Thermal Insulation of Floorings with Compressed Polystyrene
There are key differences between the types of insulation recommended for the insulation of flooring, and it is essential to know what they are. If a material has a poor heat performance, the building will be unable to comply with energy efficient requirements. If it is unable to support the same loads, there may be a fault in the flooring. You must consider our proposal for using the GIAS XPS compressed polystyrene.
This is why one of the most important elements providing us with the desired comfort is thermal insulation. During the warm season, we want our home to be cool, while in the cold season, we want it to be hot, with thermal energy losses as low as possible. One of the weak points of homes is the flooring. The flooring is where the heat inside the home is lost and also, where harmful outside elements reach inside.
When it comes to building a home, the comfort provided by that home is the main criterion we consider.
We provide the best solution for the thermal insulation of your home’s flooring: the GIAS XPS Graphite-Based Compressed Polystyrene
By using this type of polystyrene, you will cut off any heat losses occurring through the flooring and your home will heat up much faster, thus saving you money and providing you with extra comfort. In addition to the fact that heat will no longer be lost, another important element is the prevention of damp coming in from the outside to the inside of the home and stopping any adverse effects of such element.
For instance, a correct thermal- & hydro-insulation of the flooring coming in contact with the soil must observe the following steps:
- A layer of sand and gravel is applied.
- The following step entails application of the geo-membrane film, which plays a part in protecting the flooring against damp and chemical agents.
- This is followed by the installation of the GIAS XPS graphite-based compressed polystyrene (thickness between 3cm and 5cm), which aims at thermally insulating the flooring
- A welded mesh is applied over the compressed polystyrene, with the aim of preventing any cracks in the blanket, caused by the damp withdrawing from the cement, and any temperature variations.
- The last step of this operation is the laying of the concrete blanket.
Why choose the GIAS XPS Graphite-Based Compressed Polystyrene?
The GIAS XPS graphite-based compressed polystyrene holds an extremely high thermal resistance due to its closed cell structure, and the λ (thermal conductivity) index is measured around the value of (≤ 0.032W/mK).
Another similarly important feature is the excellent damp resistance, which makes the use of such product possible even in direct contact with the soil.
From the perspective of mechanical features, it is superior to all products used in the thermal insulation industry thanks to its high compression of up to 700kPa (more specifically, it can withstand a force of 70 tonnes/sqm).
The GIAS XPS graphite-based compressed polystyrene is not harmful to human health or the environment. Any material residue obtained pursuant to the manufacturing process, as well as those resulting pursuant to the assembly process, may be recycled and reused in the manufacturing process, to avoid environmental pollution.