To ensure the safety of your home, particularly behind a gas cooktop, calcium silicate board is very suitable for the application. Calcium silicate board is cement sheeting that has been designed specifically to provide a heat resistant barrier to protect any combustible surface such as wall studs in case of fire.
Why use calcium silicate board?
Calcium silicate board must be fireproof which meaning that it is easy to handle, can be fixed to a variety of stud widths and suits a number of different cooktops.
How to the calcium silicate board installed?
To install the calcium silicate board, cut out a cavity in the plasterboard directly behind the cooktop. The gap between the calcium silicate board and the surrounding substrate can be a maximum of 1-2mm on each side. Fix the calcium silicate board to the studs using appropriate screws.