The patented fibre cement, tongue and groove boards are suited to residential building projects as an alternative to chipboard, the company says.
The manufacturer says that HardieFloor provides house-builders with a durable solution to the issue of having to install a crash deck floor after first lift and then having to safeguard it from the weather. Unlike chipboard, HardieFloor does not have to be protected from the weather during construction.
Unlike with timber, tiles can be applied directly on to HardieFloor boards eliminating the need for additional membranes and adhesive. This provides home buyers and builders with an alternative to vinyl which is often used in the new build market to prevent cracked tiles and grout lines to protect against chipboard movement.
As fibre cement is highly conductive, the HardieFloor system works well with under floor heating systems without expansion or contraction.
James Hardie innovation manager Damon McEwan said: “We are delighted to be introducing this product to the UK market. It has been a great success in the Australian and New Zealand market places for the past eight years and offers builders and owners alike a solution to the ongoing problem of swelling timber floor boards and the issues associated with it.”