Happy Step is an internal floor wood-fibre insulation board that is laid below floor finishes, such as timber, carpet or cork. It provides resilience, impact sound insulation and warmth underfoot. Its 6mm thickness makes little intrusion on floor levels and is therefore useful for retrofitting, as well as for discreet new installations. The boards are easily laid by professional or DIY installers.
Glue-fix Happy Step onto the base floor (do not nail), then glue-fix the carpet onto the Happy Step or nail through to the base floor. Not suitable for roller chairs, or heavy point loads. Under short pile or thin carpets the board joints maybe slightly visible.
Lay Happy Step onto the base floor without fixing. Lay a floating timber floor, without through-fixing, according to manufacturer’s requirements.
Glue-fix Happy Step onto the base floor, then glue-fix the cork tiles onto the Happy Step using natural adhesives available from Construction Resources. Cork tiles to be at least 6mm thick.
Not suitable for use under lino.
Suitable for use onto concrete, screed, asphalt, timber floors, and sheet boarding. Base floors to be dry and even. Use a damp proof membrane under the Happy Step if the base floor is damp.
Happy Step can be cut with a sharp knife or carpet knife. Allow a 10mm space at the wall junction, which can be filled with an edge strip of Happy Step.
|Length of boards||860mm|
|Covering area per board||0.50m²|
|Weight per board||0.50m²|
|Thermal conductivity||λ = 0.045 W/mK|
|Thermal resistance||R = 0.13 m²K/m|
|Vapour diffusion resistance factor||µ = 5|
|Combustibility (DIN 4102)||B2|
|Bending strength||>=1.5 N/mm²|
|Packaged||20 board pack (10.1m²)|
|Date published||Title||File size||Document type|
|167 KB||Product sheet|
|45 KB||Technical data sheet|
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