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Difference Between Coated and Uncoated Econoboard Insulation Boards

Econoboard insulation is essential for an energy efficient electric underfloor heating system. A layer of Econoboard will help prevent heat loss into the substrate and ensure faster heat-up times for the underfloor heating.

Econoboard Insulation come in both coated and uncoated options. Econoboard Coated board consists of a high-density extruded polystyrene core with a polymer modified fibre reinforced cement coating on both sides whereas the Econoboard uncoated board are made from a XPS extruded polystyrene foam. Using the correct type of insulation board is vital for for the correct floor build-up and optimal performance of your heating system.

So how do you decide whether to use coated or uncoated Econoboard? Uncoated Econoboard Boards are designed to be used a solid, stable substrate such as a concrete substrate for cement sheeting while Coated Econoboard Boards are designed for use on a timber substrate as the fibre reinforced cement coating add strength and rigidity to the floor build-up.

The Econoboard Insulation Boards are installed onto the substrate (either above or below the waterproofing) in an offset brick pattern. The Coated boards are fixed down to the timber substrate using Econoboard fixing washers (6016) and screws (6020) and Uncoated boards are glued down with a full bed of full adhesive.

 

Features of Uncoated Econoboard Insulation Boards

  • Designed for use on a stable substrate e.g. concrete substrate
  • Improves the efficiency of underfloor heating by reducing downward heat loss
  • Reduces running costs of the underfloor heating by up to 50%
  • Available is both 6mm or 10mm thickness
  • Cheaper to purchase than coated boards
  • 100% moisture resistant and rot proof
  • Installed on concrete substrate with a layer of tile adhesive
  • Lightweight and easy to work with
  • Maximum Insulation with minimum height build-up

 

 

Features of Coated Econoboard Insulation Boards

  • Designed for use on a timber substrate
  • Improves the efficiency of underfloor heating by reducing downward heat loss
  • Reduces running costs of the underfloor heating by up to 50%
  • Available is both 6mm or 10mm thickness
  • Can be installed on floor and walls
  • 100% moisture resistant and rot proof
  • Fixed to timber substrate with Econoboard fixing washers (6016) and screws (6020)
  • Provides lateral and flexural stability of timber floors