The use of magnesium dates back to the construction of the Great Wall of China and the Roman Empire. But back in the days, it was mixed with mortar for construction purposes. As we moved into the 20th century, this construction material was replaced by Portland cement, which was cheaper for construction companies.
Due to the low-quality and less durability of gypsum boards and Portland cement, the magnesium oxide board took over the construction industry and has been ruling it for the last two decades. MgO boards boast a variety of characteristics that make them one of a kind, including excellent water and fire resistance, excellent impact strength and bending flexibility, and long-lasting durability.
Keeping all these outstanding attributes in mind, let’s look at the different applications of magnesium oxide boards in the construction industry.
The magnesium oxide board is graded A1 on a scale of fire resistance. It’s used as a fire protectant for insulating metallic structures from high temperatures that may lead to a fire. This process of covering metal structures with MgO boards is referred to as column cladding, which is the most common application of magnesium oxide boards in construction. MgO boards are also used in cladding HVAC ductwork because of high resistance to moisture and water damage. Traditionally, cladding was done using gypsum or plywood boards, but they would cause bacteria and mold growth. MgO board, on the other hand, eliminates all such risks, with unparalleled insulation and fire protection.
Have a look at how MgO boards are made fire-resistant during production.
MgO boards are also commonly applied inside homes as wall panels. Most homes built in the United States have plumbing water lines located behind the walls. If there’s any leakage in the water lines, MgO boards protect your home structure because they are waterproof and damp proof. In contrast, if the walls are made using gypsum boards or Portland cement, they can quickly get damp, weakening your home’s structural integrity and causing mold growth, which can further lead to health conditions.
Furthermore, MgO boards are commonly used inside music production houses and gymnasiums for soundproofing and in restaurants and chemical laboratories for fire protection and flame retardance.
Magnesium oxide boards are incredibly suited for a variety of roofing underlayment. In contrast to gypsum, plywood, Portland cement, and other board types, MgO boards offer excellent benefits, such as water resistance during heavy rainfalls, high insulation that improves HVAC functioning, and heat preservation that reduces energy bills. Furthermore, MgO board installation is far easier than any other board type because of its lightweight. They also reduce the need for many ceiling repairs with their high strength and excellent durability.
Whether you require MgO boards for interior wall panels, ceilings, column cladding, roofing underlayment, duct covers, prefab construction, or interior designing—Magnesium Matrix Science and Technology (Group) Co., Ltd can provide you with high-quality MgO boards to meet all your construction needs. They offer a wide range of MgO boards for exterior cement sheathing, concrete subfloor panels, exterior wall sheathing, flooring, boundary walls for high rise buildings, and many more.