What are XPS Foam boards ?
XPS foam is an insulation board manufactured of fully recyclable
material. It is produced from foamed polystyrene, a material that
doe’s not deteriorate. The cell structure in the board is built up
of very fine closed cells that give the product its excellent
physical and mechanical characteristics.
An excellent insulation that saves energy
This special cell structure means that the sheet doe’s not conduct
heat. When you lay XPS boards as an underlay any heat from your
room or floor will be reflected back towards the floor surface. As
you will not be wasting heat through your floor you will utilize
your energy in an effective manner and thereby lower your energy
consumption and carbon footprint.
Effective protection against cold and damp
XPS boards not only take care of the heat, they are also an
effective guard against the cold and damp. The cold will be held
back by the non conducting characteristics of the foam and as XPS
board is also water repellent it will not rot or go mouldy and will
help hold back any damp from your floor.
XPS boards are also resistant to cement, plaster, and most alkalis,
however not against organic solvents.