How to identify the correct face to be installed on ModWood XTREME GUARD

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Did you know ModWood XTG is the only narrow board on the market with a slip rating of 5?

The heavily embossed face has been manufactured to a P5 anti-slip rating so it’s important to know that the heavily embossed (rough texture) surface is to be installed facing upwards to achieve this rating.

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Which side up is to be installed for Grooved edge board?

The grooved edge board has been designed and manufactured so that the heavily embossed (rough texture) surface is to be installed facing upwards.

The reasons for this include:-

  1. The heavily embossed face has been manufactured to a P5 anti-slip rating.
  2. The bottom of the board has a very light embossed surface, it does not have an anti-slip rating.

You can readily identify which is the correct face to be installed by running your hand over the board surface. The correct face to be used is heavily embossed and has a rough texture. The reverse face has very little embossing and is quite smooth. Along the length of the board edge we have an ink jet message with the date of manufacture details and an arrow. By installing the board so the arrow is pointing up, you have correctly installed the P5 surface facing upwards.

It is important that the installer is observant whilst installing the correct face up to avoid having to remove boards at a later stage.

Which side up is to be installed for Square edge board?

The solid square edge board has been designed and manufactured so that the heavily embossed (rough texture) face is to be installed facing upwards.

The reasons for this include:-

  1. The heavily embossed face has been manufactured to a P5 anti-slip rating.
  2. The embossed pattern on the bottom, is typically less uniform than the top of the board.

Along the length of the board edg,e there is an ink jet message with the date of manufacture details. Included in this message is an arrow which indicates which surface is to be installed facing upwards.

Note: the reverse face has a slightly less emboss pattern. When the boards are installed vertically

i.e. for a screen, it makes the two faces look similar in appearance. It is important that the installer is observant whilst installing the correct face up to avoid having to remove boards at a later stage.

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