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​Marmox Multiboard Warms Rutland Cottage

During the purchase of a delightful cottage in a rural location in Rutland the new owner noticed that the property seemed extremely cold. The main reasons appeared to be the fact that his new home had concrete flooring on the ground floor and solid exterior walls of concrete blocks faced with local stone throughout. To overcome the problem he decided to line the floor and walls with some form of insulation that was effective yet quick and simple to install. After considering the options available he decided that Marmox Multiboard fitted the bill on both counts.

Multiboard is manufactured from extruded polystyrene with both faces of the board covered with close woven fibreglass mesh embedded in a cement polymer mortar. This creates a board that is lightweight yet extremely strong with a high degree of thermal insulation [a conductivity of 0.027 watt/mK for the technically minded] and is totally impervious to any water penetration from outside. This Marmox product is also simple to fix to solid or stud walls being easy to handle due to its light weight and simply cut or sawn to the size required using conventional tools. In the Rutland cottage, 50mm Multiboard was laid on the concrete slab floors. On top was placed a 12mm ply layer and then low level underfloor heating before a surface layer of stone tiles in keeping with the house’s appearance. In the ceiling of the ground floor 10mm Multiboard was applied between the joists. Then, with the floors completed, all the outside walls were insulated internally with 20mm thick Multiboard.

The owner carried out much of the renovation work himself and was delighted with how easy and fast it was to install the Marmox boards. Now all the insulation work is complete he is also impressed with the much improved warmth in his cottage, particularly during the recent cold snap.

​Marmox Multiboard In The Shangri-La Hotel Bathrooms

The Marmox Multiboard, a product supplied by Marmox (UK) Ltd. has been installed in one of the world’s most opulent and exclusive hotels, the Five Star Hotel situated in The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe with a crystalline façade.

W.B. Simpson and Sons, a specialist Tiling Contractor Company established in 1833, which supplies hard wall and floor tiling in commercial, industrial and leisure projects, specified the Marmox Multiboard to be installed in the two hundred luxuriously appointed bathrooms on floors 34 to 52 of The Shard.

The Marmox Multiboard is the perfect solution for insulating and waterproofing in one operation. Manufactured from extruded polystyrene it is fully waterproof and each face of the Multiboard is covered with a close woven fiberglass mesh embedded in a cement polymer mortar with a special finish unique to Marmox.

The Multiboard thicknesses of 10mm to 60mm were chosen by Simpson and Sons to create the vanity portals, which house single or double wash-basins. These boards also offer a high thermal insulation and are ready to receive plaster or tile finish. In this case the Multiboard panels have been finished with decorative marble tiles in keeping with the overall luxurious décor.


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