Huber Engineered Woods recently introduced multiple new products during the International Builders’ Show Virtual Experience (IBSx).
This year, Huber introduced a new brand to join AdvanTech™ subfloor assembly and ZIP System™ building enclosure products with EXACOR™ Magnesium-Oxide (MgO) panels. The MgO structural panels offer builders a way to provide fire resistance and acoustical performance in multifamily and light commercial flooring assemblies.
EXACOR is available in 1/2” (12mm), 5/8” (16mm) and 3/4” (20mm) nominal thickness options. It can be used as both a subfloor underlayment over traditional OSB or plywood (UL 263 Design No. L528) and as a structural subfloor (UL 263 Design No. L601) and, as part of certain tested assemblies, has been shown to meet or exceed code minimums for STC/IIC ratings for dwelling separations without the use of gypsum underlayment.
“EXACOR panels offer structural characteristics approaching wood along with fire-resistance and sound ratings that can eliminate the need for gypsum underlayment, helping building teams save valuable time, resources and money,” said Kate Land, General Manager, MgO Products for Huber Engineered Woods. “We’ve listened to and learned from our trusted builder and architectural partners who align with the Huber philosophy of being curious about what better building could look like. We’re happy to offer yet another innovation for the multifamily and light commercial build site.”
Also unveiled at IBSx was AdvanTech™ X-Factor, a new class of subflooring with a fade resistant, water-shedding surface on a high-performance engineered wood panel.
According to the company, “with a built-in protective top layer, it takes the moisture-resistance teams expect from an AdvanTech panel to the next level and pairs well with AdvanTech™ subfloor adhesive for a Squeak-Free Guarantee. Unlike common OSB and plywood panels that can show flaking, delamination or discoloration from exposure to daily jobsite stress, AdvanTech X-Factor protects the panel surface quality and appearance. The built-in, watershedding top layer provides a distinctively smooth, even, premium subfloor surface that is marker-friendly and easy to clean.”
“Huber Engineered Woods continues to solve design and construction challenges by reimagining installation and assembly design to reflect our industry’s desire to push high-performance forward,” said Jason Darling, Director of Innovations for Huber Engineered Woods. “AdvanTech X-Factor rounds out our portfolio of category-defining subflooring products and offers builders yet another option to elevate their jobsite and finished product.”