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Chipboard

Chipboard can be used for a variety of applications such as floorboards, countertops and lining ceilings due to it's robust nature. The most popular size is 22mm chipboard as this works well for joist centres. Something to consider when purchasing chipboard is the different types such as moisture resistance as this would be ideal for flooring applications.

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  • Caberdek Chipboard P5 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm Caberdek Chipboard P5 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm

    Caberdek Chipboard P5 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm

    The Caberdek Chipboard is 22mm thick, 2400mm x 600mm in size and designed to be used as a flooring panel that surpasses the acoustic building regulations. The panel includes a resilient film that is designed to protect the chipboard from damage caused by...
  • Cabershield Plus Chipboard TG4 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm Cabershield Plus Chipboard TG4 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm

    Cabershield Plus Chipboard TG4 Tongue & Groove Flooring FSC 22 x 2400 x 600mm

    The 22mm 2400 x 600mm Cabershield Chipboard is an excellent choice for both domestic and non-domestic applications, including new builds, offices and schools. The Cabershield has been heavily tested and proven to be an incredibly durable and resilient...
  • Caberfloor Chipboard Moisture Resistant P5 Tongue & Groove

    Caberfloor Chipboard Moisture Resistant P5 Tongue & Groove

    £20.40 - £23.09 (Ex VAT)
    £24.48 - £27.71 (Inc VAT)
    An internal high density structural moisture resistant floor panel, the ideal solution for all domestic and specific commercial flooring

Chipboard

What is chipboard?

Chipboard is made from reconstituted wood, often shavings, chips or sawdust and is held together using natural or synthetic resin and then formed into boards.

Chipboard sheets are an engineered wood product that come in various different sizes and grades and are free from any natural defects. All of our chipboard products have a tongue and grooved connection and can be cut down to size to suit your requirements. To check whether your nearest branch has cutting facilities please have a look at the information within the branch finder.

What is Chipboard used for?

Chipboard can be used for a huge variety of projects from lining ceilings and walls to making cabinets. It is most commonly used as chipboard flooring, creating a base layer to go beneath flooring products such as vinyl, laminate, engineered timber and solid wood. Chipboard loft panels are also popular as a cost effective solution to boarding loft areas so that they’re suitable for storage.

Chipboard comes in various thicknesses and in particular Howarth Timber offer 12mm to 22mm online.

Our two most popular sizes are:

  • 18mm chipboard flooring: The 18mm chipboard sheets are ideal for flooring but make sure to use P5 graded sheets if you need the chipboard to be moisture resistant. Tongue and grooved edges make it easy to connect pieces together.
  • 22mm chipboard flooring: The 22mm chipboard sheets are the thickest chipboard sheets that Howarth Timber offer. Again, you will need to use P5 graded sheets if you need the flooring to be moisture resistant. The tongue and grooved edges make this product particularly easy to work with.

Grading.

There are different grades of chipboard available and Howarth Timber offer the below options online:

  • P1 is the standard general-purpose grade that is often used in basic building work and joinery.
  • P5 is a structural grade that is moisture resistant, making it a top choice for chipboard flooring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is chipboard used for flooring?
Chipboard is a low-cost material and is strong and durable due to the wood fibres not running uniformly down the wood, making warping, splintering, and splitting less likely.
How to stop chipboard floor creaking?
Remove rogue nails and replace with quality exterior grade screws.
Can you paint chipboard?
Yes, you can paint chipboard. But make sure not to use heavy water or oil-based paints when painting chipboard.