For Tiled wooden floors that last for years! - forget plywood, chipboard, mdf etc.
Backerboard is the perfect solution for over-boarding chipboard or floorboards prior to floor tiling and stud and solid walls prior to wall tiling. It is great for tricky surfaces like brick and old concrete too.
Everyone has their opinions on how to tile a wooden floor, over the years solutions have come and gone as tiles have lifted and cracked. Use backerboard over floorboards or chipboard, then fit your tiles with a flexible adhesive and you'll have a long lasting floor to be proud of.
Tile Backerboard is impervious to moisture and very stable. The perfect substrate for all kitchen tiles and bathroom tiles and has great sound proofing capabilities - especially useful for flats and apartments. When used with underfloor heating its insulation qualities enhance the effect of the heating and reduce your underfloor heating costs.
Available in easy to handle 1200 X 600 sheets this tile backer board is also easy to cut. Backerboard is inexpensive, simple to fix and fast to lay.
Perfect for tiling on wooden floors - see our blog entry on tiling a wooden floor.
Why overboard your floor?
All wooden floors move and flex, some more than others. The greater the span, or width\length of your floor, the more it will flex. Some wooden flooring materials move more than others; chipboard and thin floorboards, often used in newer houses flex the most.
When a substrate moves, the tiles have to move with it, but often the adhesive would crack due to this movement. Flexible adhesives combat this problem well however tiles cannot flex and so often crack.
Overboarding with a concrete backer board like no more ply strengthens your floor to reduce the movement and so prevents flexibility in the floor from cracking your tiles. Its cheaper and thinner than overboarding with ply and easier to cut and handle.
The benefits of Backerboard
- Thin - adds just 6mm to floor height
- Noise reducing
- Easy to transport and cut
- Cost effective
- Very easy to fit
- Impervious to moisture
- Heat resistant - ideal for use with underfloor heating
- Impact resistant
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