Launched recently, ‘The Tilebacker’ board manufactured by Marmox Limited, has been chosen by a specialist sub-contractor working on a very large residential property in Maidstone, to help create a total of five bathrooms and en-suite shower rooms.
Locally based J. Jupp Tiling works across Kent and into the capital, mainly on domestic contracts, and has been a long time user of Marmox products including the manufacturer’s widely specified Multiboards. With some 130m² of wall area to address and 22mm thick structural ply already fixed in place as the substrate, it made practical and economic sense to switch to the new value-for-money alternative.
Director Josh Jupp comments:
“I have been using Marmox products including Multiboard, along with the tapes and fixings, for a good while and always found them very dependable for the high-end residential projects we are involved on. I like the new Tilebacker which is relatively lighter and even simpler to cut than the Multiboard and it seemed perfect for the house in Maidstone where we are working for a private developer. The Tilebacker boards will soon be covered with 1200 x 1200 x 6mm Italian tiles, which will create really striking interiors. This has been a successful first try out with the new boards and I am planning to use them again for our next job which features more than 300m² of tiling, including three very large bathrooms.”
Available in a thicknesses of 10mm as well as the 6mm version used by J. Jupp Tiling in Maidstone, the lightweight boards measure 600 x 1250mm and are manufactured using an extruded polystyrene base, topped with a double layer of fiberglass mesh, embedded into a polymer cement surface.
The boards are easy to cut and install on a full bed of adhesive for floors and walls, while plugs, screws and washers can be used for securing them over existing wooden or concrete substrates. In areas at risk from damp, Marmox Waterproof Tape can be employed to seal joints, while Marmox’s Reinforcing Tape will provide additional strength where The Tilebacker is being used in flooring build-ups.
Where mosaic tiles smaller than 50mm square are being used, these should be pre-glued to fiberglass or cloth mesh. In all cases the low thermal transmittance of 0.034 W/mK will help reduce heat loss and control condensation.
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