NoMorePly is a leading manufacturer and supplier of fibre cement boards that are designed to improve the strength and durability of timber floors and mezzanine constructions. These backer boards have become increasingly popular in recent years as more people have become aware of the requirements to use a more suitable substrate for tiling than plywood. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at NoMorePly and its range of products, including their applications and benefits.
One of the main benefits of NoMorePly’s fibre cement board is that it strengthens timber floors and mezzanine constructions, making them more durable and long-lasting. The board is designed to be installed underneath tiles to prevent them from cracking or coming loose. This is especially important in areas with elevated levels of foot traffic or where heavy objects are placed on the tiled area.
The NoMorePly fibre cement board is also water-resistant, making it a great alternative to plywood which can weaken and warp over time. The board has an A1 fire rating, making it a safe and reliable choice for any home or commercial construction project. The board is also suitable for use with underfloor heating, making it a versatile option for a wide range of applications.
Due to its strength and water resistance No More Ply does not expand or contract when there are changes in temperature or when wet. This is why it is the perfect backer board for tiling even in outdoor areas. Providing you tile it right you will not have any issues with grout lines cracking or even worse tiles cracking. This is because the board provides a strong and stable base for the tiles to sit on, which helps to distribute weight evenly and reduce the risk of damage.
Another benefit of using NoMorePly is that it can be used to create a seamless transition between different flooring materials. For example, if you have a timber floor in one area and a tiled area in another, NoMorePly can be used to create a smooth and level surface between the two. This can help to create a more cohesive and visually appealing space.
NoMorePly also offers a range of other board sizes and thicknesses to suit different applications. Let’s take a look at the different options available.
6mm Pre-Primed Tile Backer Board
NoMorePly 6mm pre-primed board is designed specifically for use as a tile backing board. This board has many benefits that make it an ideal choice for those looking to undertake a tiling project. It is 1200 x 600mm, so it is easy to manage and cut with the NoMorePly Scoring Knife. A none primed lower cost alternative is available in the 6mm NoMorePly board.
One of the main benefits of the NoMorePly 6mm pre-primed board is that it provides a stable and secure base for tiles to be installed on. This helps to prevent tiles and grout lines from cracking or coming loose over time, which can be a frequent problem with other types of backing boards. Each board is 6.5kg in weight and it has the same strength as 18mm plywood.
In addition to its strength and durability, the NoMorePly 6mm pre-primed board is also easy to install. The pre-primed surface means that it is ready to be tiled straight away, without the need for additional preparation or priming.
Installation is quick and easy with use of the NoMorePly Mega Strength adhesive and screws.
Overall, the NoMorePly 6mm pre-primed board is a reliable and cost-effective choice for anyone looking to undertake a tiling project. With its combination of strength, durability, and ease of installation, this board is an excellent choice for both DIY and professional construction projects.
9mm Tile Backing Board
The NoMorePly 9mm tile backing board is ideal for a number of applications including over boarding floors prior to tiling, wall boarding, eaves boards or as a ceiling board where A1 Fire rating is required. The fire-resistant board means the structure will be safer in the event of a fire breaking out.
12mm Tile Backing Board
The NoMorePly 12mm tile backing board is perfect when it comes to wall tiling. The 12mm board will provide a solid surface to tile onto. One of the main benefits of the NoMorePly 12mm board is its strength and durability. Made from a combination of cement and reinforced fibres, this board is able to withstand heavy loads and foot traffic. It is also water-resistant, termite resistant, impact resistant and fire-rated, making it a safe and reliable choice for any construction project. It has a dense composition so each board can hold in excess of 100kg per m2 This board can be used internally and externally.
Installation is fast with use of the Mega Strength PU adhesive and NoMorePly Screws to fix the board.
This general-purpose cement board is a perfect choice for any construction project whether it is residential or commercial. They are particularly suited with large format tiles, over boarding ceilings where A1 Fire rating is required or for partition walls in demanding environments such as schools and hospitals.
18mm & 22mm Tongue & Groove Cement Floorboards
NoMorePly 18mm and 22mm NoMorePly tongue and groove boards are designed to provide a strong and durable base for flooring installations. These boards have many benefits that make them an ideal choice for anyone looking to improve the strength and stability of their flooring.
One of the main benefits of the NoMorePly 18mm and 22mm tongue and groove boards is their strength and durability. Made from a combination of cement and reinforced fibres, these boards are able to withstand heavy loads and foot traffic, making them an ideal choice for flooring installations.
Another benefit of these boards is their ease of installation. The tongue and groove design allows for easy and secure installation, with no need for additional screws or fixings. This can save time and money during the installation process.
Due to the boards excellent thermal mass means they absorb and release heat efficiently. They do not lose shape over time so there is no risk of squeaks. Making them perfect to be installed with wet and electric underfloor heating.
The boards come in 18mm and 22m thick and in 1200 x 600 making them a convenient one-man lift. The thickness of the boards means that they can be fitted directly to the joists and the tongue and grove means that there is less wastage, and the boards can be joined when it doesn’t land on a joist. As they release heat evenly, they are perfect for laying over wet underfloor heating.
Installation is easy when used with NoMorePly slow set adhesive so they can be moved around during installation or if you work at a faster pace, they can be used with Mega-Strength Adhesive. Cutting is straight forward with a choice of cutting blades including PCD saw blades and Jigsaw blades. The boards can then be fixed using the specifically designed 50mm screws.
Overall, the NoMorePly 18mm and 22mm tongue and groove boards are a high-quality and cost-effective choice for anyone looking to improve the strength and stability of their flooring. With their combination of strength, durability, and ease of installation, these boards are an excellent choice for both DIY and professional construction projects.
NoMorePly Boarding Accessories
NoMorePly offer a range of boarding accessories that make installing the boards quick and easy. The following accessories are available:
- Fibre Cement Board screws in a choice of 25mm, 38mm suitable for use with the 6mm, 9mm and 12mm boards.
- 50mm Fibre cement board screws suitable for use with the 18mm and 22mm boards.
- Slows Set Mega Strength Adhesive is a slowing set PU adhesive giving you more time to move the boards before fitting particularly suited to be used with the tongue and groove boards. There is also an applicator gun available to be used with this adhesive.
- Mega-Strength Adhesive the original fast setting adhesive from NoMorePly ideal to be used with the 6mm, 9mm and 12mm boards. Which can also be used with the 18mm and 22mm boards when you work at a faster pace.
- Scoring Knife ideal for cutting the 6mm NoMorePly boards quickly and easily.
- PCD Saw Blades available in 160mm / 20mm and 184mm / 30mm. They are diamond tipped and specifically designed for accurate cutting of cement boards of all sizes. They are designed to reduce dust, but we would recommend using in a well-ventilated area.
- TCT Fibre Cement Jigsaw blades the high-quality blades are ideal for cutting all sizes of NoMorePly. The unique tooth design allows for clean fast cuts.
Overall, NoMorePly’s fibre cement board is a versatile and reliable choice for anyone looking to improve the strength and durability of their timber floors or mezzanine constructions. The board is water-resistant, fire-rated, and suitable for use with underfloor heating, making it a smart choice for a wide range of applications. With a range of board sizes and thicknesses to choose from, NoMorePly has a solution to suit any project or application.