Using CaberDek with CaberFix X-Treme Tape in winter
31 October 2019

What is CaberFix X-Treme Tape?

CaberFix X-Treme Tape is a tape designed for use with CaberDek chipboard flooring in cold and wintry conditions.

Is this installed in the same way as the standard CaberFix Tape?

X-Treme tape can be applied in the same way as CaberFix Tape – applying it over the joints of CaberDek film and over the boards’ exposed edges on the perimeter to create a waterproof chipboard floor deck. 

When would CaberFix X-Treme Tape be used instead of the standard CaberFix Tape?

The standard cloth tape, CaberFix Tape, is made with an adhesive that has reduced performance at temperatures below 8°C. CaberFix X-Treme Tape should be used as an alternative in colder conditions for optimum performance.

What properties make CaberFix X-Treme Tape so good for cold conditions?

It contains a super strong acrylic adhesive that has a high initial tack and will not crack in extreme weather conditions, keeping the board waterproof. CaberFix X-Treme Tape works in extreme temperatures as low as -21°C. Though it does not bond to ice, X-Treme Tape bonds well in damp conditions, displacing water, and its scruff resistant properties means it won’t lift with foot traffic.

What tests have been done with X-Treme Tape?

X-Treme tape has been tested on-site by house builders during extreme frost and ponded boards. It has also been tested at BBA for long-term immersion.

Will the CaberFix X-Treme Tape still result in a BBA-certified floor?

X-Treme tape is covered by, and has been tested by the BBA. When installing CaberDek chipboard flooring the tape must be used in conjunction with CaberFix D3 glue in the T&G joints, and CaberFix Joint&Joist glue to bond the board to joists to receive the BBA certification. Correct installation ensures CaberDek will be protected from weather, moisture and construction mess up to 42 days whilst retaining its BBA guarantee, after which the film can be peeled away leaving a clean chipboard floor ready for carpets or laminate.

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