Hardboard - Hardboard Sheets choice of types & sizes
Avon Plywood stock
in a choice of sizes:
Oil Tempered Hardboard
Hardboard is available in a variety of types - Standard, Painted, Oil
Tempered or Perforated. We supply Hardboard sheets in a variety of types
to match your requirements.
Hardboard is commonly used are for picture frame backs, floor covering over
floorboards to cover slight unevenness or gaps. This is a good use as it gives a
smooth finish for the subsequent carpet or vinyl covering and also helps to
reduce or eliminate draughts.
Hardboard – Standard, Painted or Oil Tempered
Hardboard is available in Standard form, Painted or Oil Tempered that gives a
high degree of resistance to moisture. It is advisable NOT to use Oil Tempered
under a light or pale coloured Vinyl Floor due to a possibility of the Dark
Brown natural colour being absorbed through the Vinyl causing discolouration.
It is recommended that Standard Hardboard be conditioned before use by wetting
the back (Rough side) with clean water. This increases the moisture content of
the sheet and when allowed to dry out in the building where it is to be
installed the moisture content will adjust to the same level prevailing. This
will ensure the boards lie flat with no unsightly bumps between the stapled or
nail fixings that should be applied at approx 150mm centres all over.
Some versions of hardboard are pre drilled creating perforated or pegboard
sheets. A selection of clips may be purchased to fit these holes for use as
attachment points to hang tools in workshops or stock items in shop and stores.