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CaberShieldPlus
Application

  • Domestic floor-laying applications, including new builds and replacement flooring.
  • Flooring applications when the roof is not in place.
  • Non-domestic applications, including schools, hospitals and offices.
  • Flooring applications where a permanent coating is desired.

Description

P5 particleboard with a permanent, waterproof coating on both sides of the board. The board protects the deck from water, weather elements and construction mess. Suitable for flooring applications before a building is watertight.

Features and benefits:

  • BBA approved for 42 days exposure to the weather when used with CaberFix D4 adhesive.
  • Non-slip on top for a safe working platform during the construction phase of the build.
  • Smooth underside enables the board to easily slide into place.
  • Colour coded to make it easy to identify the top surface.
  • FSC certified.
  • CE marked.

Applications:

  • Domestic floor-laying applications, including new builds and replacement flooring.
  • Flooring applications when the roof is not in place.
  • Non-domestic applications, including schools, hospitals and offices.
  • Flooring applications where a permanent coating is desired.

General information

Size

600 x 2400 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

CaberShieldPlus

Thickness

18 mm

22 mm

Edge profile

Square edge

Tongue and groove (T&G)

Accessories

None

CaberFix D4 adhesive

Standard product features

Size:

600 x 2400 mm.

Technical properties:

  • Standard: To BS EN 312, Type P5.
  • Density: 660 ±30 kg/m³.
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.14 W/m·K.
  • Reaction to fire (BS EN 13501-1): Class D.
  • Acoustic performance: Can be used effectively on acoustic battened floor systems.
  • Durability is achieved by using highly moisture resistant resin systems.
  • The waterproof coating is present on both side to protect from moisture on the top and also from underneath.

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 CaberFloor these materials may allow board joints to show through, particularly after trafficking. Prior to laying such materials, the CaberFloor 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 CaberFloor 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:

  • Tiling onto CaberShieldPlus should be undertaken only in joisted or fixed floor constructions.
  • 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:

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. Otherwise, joist movement or variation may lead to movement and ‘creaks’.

Product Options

Joist centres:

  • 18 mm board: Up to 450 mm.
  • 22 mm board: Up to 600 mm.

Third party certifications
  • 02/3904
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