For the average modern household or business, excellent insulation is a must. Whether to save on energy costs, keep your space warm or cool, or be more eco-friendly, flooring insulation provides an easy and effective way to achieve all of these benefits.
Styrofloor is one of the best modern options on the market for floor insulation, especially in combination with underfloor heating. Read on to find out more about what Styrofloor is and why it may be the best choice for your home or project.
In this guide:
- What is Styrofloor and how is it made? – Find out more about what Styrofloor is and the materials it’s made from.
- What are the main properties of Styrofloor? – Learn more about the main properties of Styrofloor and what this means for your project.
- The benefits of Styrofloor – Find out more about the key benefits of Styrofloor and why you should choose it as floor insulation.
- What types of floors are suitable for Styrofloor? – Learn more about the floors that Styrofloor can be used for.
- Why choose Panel Systems? – Find out more about using Panel Systems as a supplier of Styrofloor.
What is Styrofloor and how is it made?
Styrofloor is an insulated flooring panel which is suitable for homes, offices, lofts, conservatories, garden buildings and more. While many kinds of floor insulation require floor screed to finish so is quicker and more cost-effective to install than other types of insulation.
Styrofloor is created from 18mm thick p5 moisture resistant chipboard with a Ravatherm XPS insulation backing. Each panel includes a tongue and groove edge for easy installation. Styrofloor is also bonded with Ravatherm XPS, an extruded polystyrene, for long-lasting and hardwearing results. If you’re considering upgrading the insulation in your home, Styrofloor is the ideal choice.
What are the main properties of Styrofloor?
Styrofloor is a top choice for many contractors and DIYers across the UK.
Robust and high-quality
With a robust and high-quality design, this flooring insulation board can handle even the highest-traffic areas, without becoming damaged over time. This makes it suitable for use in room conversions and upgrades.
As insulation specifically, Styrofloor is also a convenient option. Thanks to the different thickness options, Styrofloor is highly energy-efficient and cost-saving, helping to minimise heating bills.
Acts as damp proofing and moisture resistant
Ravatherm XPS, the backing material used to create Styrofloor, has a closed cell structure which means that no moisture can penetrate the insulation layer.
This makes Styrofloor a useful tool to keep damp at bay as a damp proof membrane due to this additional property.
The benefits of Styrofloor
As one of the most reliable and effective flooring insulation options on the market, Styrofloor has significant benefits. Maybe you’re looking for insulation for a specific room in your home or you’re considering outfitting a whole property with high-quality floor insulation. Whatever your reason, this material is one of the best options on the market.
Cost-effective and practical
Styrofloor combines both insulation and a floor finish, making it a cost-effective and practical solution. This eliminates the need for a final screed when laying your flooring, helping you to save time on the project.
Installation is fast and simple. The boards slot together with their tongue and grooved edges and joints should be glued together with standard PVA adhesive. No direct mechanical fixing into the floor is required. Where floor surfaces are uneven, up to 6mm of building sand can be used to help level the boards during installation. A continuous 10 -12mm gap should be left around the perimeter of the room for expansion. Full installation instructions can be found on our website by clicking here.
Compression and water resistance
Excellent compression resistance and water resistance add to the practicality of Styrofloor. The compression resistance means that it can be walked on and withstand a huge amount of traffic without damage and its water resistance makes it long-lasting and damp-proof.
Styrofloor offers an environmentally friendly option for your project. Ravatherm XPS has low global warming potential plus zero ozone depletion potential. This means that in its creation, lifetime and in its disposal, the impact on the environment is minimal.
What types of floors are suitable for Styrofloor?
As a versatile product, Styrofloor is suitable for a range of different residential and commercial projects. It can be a valuable addition to renovation and an excellent option for new build homes or properties in need of high-quality insulation. Styrofloor boards can be installed on either a solid, timber or beam & block floor. When installing onto timber joists, the joists should be no more than 400mm apart.
As a hardy and robust floor panel, Styrofloor can more than handle the everyday functionality required for flooring in most domestic properties
In addition to flooring within your home, Styrofloor can also be utilised in conservatories, garden buildings, extensions or conversions to provide the best possible insulation and floor surface for newer areas of the home or building.
Similarly, this insulation can be an excellent energy saving option for garden rooms and summer houses, delivering great insulation without sacrificing cost or looks. If you’re keen to invest in floor insulation that’s both functional and attractive, Styrofloor is a good choice.
Why choose Panel Systems?
At Panel Systems, we’re able to provide a range of services under one roof and our team of experts is always on-hand to offer advice and guidance to help you get the best from your project and the products you buy from us.
45 years of continuous trading history
At Panel Systems, we have been trading for over 45 years which means we’ve had time to develop the services and products we supply as well as build a team of experts in our field. When you use Panel Systems as a supplier, you have access to all of this and can be assured that ours is a business you can rely on to provide high-quality products on time.
Manufactured in Sheffield
The Styrofloor that we supply at Panel Systems is manufactured at our premises in Sheffield and it is then shipped directly to our customers, both around the UK and internationally.
With full quality system accreditation under ISO 9001:2015, our specialist team are the ideal resource to find out more about whether Styrofloor is the right choice for you. This accreditation means that our business is recognised for our ability to supply quality products and services that meet recognised management systems.
Range of size options
Styrofloor is supplied in sheet size 2400x600mm and in five standard sizes from 43mm up to 168mm thick. We can also provide bespoke thicknesses on request (minimum 40m2). If you need to achieve a specific floor height. This means we can create something to suit your needs.
Styrofloor is generally supplied from stock and delivered within a few days of receiving your order. The boards are packed onto pallets and delivered directly to your home.
If you have more questions about Styrofloor, please get in touch with our team. Our friendly staff are always ready to help.