Hardboard is a raw fibreboard produced through the process of hot press. The fibres in the outer layer often go through the process of extra shredding to ensure a stable and dense surface of the board. In order to improve the water-resistant qualities of the board, paraffin is usually added to the mixture. Similarly, to ensure a better durability, extra bonding solutions are added, like starch, rosin, and synthetic resin. Hardboard is most easily comparable to natural wood when looking at its qualities as it is able to keep all the positive qualities of wood. Furthermore, Harboard is considered a warm material. Harboard is widely used in construction and construction industry, both as wind-protection under the roof and sheathing under the lower flooring. Moreover, it can be used as an extra heat insulation layer underground, for inner living and many other construction works, including the back walls of furniture, surface layer of window frames, packaging, and art installations.
- Uniform surface, fibres are not oriented in any direction
- Dense but breathable material
- Easy to use in further processing and easily installed
- Can be used as an additional material in insulation
- Lower price