Grand Designs NZ recently produced an episode on a daring project called 'The Black House'. The project offered a unique challenge — building over an estuary. With such unstable ground, the difficulties of the build were quite clear. What better choice for a strong flooring than IBS orientated strand board.
IBS OS'Floor is a structural orientated strand board designed specifically for flooring applications. OS’Floor is versatile and can be used as a substrate underlay for carpet or can be painted or stained to give a unique colour and texture to builds.
As IBS OS'Floor is comprised of resin bonded wood, it provides increased strength in humid conditions — making it the perfect choice for projects like 'The Black House' where humidity is a concern. As the resin used is 100% formaldehyde-free, the flooring is also considered to have ultra-low emissions, offering a safe and eco-friendly option for indoor applications.
IBS OS'Floor panels are H2 treated with edge swelling protection and a pre-marked nail grid pattern. The panels are lightweight with a tongue and groove profile, making them very easy to handle and install — saving time and labour costs.
The panels are manufactured in Germany especially for the New Zealand building industry. The panels are made from sustainable resources and are certified by third parties.
Building on a budget can be a difficulty for both first time and veteran builders alike; OS’Floor provides a cost-effective way to help tackle this problem.