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Happy Step

Wood-fibre boards for acoustic and thermal insulation flooring underlay

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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.

Under carpet

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.

Under timber / parquet / laminate floors

Lay Happy Step onto the base floor without fixing. Lay a floating timber floor, without through-fixing, according to manufacturer’s requirements.

Under cork

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 base floors

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.

Installation

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
Width 590mm
Thicknesses 6mm
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
Density 260 kg/m³
Packaged 20 board pack (10.1m²)
Date publishedTitleFile sizeDocument type
17/05/2006
Happy Step
Wood-fibre boards for acoustic and thermal insulation flooring underlay
167 KB Product sheet
17/05/2006
Happy Step
Design and Installation Notes (Carpet, Linoleum, Cork)
45 KB Technical data sheet
17/05/2006
Happy Step
Design and Installation Notes (Parquet , Laminate, Timber)
44 KB Technical data sheet
17/05/2006
Happy Step
Design and Installation Notes (Carpet on Stairs)
17 KB Technical data sheet

To order this product, or to request pricing / quotations, please do one of the following:

- call us at 020-7232-1181
- fax us at 020-7023-3789
- email us at sales@constructionresources.com
- use our online quotation request form.

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