 mm acoustic layer to reduce impact and airborne transmitted sound CaberAcoustic should be laid over an existing floor such as a timber or concrete base.

Features and benefits:

  • Reduces impact sounds transmission by 19 dB.
  • Contributes to airborne noise reduction.
  • Made in the UK using eco recycled felt.
  • FSC certified.
  • CE marked.

Applications:

  • Domestic floor-laying applications, including new builds, renovations and as an overlay on an existing deck.
  • Non-domestic applications, including schools, hospitals and offices.

Manufacturer recommends the use of CaberFix D3 adhesive in the joints. Consult manufacturer for information.

General information

Size

2400 x 600 mm

Uniclass 2015

Pr_25_71_97_60 ParticleboardsPrimary

CAWS

K11/125 Battened particleboard floating floor

K11/225 Particleboard floating floor

K11/25 Particleboard floating floor

K11/30 Particleboard flooring

K11/325 Particleboard flooring

Specification data - Particleboards

Product Reference

CaberAcoustic

Thickness

18 mm

22 mm

Accessories

None

CaberAcoustic perimeter flanking strip

CaberFix T&G D3

Standard product features

Size:

2400 x 600 mm.

Perimeter expansion gap:

  • It is important to leave an expansion gap of 2 mm per metre run of board between the edge of the floor and the perimeter wall or any solid abutment (minimum gap 10 mm).
  • For larger areas it is necessary to incorporate intermediate expansion gaps to provide the necessary allowance for possible movements, particularly in corridor applications.
  • Attention must be paid to maintaining expansion gaps at all times during construction.

Expansion and contraction provision:

An expansion provision should be allowed of 2 mm per metre plus 1 mm for every metre above 12 m of the width or breadth of the area.

Soft and resilient floor coverings:

  • When thin or shiny floor surface materials are laid over CaberAcoustic these materials may allow board joints to show through, particularly after trafficking. Prior to laying such materials, the CaberAcoustic joints should be checked for level. It is permissible to sand off any raised areas not exceeding 1 mm. For raised areas greater than 1 mm, additional levelling materials are required. Thin plain coloured carpets or vinyls or those with a high sheen tend to show small irregularities to a greater degree.
  • For thin vinyls and tiling, it is recommended that a plywood overlay (4 mm) is fixed in position, staggering joints so as not to coincide with CaberAcoustic joints. The plywood should be fixed every 100 mm using appropriate nails or screws around perimeter and 150 mm apart elsewhere, ensuring they do not protrude above the surface. Adhesive manufacturer advice should be followed for priming of new surfaces. Usually, this involves a coat of dilute PVA emulsion, e.g. Uni-bond.

Ceramic tiling:

  • Noggins should be used between the joists at 300 mm centres and the surface provided for tiling should be 15 mm exterior grade plywood screwed to joists and noggins at 300 mm centres. Existing boards can therefore be overlaid with 15 mm exterior grade plywood to provide the necessary rigidity for a tiled surface.
  • Length of fixings should be 2.5 times overall board thickness. A tile adhesive is the recommended bond material - cement/ sand mortars are not recommended.

Edge profile:

  • Tongue & groove (T&G) edges.
  • Gluing T&G edges is recommended. It improves joint strength and accommodates a degree of joist variation. All joints must be glued with an adhesive such as moisture resistant PVA type to BS EN 204, Class D3.

Third party certifications

  • 02/3904

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