When it’s wintry, what products should I use to fit CaberDek?
27 August 2020

What is CaberFix X-Treme Tape?
CaberFix X-Treme Tape is designed for use when installing CaberDek chipboard flooring in wintry conditions.

Is it easy to apply?
Yes really! It can be applied over the joints of the CaberDek film and over the boards’ exposed edges on the perimeter to create a waterproof chipboard floor deck.

When would I use CaberFix X-Treme Tape and not CaberFix Tape?
Our standard cloth tape, CaberFix Tape, is made with an adhesive that has reduced performance at temperatures below 8°C. CaberFix X-Treme Tape is for colder conditions!

Why is CaberFix X-Treme so good in cold conditions?
The super-strong acrylic adhesive has a strong initial tack and won’t crack in or after dreadful weather; so the board is waterproof. The tape works in extreme temperatures as low as -21°C and, although it does not bond ice, it bonds well in damp conditions, displacing moisture, and its scuff-resistant properties means it won’t lift if it is walked on.

How do we really know it works?
This solution has been tested on site by housebuilders during extreme frost and ponded boards. It has also been tested at BBA for long-term immersion.

Will it give me a BBA-certified floor?
Yes. 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 for 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 of laminate.

To find out more about Norbord’s products for housebuilders, get in touch with Daniel Clarke – email daniel.clarke@norbord.net or download our housebuilder’s checklist and fully interactive product guide here.

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