High-performance, polystyrene foam for the thermal insulation of floors with normal load.
The FLOORMATE™ TR-X thermal insulation is manufactured by extrusion production procedure, which results in homogeneous, closed-cell material structure, smooth surface crust (called extrusion crust) and many favourable material characteristics.
The blue-colour STYROFOAM™ XPS extruded polystyrene foam thermal insulation can be used in a wide range of applications as a result of the following beneficial properties thanks to the homogeneous, closed-cell material structure:
• permanently high thermal insulation level
• negligible moisture uptake
• high strength and rigidity
• dimensional stability
• resistance to rot and deterioration
• simple and quick installation with only a small amount of waste.
FLOORMATE™ TR-X is excellent for thermal insulation and for the protection of insulation in the following structures.
• standard building floors
• industrial building floors
• cold storage floors
• swimming pool base slab
The FLOORMATE™ TR-X thermal insulation is manufactured by extrusion production procedure, the result of which is a homogeneous, closed-cell material structure, a smooth-surface crust (called extrusion crust) and numerous favourable material properties:
• permanently high thermal insulation performance
• water and frost resistance,
• high compressive strength,
• high flexible rigidity,
• high vapor diffusion resistance,
which make the product suitable for fully meeting all the demands of the numerous application areas listed.
In the case of a compressed gravel bed or thin blind concrete, the FLOORMATE™ TR-X thermal insulation must be laid down directly in an offset bond, with sand levelling if necessary. If the thermal insulation is installed above the insulation protecting against soil moisture and ground water, it also serves as a mechanical protective layer.
In the case of normal floors and floor heating, the heavy-duty heat insulating layer provides a firm base for the base concrete (screed) and floor heating, where the heating pipes can be fastened directly to the thermal insulation. It is recommended to place a PE film separating and sliding layer between the thermal insulation and the base concrete (screed) layer. In the case of inter-floor slabs footstep sound isolation must be separately provided for.
The permanent application temperature of STYROFOAM™ XPS products is max. 75°C.
At higher temperatures, the plates will melt and suffer permanent deformation.
STYROFOAM™ XPS products contain an – ecologically safe – flame-retardant additive, as a result of which they will be self-extinguishing under their ignition temperature, however, they will burn if exposed to an intensive ignition source.
STYROFOAM™ XPS products are resistant to commonly used construction materials not containing solvents or softeners (bituminous components without solvents, water-based wall protecting materials, lime, cement, masonry mortars and plasters, anhydrous gypsum etc.).
Certain organic materials, such as solvent-based wood preservatives, paint additives, solvents (acetone, ethyl acetate, kerosene, gasoline etc.) will cause softening, shrinking and damage to the material.
For gluing, solvent-free adhesives must be used. Follow the supplier’s guidance.
XPS products must not be exposed to permanent intensive direct sunlight.