Have you ever wondered what floor structure would be sturdy, fast to install, have great thermal and acoustic benefits and be ideal to lay, carpet, tiles or timber wall coverings over.
Look no further than the Hebel Powerfloor system. This exceptional flooring system consists of 75 mm thick steel-reinforced tongue and groove masonry panels that are either installed over steel or timber joists, thus allowing for a quality, highly resilient, concrete solid floor that will remain in great condition over the test of time. The Hebel Powerfloor is a system that can be installed directly on top of joists for ground or middle floors. Let’s have a look at the advantages of a Hebel PowerFloor and compare it to other premium and standard flooring systems in Australia:
- Benefits of Hebel PowerFloor
- Seamless installation: The tongue-and-groove installation system of these floor panels allows for a seamless installation that looks aesthetically pleasing and is functionally viable as well. The overall look is very smooth, smart, and stylish while providing a solid surface to walk on. The hardy construction also ensures longevity, so it’s an investment worth making.
- Dense and resilient: The Hebel PowerFloor system is incredibly resilient. Each panel is 75mm thick, 600mm wide and 1800 long. PowerFloor panels are denser than standard Hebel Wall Panels and also have thicker steel reinforcement inside. The tongue and groove design ensures panels fit together perfectly, forming a strong and smooth floor.
- Fully reinforced: One of the most important and sought after features of Hebel PowerFloor panels is that they’re steel-reinforced yet still lightweight. This is because they’re made out of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) which not only contributes to their thickness but also reduces the overall weight while delivering a solid concrete-like feel that is highly reassuring. It’s exactly the kind of dual-purpose functional and visual quality that both professionals and consumers are always after!
- High performance: The high-performance of Hebel Powerfloor panels is warranted by CSR. They are non-combustible, very efficient to install, don’t create much commercial waste, and are an excellent choice of building materials in terms of eco-friendliness. Moreover, these panels also provide excellent noise insulation, greatly reducing the amount of footfall from the floor above and airborne sound transmission.
- Affordability: The great thing about Hebel PowerFloor is that it is relatively affordable. It can be very easily installed over timber or steel joists, which helps reduce the overall cost. This makes Hebel PowerFloor a highly desired flooring choice with homeowners and professionals alike.
- Thermal Advantages: Hebel PowerFloors have great Thermal properties, which means they help keep the home warm in winters and cool in summers. These panels are especially known for their excellent thermal ratings.
- Powerfloor vs. ParticleBoard
Particle Board flooring is a low-cost type of floor sheeting used in Australia and is a standard in residential building industry. It’s basically a particle board that’s 19mm thick and made out of compressed timber and resin. While commonly used, it has many disadvantages. For example, once it absorbs water it warps and has to be sanded to be made level. It also creaks and squeaks overtime easily transferring footfall and airborne sound between floors.
Installing particle board flooring may also create a “step” due to a difference in thickness between dry and wet areas. Where the wet areas require tiles to be bedded on a 30mm screed. Making Hebel ideal in a step between wet and dry areas. Lastly, one of its biggest disadvantages is that tiling is almost impossible due to the warping.
In comparison, the 75mm Hebel PowerFloor system is a superior system for multiple reasons. Hebel is an Autoclaved Aerated Concrete flooring product making it thermally and acoustically superior to standard particle board flooring. It doesn’t warp or rot and it is termite resistant. You’ll also benefit from its 75mm depth with extra steel reinforcing, which ensures great durability and strength This material definitely out-performs particle board flooring by a long shot. The feeling of stepping onto a Hebel PowerFloor versus particle board is extremely satisfying and the solid feel is undeniable. It almost feels like walking on a suspended concrete floor.
- Powerfloor vs. Suspended Concrete Slab
A suspended concrete slab is also a premium floor system, but it's price tag makes it a total budget buster. While completely, concreting takes a lot of time to set, it is labour intensive and messy, which means it’s not an efficient and cost effective option for flooring . Moreover, the rest of your building structure needs to be fully engineered to properly support the concrete slab due to its excessive weight. In the residential building industry a suspended concrete slab is completely inefficient and a costly overkill.
In contrast, the Hebel PowerFloor system is easily integrated within the existing structure and only requires minimal reinforcement. The best part is that the Hebel PowerFloor System only takes one day to install on the average-sized double storey home and cost ⅓ of the price of a suspended concrete slab without compromising a solid concrete feel on your first floor.
Overall, Hebel PowerFloor is an excellent alternative to standard particle board floors and is proving to be an amazing upgrade that many builders are now offering.
Corebuild Services is a certified CSR Master Hebel installer and has completed numerous residential and commercial installations of the 75mm Hebel PowerFloor System. Call us today on (02) 9604 0422 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an obligation free supply and installation quote.