Uninsulated floors bearing on or suspended over the ground, or over unheated areas, can be responsible for significant heat loss from a building.
In addition to reducing the heat loss, good floor insulation significantly helps to increase overall levels of comfort by ensuring the internal temperature remains controlled despite fluctuating external temperatures.
The compressive strength requirements will determine which variant of Ravatherm XPS X is most appropriate. Ranging from 300 kPa to 700 kPa, Ravatherm XPS X is suitable for everything from residential flooring to cold stores to aircraft hangars.
Ravatherm XPS X ensures efficient and safe thermal insulation within the floor structure of buildings.
Uninsulated floors bearing on or suspended over the ground, or over unheated areas, can be responsible for significant heat loss.
As well as reducing the heat loss, good floor insulation significantly helps to increase overall levels of comfort by ensuring a positive internal temperature gradient as heat rises. An insulated floor utilises heat storage capacity of the overlying construction more effectively.
Ravatherm XPS X offers several advantages for insulation of floor structures:
• High load-bearing capacity due to high compressive strength and E-modules
• Reduced thickness of load-distributing layer (screed)
• Long-term low thermal conductivity
• Simple floor build-up
• Easy and fast installation
• Safe long-term floor structure.
High-strength extruded polystyrene thermal insulation products such as Ravatherm XPS X can be used to insulate floor structures.
Regardless of the function and construction of the building, they can be inserted above or below the ground bearing concrete slab.
Thermal insulation placed beneath the concrete slab is continuously exposed to intensive stresses and load caused by:
• Daily use (movement of vehicles, forklift trucks, weight of high shelved racks, machines, industrial equipment)
• Static load (load transferred from adjacent building structures)
• Dynamic load (starting, braking, vibration)
• Mechanical load generated during construction phase
Cold Store Floors
Ravatherm XPS X combines high compressive strength, low moisture uptake and exceptional lambda values into a product ideally suited for a range of applications including cold stores.
Efficient thermal insulation is an important aspect of any cold-storage facility’s floor structure, helping to maintain the correct internal temperature, as well as saving precious energy.
To learn more, please visit the E-Learning: Introduction to Ravatherm XPS X module.