Homeowners spend a lot of time sprucing up their homes but often forget about the most important part of the structure—the subfloor. The subfloor is the foundation that takes care of the weight distribution and spreads the weight load over the joists. It's essentially the first layer of a flooring system and is what provides a base for the subsequent surface floor covering and underlayment.
This is why it's important to only use reliable materials as a subfloor to get a strong structural base. In this post, we’ll discuss the reasons why builders are switching to MgO subfloor boards.
Greater Fire Resistance
Homeowners and businesses can choose between 1-, 2-hour, and even 3-hour fire-rated floor assemblies. This helps give it superior resistance against the spread of fire. It improves the structural integrity of their home and gives homeowners peace of mind, especially if they live in areas prone to wildfires.
Moreover, these MgO boards offer resistance against mold, mildew, water damage, and pests which increases their life.
Easy and Safe to Install
Similar to wood sheathing, the magnesium board subfloor system is easy to install with construction workers only needing a circular saw to cut, and screws to fasten.
The material is lighter than cement board, making it very easy to handle. It is also free from silica and asbestos, which are known to increase the risk of cancers, particularly relating to a person’s digestive system.
MgO boards are an eco-friendly solution to other types of subfloors on the market. There are no chemicals in it like benzene, silica, asbestos, ammonia, or formaldehyde that are known to negatively affect the environment and human health.
Get Magnesium Subfloor Panels Today
At MagMatrix Science & Technology (Group), we help homeowners and businesses install reliable magnesium subfloor panels and boards to improve the structural integrity of their premises.
Our panels and boards are resistant to fire and mold. Our products are manufactured in a state of the art manufacturing facility and include wall panels, structural sheathing panels, subfloor panels, fire protection boards, concrete subfloor panels, and MgO cement boards.
Reach out to us to learn more.