AVANTAGES OF FINEX FIBERCEMENT PANELS

PANEL COMPOSITION :

Finex fiber cement panels are composite panels made with Portland cement reinforced with synthetic fibers and additives. The panels are highly durable and possess structural qualities. During the manufacturing process, layers are pressed together for greater stiffness and moisture resistance. The panels, which come in a non uniform natural cement-grey colour, are noncombustible and rot-proof, and do not require any additional protective treatment. They are a high quality multi-purpose panels ready to use that can be cut into tiles, strips of other shapes to fit any space.

 

FINEX FIBER CEMENT PANELS ARE RESISTANT TO:

  • Heat and fire (panels are noncombustible)
  • Rot / Contact with ground
  • Most acids and chemicals
  • Corrosion / Water
  • UV rays
  • freeze / Thaw
  • Impact

 

High quality finish

Smooth finish fiber cement panels

SMOOTH FINISH

Smooth finish: the Finex fiber cement panels have exactly the same properties, no matter if they are smooth or textured.

Textured finish fiber cement panels

TEXTURED FINISH

Textured finish: for a visually different aspect or to augment grip, texture can serve multiple purposes.

PANEL MOUNTING

Trim-Fit fiber cement fixations

TRIM-FIT

Pressure fastening system installed at the perimeter of the panel allowing a simple installation, economic and without hole on the fiber cement surface.

Press-Fit fixation system for fiber cement panels

PRESS-FIT

Surface mounting by stainless steel screws. Opt for a touch-sensitive finish with flared screws or for elegance with round head screws. Fasteners are required at 600mm (24" o/c) intervals.

INSTALLATION SECTION

Procédure d'installation des panneaux de fibrociment FinexGeneral installation guidelines for Finex panels

  1. Only install panels that are completely dry. Let panels dry on a flat surface prior to installation (72 hours in pallets / 24 hours individually).
  2. Always leave a space for expansion. Leave a minimum space of 1/8” (3 mm) between panels. If a flexible adhesive sealant is used, leave a minimum space of 1/2” (12 mm) along the width of the panels and 1/4” (6 mm) along the length. A polyurethane base sealant is recommended.Sika Flex Construction Sealant
  3. Pre-drill a larger hole. Pre-drill holes that are 5/64” (2 mm) larger than the diameter of the screws that will be used.

Handling procedures

  1. Carry panels on their side, not flat;
  2. Corners and edges are fragile before installation;
  3. Store panels flat, inside or with adequate protection.

Required tools and equipment

Cutting fiber cement
Drilling through fiber cement
Countersinking fiber cement
Screwing fiber cement
Apply sealant on fiber cement
patch screw heads

Decks, balconies and patios

  1. Plan for a 1/8’’per foot slope for drainage;
  2. Work with straight joists, 16’’ O/C;
  3. Use 1-1/2" stainless steel screws (or suited for substrate);
  4. Screw every 12’’, ¾’’ from the edge, double joists at joints;
  5. Provide proper support along the full perimeter of the panel;
  6. File, rasp or router along the edges for a smoother, bullnose finish;
  7. Finex fiber cement panels can be installed over an existing concrete surface (level surface and use 1/2” panel).

Heat-Screen / Stove Base

  1. Finished panel: sanding, ceramic tiles, decorative stones, etc. not required;
  2. Allows stove to be 66% closer to the wall;
  3. Use 1/4” for heat-screen, ½” for stove base;
  4. ULC S-632 approved;
  5. Application of ceramic tiles or decorative stones not recommended;
  6. Use heat-resistant paint;
  7. R-Value of a 1/2" panel is 0.29 and 0.14 for a 1/4" panel.

Protection/Finish of Foundation Wall Insulation and ICFs

  1. Quicker and more durable than mortar and stucco;
  2. Use ¼’’ panel, 4’ lengths;
  3. Minimum 12’’ ground penetration;
  4. Fasten every 24’’;
  5. Install flashing.

Wall and Ceiling

  1. (Wall) Studs spaced 16’’ O/C (24’’ O/C for dry areas);
  2. (Ceiling) Joists or rafters spaced a maximum of 24’’ O/C;
  3. Use ¼’’ panel , 1-1/4’’ screw .

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