In the flooring business, the choice of sub-floor (meaning the material underneath the actual choice of flooring such as wooden, laminate or vinyl) is a vitally important one for a number of reasons. Chipboard is one such option, offered right here at Theo’s Timber Ltd.
The product is an effective, affordable and durable type of flooring that provides an attractive finish to any room in the home. It’s a product made from recycled materials and can come pre-finished or unfinished so you can stain it personally to get your desired look. It is easily installed with or without adhesives but it may require additional finishing techniques if you choose not to use glue. It comes in sheets and planks in thicknesses ranging from 6mm up to 25mm – but why would you want chipboard flooring over another option?
Let’s look at some of the most frequently asked questions for those companies considering utilising it.
What Is Chipboard Flooring?
Generally speaking, chipboard flooring, sometimes also known as particle board, is a collection of wood chippings (chips, shavings or sawdust) from parts of forests that don’t see much use. These chippings are bound together with a synthetic resin or another relevant binder to form boards. Theo’s Timber Ltd. offers three different types which cater to the different needs of businesses.
Is Chipboard Suitable For Flooring?
Yes, for a number of reasons.
- It’s easy to lay
- It’s safe
- It is budget-friendly
- It is smooth and consistent
- Easy to cover
What Are The Advantages of Chipboard Flooring?
– Chipboard flooring can be a suitable alternative to traditional timber, rock and concrete tiles in many commercial applications;
– It has the feel of solid wood but has an attractive low price point when compared with similar products; and,
– It is also available in different thicknesses to increase the durability of the product.
Why Use Chipboard Flooring?
Chipboard is a seasoned wood product which has been manufactured for many years and is an established material used in the construction industry.
– It acts as an insulator board absorbing sound from foot traffic above and below.
– Chipboard is easy to install, with good mechanical interlock between boards and there are anti slip properties built into chipboard giving safe floors to use.
– Chipboard comes in an ever increasing range of woods, colours and finishes enabling chipboards designer look or natural finish to blend in with almost any interior design scheme.
How Thick is Chipboard Flooring?
Theo’s Timber Ltd’s T&G chipboard flooring is 605mm thick.
Is Chipboard Stronger Than Plywood?
No, but there are a number of other advantages to choosing chipboard, such as price, smoothness of surface and environmental friendliness.
Can I Replace Floorboards With Chipboard?
Yes, as long as you ensure the particular chipboard you opt for suits your needs and you follow the instructions for laying it carefully.
What Is The Best Chipboard Flooring?
P5 chipboard flooring. This is moisture resistant and easy to install. You’ll also get more bang for your buck with chips board than with hardwoods as you use less of the product per span in order to make up the desired finish.
What Is P5 Chipboard Flooring?
P5 chipboard flooring is T&G chipboard flooring grade. This means it’s moisture resistant, easy to install and has additional strength to regular chipboard flooring. Theo’s Timber stocks P5, boasting slots for easy interlocking. In addition, another version which comes in peel clean form, keeps edges clean thanks to a convenient tear-off plastic strip.
Can Chipboard Be Used Outside?
Chipboard flooring can be used both inside and outside. However, it is not advisable to leave chipboard exposed to the elements outdoors for long periods of time if being installed on a structure without a roof etc.
What Is Chipboard Flooring Made Of?
While chipboard is structurally very similar to MDF (medium-density fiberboard), chipboard has some key differences. It contains more recycled materials, such as recycled fibres from softwood trees or recycled office waste paper with a low percentage of wood fibers mixed in. This gives chipboard its characteristic cross-hatched pattern, which does not affect its structural integrity at all but simply provides aesthetic appeal. Some chipboards also contain recycled plastics that could have come from any
Catering to all your timber based needs, Theo’s Timber is a family-owned, high-quality wholesale merchant based in Manchester, serving clients all over the North West, UK. You can order all your materials on our website and choose local delivery or collection for your convenience. Visit us today to learn more about us, view our wide range of products and contact us for further information and assistance.