Protection Offered by Fire Resistant Boards and Its Importance



Fires are unexpected, dangerous threats that can strike at any time. A short circuit, a burning cigarette, a gas burner left on in an adjacent structure, or a summer bush fire might all result in a big fire.

MgO (Magnesium Oxide) boards, on the other hand, can reduce the damage caused by flames, even containing them so they don't spread to neighboring structures.

How Big of a Threat are Fire-Related Accidents?

It doesn't take long for a fire to get out of hand—it takes around 30 seconds for a fire to start and spread. Furniture and other flammable materials in homes and offices contribute to its spread. It just takes approximately a minute for smoke to spread throughout the entire building.

The statistics speak for themselves when it comes to how much fires cost in terms of destruction. According to a report, 2,620 individuals lost their lives due to house fires between 2015 and 2019. Heating equipment, which is found in almost every home, is the biggest cause of fires in the United States. The flames from the stove and oven frequently turn into house fires.

In the unlikely case of a fire, fire-resistant flooring can ensure that your family is not in immediate danger. It may never happen, but it is a valid issue that warrants protection.

The Advantages of Fire-Resistant Flooring and Wall Sheathing

In the unfortunate event that your building experiences a fire, fire-resistant flooring will assist you in the following ways:

  • It will protect your family members and assets by restricting the spread of smoke and flames both within your building and to other buildings in the region.

  • It will allow you to exit and contact the fire brigade promptly.

  • It will reduce the amount of damage.

Fire-resistant floors also provide peace of mind, as you can rest certain that even the tiniest of mishaps—such as a lighted cigarette butt—will not result in your entire home being damaged.



MgO boards are the best solution to protect against fire-related accidents. These boards are made of the highest quality and safety requirements, are environmentally friendly, and feature high-grade composites. MgO boards are also extremely adaptable. They are not only fire-resistant but also termite-resistant and have a minimal carbon footprint.

Use our MgO sheathing boards for your house and keep yourself and your family safe. MagMatrix Boards offers some of the highest quality MgO boards. We make Magnesium Oxide Oxysulphate cement boards used as exterior sheathing boards and floor panels. Get in touch with us now to learn more about our products.

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