Orbry boards are one of the most versatile tile backer boards on the market today. They provide the perfect substrate to tile onto with their smooth finish and come in standard 1220mm lengths, as well as 2440mm long length sizes. They vary in thickness too, from 6mm all the way to 50mm depending on your project needs. Orbry boards are one of our most popular products here at Tile Fix Direct, and it's easy to see why.
We commonly see Orbry boards used during wet room installation due to their waterproof nature and ease of install. They are lightweight and easy to work with, making them the perfect waterproof board to create bonded waterproof assemblies and for tanking walls and floors easily. They are also commonly used in dry lining existing walls for this reason too, and make the perfect decoupling layer due to their tensile strength and vapour management properties.
Another common use is as insulation boards in both solid walls and on floors with un-insulated screed. Orbry boards are reinforced with glass fibre inside and topped on either side with polymer modified cement. This means you start to gain a sizeable insulation benefit on Orbry boards of 20mm or thicker - the thicker the board, the better the insulation. This makes them great to use with underfloor heating systems too as these boards disperse heat evenly and your tiled floor will stay warmer for longer.
Orbry boards have a compressive strength of 3.5Mpa, or 35 tonnes per square metre as long as they aren't spanning joists unsupported. As impressive as this figure is, it has more practical benefits too. This increased weight allowance opens up your tiling and interior design choices dramatically. Now you can hang thick and heavy porcelain tiles or natural stone on your walls without fear. We supply Orbry boards at great Tile Fix Direct prices with free delivery on orders over £150 ex-vat!