SHERA Floor Planks offer a perfect decking material with their beautiful wood grain profiles and colours, routing lines and edges. Suitable in a variety of external/internal decking applications SHERA Floor Planks are perfect for all your decking needs.
Using water, sand, cement and cellulose fibres, combined with SHERA's unique autocloave treatment during the curing process, the end result is a very strong and durable fibre cement composite material, extremely light weight for it's strength!
The perfect alternative to traditional wood decking, SHERA Floor Plank is easy to maintain, tough, rot and fire resistant. SHERA Floor Plank is a unique fibre cement composite consisting of natural fibres bonded tightly in a high-grade silicate structure. The result is a material that is highly durable, flexible, water resistant, fire proof, resistant to insects and chemical corrosion. SHERA Floor Planks can be used in all kinds of interior and exterior decking applications in a wide variety of building types.
TIMBER FRAME STRUCTURES
Frame timber should be hardwood.
Frames should meet standard decking construction requirements.
The recommended sizing of timber frames are listed below.
|Span Length of Beam (Metres)||Timber Joist Spacing: 400mm||Timber Joist Spacing: 500mm|
|<2.00||1½” x 4”||1½” x 4”|
|> 2.00 - 3.00||1½” x 6”||1½” x 6”|
|> 3.00 - 4.00||1½” x 8”||1½” x 8”|
|> 4.00 - 5.00||2” x 8”||2” x 8”|
STEEL FRAME STRUCTURES
Steel used should meet normal construction standards and be securely connected to the steel beams to prevent loosening of screws when subjected to heavy loads.
The recommended sizes of steel frames are listed below.
|Span Length of Beam (m)||Span Length of Sub Beam (m)||Steel Joist Spacing 4000mm||Steel Joist Spacing 5000mm|
|< 2.00||-||C 100x50x20x2.3||C 100x50x20x2.3|
|> 2.00 - 3.00||≤1.50||C 100x50x20x2.3||C 100x50x20x2.3|
|> 3.00 - 4.00||≤2.00||C 150x55x20x3.2||C 150x75x20x3.2|
|> 4.00 - 5.00||≤2,00||C 150x75x20x3.2||C 150x75x20x3.2|
When installing SHERA Floor planks with tile adhesive the level of the floor should be approximately 30mm lower than the planned level of SHERA Floor Plank.
The recommended thickness of the adhesive is approximately 5-6mm.
SHERA Floor Plank comes with a range of accessories such as screws for steel and wood base frames, plus SHERA Screw Plugs and SHERA Touchup Paint.
SHERA Floor Plank can be installed using self drilling or pre-drilled holes with regular screws and cut using an electric power saw with a diamond blade.
SHERA Floor Plank is designed for use with the correct frame materials and installation as well as ‘normal’ levels of uniform loads.
Typical load bearing data can be seen below.
|Thickness Tolerance||+ 1.5 mm|
|Density||1300 – 1350 kg/m3|
|Modulus of Rupture||≥ 14.0 MPa (Wet)|
|Modulus of Elasticity||3100|
|Water Absorption||< 35%|
|Moisture Content||< 15%|
|Fire Resistance Properties|
|Fire Propagation Index||I = 0.1|
|Surface Spread of Flame||Class 1|
|Reaction to Fire Classification||A2-s1, d0|
|Fire Resistance Properties|
|Warm Water Resistance||Pass|
|Heat / Rain Resistance||Pass|
|Soak / Dry Resistance||Pass|