FAQ for Scyon™ Secura™ interior flooring
You say it’s gun nailable. But what if I like to use screws?
You still can, using a HardiDrive® screw or Nº 8 x 40mm Corrosion resistant self embedding head for screwing sheets to timber. Screws don’t need to be pre-drilled.
What is the approximate weight per square metre?
You say it’s easy to cut – like timber. Do I need special equipment?
We only recommend the HardiBlade® saw blade because its diamond tips produce larger dust particles to help reduce the risk of respirable silica. Never use a carbide framing blade or continuous rim diamond blade.
I’m nervous about not waterproofing outside enclosed shower areas. Can you reassure me?
Scyon Secura interior flooring has been appraised by CSIRO as satisfying the relevant requirements for use in wet areas as a substitute for compressed fibre cement
It is a suitable and equivalent substrate to that of compressed fibre cement sheet, as set out in Tables 2.1 and 4.1 of AS 3740-2004, in that it is a water resistant product for use as a waterproofing system for wet areas including shower recess bases and associated floors which are to be subsequently tiled when the conditions listed in CSIRO Appraisals Technical Assessment 318 are fulfilled
You say it has the performance of compressed without the back ache. Why fix what’s not broken?
Field trials demonstrate that installing Secura is up to 40% faster than installing compressed sheets of an equivalent or even larger size.
I do a lot of renovations with 600mm centres not 450mm. Does this product work on 600 centres?
The product can’t be used on 600mm centres
You only offer one size 2,700 x 600. Won’t I still need the1,800 x 900?
“2700x600mm is ideal for 450mm joist centres.”
Builders we surveyed comment that:
“The 1800x900 sheet doesn’t fit with bathrooms that are 2000 wide which is common.”
“If I’m using it in the wet area and butting it up to yellow tongue, then the 2700x600 sheet would make it easier for the installers to keep it straight.”
“2700x600 is a spot on size for all interiors, but while there may be a little more waste in some small bathrooms, we would use the off cuts there.”
“2700x600 size would be better for bathrooms, as my average bathroom size is bigger than 1800x900.”