Jablite is the UK's largest producer of EPS products for insulation and civil engineering applications

Jabfloor

Overview

Jabfloor is a BBA-certified floor insulation that achieves the required U-value and compressive performance on a range of different floor applications:

• Below ground supported slab
• Above slab below chipboard
• Above slab below screed
• Precast suspended concrete
• Cold Store

Key Benefits
  • BBA accredited, certificate 87/1796.
  • Provides cost effective insulation for the lifetime of the building
  • Excellent compression properties
  • 100% recyclable
  • Achieves an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification
  • Flood proof
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Is non-toxic and biologically inert

See our knowledge article, Insulation for Ground Floors, for detailed guidance.

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Jabfloor

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Product specification

Compression Performance

The Jablite Jabfloor insulation range is available in Grade 70, 100, 150, 200 and 250 grades as defined by BS EN13163.

As a quick reference, the following guidance about use and design loads applies:

Jabfloor 70 used for standard domestic loads
Jabfloor 100 used in offices and schools.
Jabfloor 150 – 250 used in heavy commercial, industrial settings

 

Jablite Jabfloor insulation is supplied:

Board size 2400 x 1200mm
Standard thicknesses  25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100, 120, 150 and 200mm
Fire retardant Available with Class E fire retardant additive if required
 
Jabfloor Grade 70 100 150 200 250
Nominal Density (Kg/m3) 15 20 25 31 34
Compressive Strength at 1% / Compression (kN/m2) 20 45 70 90 100
Compressive Strength at 10% / Compression (kN/m2) 70 100 150 200 250
Shear Strength (kN/m2) 55 75 100 200 250
Shear Modulus (kN/m2) 2100 2800 3400 4100 4800
FAQ
+Can Jabfloor be used in all floor applications?
Yes, Jabfloor and Jabfloor HP are the most versatile insulants for use in all floor specifications and are available in: • A wide range of compressive strengths from 70kPa grade to 500kPa. • A wide range of thicknesses
+What is the maximum weight of wet concrete that Jabfloor can withstand?
Jabfloor 70 has a nominal 1% compression value of 21kPa equating to 2.1 tonnes per m², which means that Jabfloor 70 will accept up to 600mm of wet concrete. Higher grades of Jabfloor will accept heavier weights and greater depths of concrete.
+What is the maximum point load Jabfloor can accommodate?
Jabfloor 70 has a nominal 1% compression value of 21kPa (2.1 tonnes per m²), which is suitable under a 75mm screed in normal domestic situations. The advice of a structural engineer should be sought for any exceptional point loads in the design of the floor.
+Is an expansion gap around the edge of the floor finish required when used above Jabfloor?
No. Jabfloor should be tightly butted against the perimeter walls and insulation strip should be used on all exposed edges. An expansion gap may be necessary around the edge of the floor finish in screed or particleboard overlay.