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Your Choice of Materials for Under Floor Insulation

When it comes to selecting underfloor insulation for your property, there are many things to take into consideration; one of which is the material to go with. With many options out there, it can feel a little confusing when trying to select the perfect solution for your home or office. Thankfully, we have compiled a short post containing several different underfloor materials, and their respective pros and cons.

Polyester
Polyester is a cost effective insulation solution that is commonly used. It is great because it does not degrade. However, as it is a synthetic material created on a base of petrochemicals, it can be highly toxic if set alight.

Polystyrene
Just like polyester, polystyrene is a synthetic material, based on petrochemicals. The greatest benefit it offers is that it maintains a good R-value. The downside, however, is that it is not a very flexible or malleable material, which sometimes causes difficulty when trying to create a tight insulation system.

Glass and mineral wools
Created from non-toxic materials that are melted and spun into fibres, such as limestone and quartz sand; glass and mineral wools are your most organic option, and the safest insulation material for use around humans.

If you need more information on the different kinds of insulation materials available to you, contact Foilboard on 1800 354 717.
 

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