Structaflor FAQ

How long can you leave structaflor exposed to the elements?

Structaflor may be exposed to the weather for up to 5 months, however it is always advisable to enclose the building as soon as possible after laying the floor. Any ponded water should be removed as soon as practicable. This can be achieved by drilling holes of 8mm maximum diameter at not less than 1 metre spacing through the floor. Where ponding occurs sweep water away.

Is Structaflor lighter in weight to other particleboard flooring?

Yes – Structaflor is 11% lighter in weight per sheet making it easier to carry and lift.

How wide is Structaflor – Yellowtongue – Redtongue?

Structaflor is now 800mm wide making it easier to carry and lift.

What joist spacing do you use for Structaflor Yellowtongue?


What is the joist spacing for Structaflor Red and Bluetongue?


How do I reduce squeaking floors?

Screwing is preferable to nailing and flexible adhesive is preferable to rigid adhesive. Flexible adhesive allows for movement in building structure and minimises risk of Squeaky Floor. Screwing ensures a tighter fix between the joist and the flooring.

Should ceramic tiles be fixed directly to Structaflor?

No - Fibre cement underlay sheets should be used between Structaflor and the ceramic tiles.

How do you remove minor swelling if Structaflor has had prolonged exposure to the weather.

Sanding - Minor swelling that may result due to prolonged exposure to weathering (resulting from the hygro-expansivity of particleboard) can be removed by sanding following the enclosure of the building. The depth of material removed shall not exceed the following: (i) 1mm – Over the general panel area (ii) 2mm – Within 50mm of any supported edge.