The upsides of fibre cement boards

Posted on: 20 December 2016

Fibre cement is one of the materials used in covering the exterior parts of domestic and commercial buildings. It is made of cellulose fibres, cement and sand. Fibre cement has been used for many years and through advancement in innovation and technology, fibre cement products have been developed and improved. One of the most widely used fibre cement products in home construction is the fibre cement board. A fibre cement board is made from cellulose fibres and cement, which gives it its strength and durability. These boards are widely used because of their decorative aspects, which include trims, tile backing board, soffit, and sidings. They are widely available in different thicknesses and sizes, thus making them more attractive and applicable to numerous exterior construction works. The following are several benefits you will get by using fibre cement board in your construction work:

Exterior siding

One vital attribute that fibre cement board has is its durability. This has made these boards highly popular as the perfect siding material used in exterior building work. Its durability makes this board more favourable than other alternative materials such as wood siding and vinyl siding. It is also more cost-effective and has a lower installation cost than several materials like stone, stucco and bricks. Additionally, fibre cement boards have a high level of resistance to outdoor influences like rain, ultraviolet rays, heat, insects, birds and salt sprays. They can manage the effects of temperature change, which requires minimal maintenance work. The boards are created and designed in an array of different styles that are accompanied with varying colours and textures. This gives the customers a wide range of choices to select the perfect type of fibre cement board to suit their tastes. Because this board comes in diverse shapes, it is the perfect material for trim and soffits applications.

Substrate material for tiled surfaces and walls

Fibre cement boards are used in several interior house applications. The boards can be used as backing boards for wall and floor tiles. Since these boards are water resistant, they are the perfect backing material to be used in wet rooms like the kitchen or bathroom. They are also mildew and mould resistant, thus increasing its durability and reduces the effects of wear and tear by moisture. Furthermore, the boards have a smooth texture that provides a smooth and classical finish, which is important during tile installation. A fibre cement board sticks well on both tiles and wood while providing a strong and smooth finish, thus making an excellent material to be used as an underlayment. Boards have to be at least half an inch thick to guarantee its effectiveness as a floor underlayment. The thickness eliminates breaking and cracking of the boards while providing a firm surface to install the tiles.


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