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Product Feature: Orbry Board

Orbry Board

Orbry are always trying to make wet rooms easy by providing a complete solution. Part of this range of comprehensive wet room products are Orbry boards – also known as tile backer boards or insulation boards. The boards create a stable and waterproof backing for use when insulating a room or tanking a wet area.

Each Orbry board is reinforced with glass fibre and coated on both sides with polymer-modified cement, making them strong but also lightweight and easy to cut. Orbry board can be cut easily with a utility knife, and even the largest boards weigh less than 10kg and can be handled and fixed by one person. The insulating boards can be used on walls and floors for a number of different applications:

Uses for Orbry Board

  • Waterproofing for wet rooms
  • Creating partition walls
  • Dry lining insulation
  • Backing board for fixing tiles
  • Thermal insulation layer with underfloor heating

Orbry boards are available in a range of sizes, the standard size is 1220 x 600mm with a range of thicknesses between 6mm and 50mm. Long Orbry boards, measuring 2440 x 600mm, are also available in thicknesses from 10mm to 50mm. There are a number of benefits from using Orbry board including:

Benefits of Orbry Board

  • Waterproof
  • Suitable for walls and floors
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for all types of tiles
  • Insulating
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to cut to size
  • Hold hanging weight of up to 60kg per m2

The below video shows how to install an Orbry wet room shower tray and Orbry tile backer boards.

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