PointSIX IS ENGINEERED FOR MOISTURE
edge swell has met its match
PointSIX at a glance
- Patented tapered-edge technology
- In lab tests, reduced edge swell to 0.01 inches— about the thickness of a sheet of paper
- Snug, secure fit with an easy-to-install tongue-and-groove profile
- Proven in 14-day flood test
- 1-Year No-Sand Guarantee and Limited Lifetime Warranty for pointSIX Durastrand Flooring
Introducing pointSIX® from Norbord, a whole new approach to the age-old problem of edge swell. This engineered subfloor solution is designed to accommodate whatever wet stuff the weather serves up thanks to a patented tapered-edge technology that offsets the effects of moisture. The result: floors that go down flat and stay that way.
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EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE. NO COST SURCHARGE. CONFIDENTLY GUARANTEED.
PointSIX benefits for builders are real and remarkable. Not only does pointSIX hold the line on edge swell, it also features a precise tongue-and-groove profile for a secure fit and is APA-approved for structural integrity. Best of all, even though pointSIX technology adds immeasurable value in terms of performance, it is offered … at no extra cost.
To prove its commitment, Norbord offers the most confident warranties in the building industry: a 25-year delamination warranty for pointSIX Flooring and a 50-year delamination warranty and 1-Year No-Sand Warranty for pointSIX Durastrand Flooring.
SMALL TAPER. HUGE DIFFERENCE.
Norbord’s new pointSIX Flooring features a patented tapered-edge technology designed to offset the effects of moisture. It takes its name from research indicating a .6mm taper depth to be most effective in reducing edge swell.
THE PROOF: 14-DAY FLOOD TEST
PointSIX has been extensively researched and tested in Norbord facilities. One rigorous test involved flooding pointSIX floor panels with water for 14 days, simulating severe wet jobsite conditions. The result: After two weeks of flooding, pointSIX Flooring dried out firm and flat, successfully containing edge swell to just 0.01 inches—not much more than a sheet of paper.
Wet weather happens. Wood swells. These are the facts.
PointSIX tapered-edge technology addresses the challenge head-on by milling off a thin layer of surface wood along all four panel edges. With moisture, the wood fibers expand to essentially “fill up to flush” the micro-taper milled into the panel. The resulting reduction in edge swell is dramatic: In laboratory tests, pointSIX outperformed competitive flooring by two-to-one.
SHADES OF PERFECTION: TURQUOISE OR PURPLE
Look for standard pointSIX Flooring (with a turquoise edge) to deliver solid performance when costs count, and premium pointSIX Durastrand Flooring (purple edge) for projects that demand the “best of the best.”
THE DURASTRAND DIFFERENCE
PointSIX Durastrand Flooring, in addition to its tapered- edge technology, goes one step better when it comes to weathering any storm. That’s thanks to its enhanced OSB recipe featuring a proprietary blend of resins and waxes that blocks moisture. For added dimensional strength, these resin-coated strands are layered along the panel length on both faces and crosswise at the core, then bonded tightly together through an application of heat and pressure. Finally, pointSIX Durastrand Flooring panels are cut and profiled, and a specially formulated sealant is applied to each edge.
Norbord is committed to maintaining the integrity of the environment through responsible and sustainable forest management and stewardship.