In addition to the full heating system, houses need additional insulation so that the walls are not impaired. The modern building market offers a wide range of products to ensure a more comfortable stay in a country house. One of these is insulation. Rockwool has long produces mineral wool products for different purposes.
The most popular includes a series of basalt plates “Kavita Batts”. It has not only thermal, but also protective properties, since at the expense of an additional layer the external walls receive additional strength. In this article we will talk about the advantages and minuses of products, consider their technical characteristics and scope of application.
Kuvii Batts is a thermoplit from mineral wool. Such materials have elevated characteristics and include a large number of useful properties. Rockwool’s developers have created a unique product in their functions, which has practically no analogues, as it became the “last word” in the construction industry. All Rockwool thermal powers are made from basalt having high density.
This material is optimal for the insulation of the walls, as it has a reduced level of temperature melting.
Production of mineral wool slabs occurs by mirroring basalt in high temperature furnaces, after which special resins add to the fibers of the fibers of raw materials and the formation of the final result – mineral wool. The resulting material has a lot of advantages, the main of which is ease. Plates have a very slight weight, so they are easy to transport and lay them. Moisture resistance and vapor permeability of products are also very important advantages, especially for our latitudes.
Thanks to the rectangular shape of the slab simply mount. The bioscistance of thermoblocks prevents the appearance of mold and fungi, and also makes the material absolutely unsuitable for eating rodents or insects. Basalt Wat does not burn – this is a huge plus, thanks to which Kuvii Batts plates are completely fireproof. In addition to the above pluses, the environmental friendliness of a material should also be indicated that does not harm nature and human health.
Rockwool products have optimal specifications, thanks to which it is difficult to find any minus, but some features of the stove are still. One of the cons “Kavita Batts” is reduced density. In this case, it is necessary to take into account the absence of a strong load, so the large density of the product could strongly affect the cost, which is not low. This is another drawback of the product that fully pays off its quality.
Despite moisture resistance, the thermopletes still accumulate a small amount of moisture due to the passage of steam. Accumulating quite slowly, but this feature should also be taken into account.
Development of the technical properties of Kuvii Batts occurred taking into account modern technologies and for certain purposes. Mineral wool plates have reduced thermal conductivity. In the laboratories Rockwool, the following experiment was produced: a burner with an open flame was applied to the block, only the place of contact of the fire with the surface was slightly heated, while the rest retained its standard temperature. The maximum indicator is 0.038 W / (M · K).
“Kaviti Batts” is much easier than their analogues, but low weight affects the density of the material. This indicator of a thermoplit with a thickness of 50 mm is only 45 kg / m3. This indicator is not considered bad, but absolutely not suitable for the use of blocks in places, in addition to the walls or roof.
You can not use “Cavii Batts” in structures with heavy load and voltage – this prohibition is also specified in the instructions.
The indicator of the wagonability of the insulation is a maximum of 2% of the total volume of the plate. The manufacturer releases sixteen types of insulation with a standard length and width of 100 * 60 centimeters, the difference is only in thickness, which varies from 5 to 20 centimeters. Depending on the thickness of the block in the package, it may be from 2 to 10 panels. The level of vapor permeability of the material is 0.30 mg / (m · h · par), which is quite a bit, and is an excellent indicator for a similar product.
Kaviti Batts are intended for insulation of three-layer structures of brick or concrete. In this case, the first layer will be the carrier material that is stronger than others and takes on the main burden. The second layer will be a MEERALLOVATE GROUP OF ROCKWOOL, which is placed on the surface and fix. The final will be a facing layer that captures the insulation. It can be made of facing brick, plasterboard plate or moisture-proof panel.
As a rule, this design acts as an external framework frame. Such layers are not created for indoor rooms, as it is too expensive.
The outer wall with the insulation “Kavita Batts” will have increased strength, insulation and reliable protection against atmospheric phenomena and other impacts.
The process of laying mineral wool slabs “Kavita Batts” is simple enough – it can even make a newcomer in repair business. Each package is a detailed instruction on the use of goods. However, in case of self-satisfaction, it is better to turn to professionals.
First of all, the basis for installation should be prepared: the surface must be cleaned from dust and dirt, fill the existing cracks or irregularities and eliminate the protrusions. After careful cleaning there is a primer process for final wall alignment.
Next, a special adhesive solution is applied to the thermopanel, after which the stove is fixed on the wall. During the preparation of glue, you should also carefully examine the instructions and not mistaken in the ratio of mixture and water. It is recommended not to dissolve all the packaging at once, as the mixture is quickly frozen – it is better to prepare a solution of parts. Thus, you can not only save the tool, but also facilitate the process of laying.
Some masters advise additionally fix blocks with dowels or screws, but it may disrupt the integrity of the material and reduce its technical properties.
After soaring glue, the insulation is closed by a third facing layer. On this installation process ends.
Rockwool’s product popularity has provided a large number of Internet reviews. Opinions of buyers about the thermoplittes “Kavita Batts” positive. Users are satisfied with high quality product and its technical characteristics. Large plus consider small weight plates and their convenient rectangular shape. These qualities provide not only easy transportation of the material, but also the simplicity of installation.
Low thermal conductivity of the material is also noted, and high fire safety. They provide the integrity of not only the entire structure, but also many values inside it. The environmental friendliness and bioscistance Thermoplit is also considered important advantages, since due to these properties the material does not harm the environment and the health of the inhabitants.
Among the shortcomings, buyers allocate only the high price of goods, but it fully justifies the production spent high-quality materials.
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