Hardboard Underlay creates an excellent base for all types of coverings and the best finish will most likely beachieved by using a qualified installer;
Premium grade adhesives and accessories will help for a good finish in line with their commendations of the floor covering manufacturers.
Tempered Hardboard is manufactured from Eucalyptas timber species and water resistant synthetic resins to comply with AS 1859.4, Tempered hardboard is a tough high-density building board with superior strength. The fine, densely bonded, wood fibre structure of Tempered hardboard is resistant to abrasion and sufficiently durable for use in semi-protected exterior applications.
Whilst Tempered retains the smooth face surface and fine wire screen back of other Hardboard products, it is characterised by its distinctive dark hard face surface. The smooth surface quality provides an excellent base for paint finishing with most industrial and domestic coatings.
Tempered has a wide range of applications, especially where there are requirements for superior indent resistance, lasting performance and aesthetic stylishness.
Durability: Caneite Softboard has good durability. It will be damaged if subjected to high impact loads. Thermal insulation value is reduced if the board gets wet.
Fire Resistance: The contribution to the fire resistance of a structure is proportional to the thickness of the board. For example 13mm insulating board will contribute 15 minutes fire resistance when used as lining to wall or partition and 10minutes when used as a ceiling
Caneite Softboard can be effectively used for wall linings, and ceilings. When used for panelling and partitioning with adequate framework for support, insulation board helps absorb reflected sound. Caneite Softboard, aesthetically covered with attractive fabrics serves as a practical and unobtrusive display board ideal for window dressing and other displays in all kinds of stores.
Another fast growing application is pin board, Caneite has excellent “Pinability.”Use of softboard in recording studios, auditoria and other places that require sound control, results in effective reduction of reflected sound. Softboard is also used for all purposes where good thermal insulation is required, in the form of wall lining, ceilings and roof linings.
It is also used as core material for partitions and doors, for partition panels, and as anti-drum lining for metal partitions and machine casings. For purposes requiring a resilient material, such as a floor or carpet underlay, it assists in reducing impact sound transmission.
Due to its resilient nature Caneite board is used as base material for expansion joint fillers. In situations where humid conditions may arise bitumen-impregnated softboard should be specified.