STM Weathertex brown board Floors
Weathertex – Sustainable Timber Floors & Solutions supplied by STM Studio Supplies
Weathertex is used in the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company and on numerous stages throughout Australia. Appropriated from exterior cladding and sign writing applications.
Weathertex brown board is a 3660mm x 1220mm x 9.5mm sheet made from macerating sustainably sourced Eucalyptus in an ISO 9001 certified process. The boards are steam pressed with a paraffin wax additive with no artificial chemicals or binders. At 45kg each, they cope with extreme use and want to stay put!
Weathertex boards have been awarded a Platinum GreenTag Certification which is the highest possible level and the first manufactured product globally to achieve this. These boards are a recommended surface for performance spaces and stages, and may be coated to suit required slip-coefficients and aesthetic needs.
Boards are standard at 3660mm x 1220mm x 9.5mm – 45kg
Boards may be supplied ex-factory or CNC engineered to square with pre-drilled 4.75mm countersunk holes for an additional fee.
It is not recommended to lay directly onto a concrete slab and this should only be considered if there is a waterproof membrane in place the slab is fully cured, moisture fixed, and is truly level.
Suitable subfloors are:
New or old structural timber floors
Structural plywood flooring
Structural particleboard flooring
Boards are delivered on pallets. The size and weight of these boards can create difficulties for access and handling.
Forklifts need to be of adequate load rating to suit the number of boards supplied.
Each board weighs approximately 45 kg and is a two-man lift, with a length of 3.66m. Consider a pallet of 50 sheets will be 2,250 kgs.
If the site is not at ground level, most goods lifts will rarely accommodate the 3.66m length and fire-stairs may be too tight in the wind.
For a superior finish and particularly with ex-factory boards or when the final covering is to be vinyl, apply an Ardex feather finish or equivalent on joins.
When using feather finish with Juju Blitz Total Black coating is fine.
Lightly sand all joins when feather finish has been applied.
Use a flat based orbital sander or a rotary sander such as a Polivac with 60-80 mm grit screenback or sandpaper.
Sweep and vacuum the floor so that all dust and loose fibre is removed.
The Weathertex brown board is then ready to receive the floor coating or vinyl top layer.