Can 6mm Or 12mm NoMorePly Be Installed Straight To Joists?
No, 6mm and 12mm NoMorePly are not structural boards and cannot be installed straight to joists. They need to be installed on top of an existing floor to strengthen the floor, rather than replacing the floorboards.
Our 22mm fibre cement board can be installed straight to joists and has been developed as a direct replacement for floorboards.
Can I Fit Karndean Or Similar Luxury Vinyl Tiles On NoMorePly?
Yes, all brands of luxury vinyl tiles can be installed onto NoMorePly without any difficulty. However, the joints of the NoMorePly may show through the vinyl tiles after a while. To avoid this you can either ‘feather’ the edges of the NoMorePly with a cement-based screed product, or apply a self-levelling screed to the whole floor for a very smooth sub-floor.
Can 6mm NoMorePly Be Used To Overboard A Stud Partition Wall?
Yes, 6mm NoMorePly can be used on a stud partition wall as long as you ensure that it is adequately supported. There must be a support on all four sides of each board, and a support in the middle of each board. Often this means that you will need to add a few extra noggins to your existing stud partition.
Once the partition has been adapted to suit the dimensions of the 6mm boards (1200mm x 600mm) you can proceed following the same instructions as for the 12mm boards.
The 6mm boards will hold the same weight of tiles as the 12mm boards but they have a lower ‘screw spoil strength’ so for example you would need to provide a ‘pattress’ behind the 6mm boards when fixing a towel rail to the wall.
Can The Boards Be Cut Using A Stanley Knife?
We would recommend either the NoMorePly Scoring Tool or an angle grinder to cut the boards. You can make straight cuts with a score-&-snap tile cutter and you can use tile nippers to shape the board to fit around pipework and other such obstacles, or use a jigsaw with an appropriate blade.
A stanley knife will blunt very quickly if used persistently, and could even snap.
Can You Plaster Over The Boards?
The NoMorePly boards are rated Class A1 (the highest standard) for spread of flame, meaning the boards will not catch fire or spread flame across the surface.
At this time, the boards do not have a fire rating for Fire Resistance (which includes the 30 minute burn time). This is something we are looking to test in the future.
Are The NoMorePly Boards Made With Asbestos?
NoMorePly boards are definitely not made with asbestos. The use of asbestos for manufacturing was banned back in 1999.
NoMorePly boards are cement based, and certified by Resource & Environmental Consultants Ltd(REC).