Designing and building a retail outlet is a vastly different challenge when compared to, let’s say, a home or an office. There are so many factors to consider – from being compliant with building codes, and health and safety laws, to choosing building materials that are not only cost-effective to install and maintain, but also have the durability to withstand years and years of heavy use.
And have we mentioned that a retail outlet needs to have curb appeal as well? Nobody likes to do their shopping from a place that looks like it’s falling apart or is still under construction. So is there a building material that can enhance the safety of your retail outlet, while simultaneously boosting its curb appeal? Well, what you’re looking for is MgO wall boards, and here’s why.
MgO Wall Boards Have Great Fire Resistance
Magnesium oxide wall boards are non-combustible and provide excellent fire-proof performance. In addition to having a flame-combustion time of zero, magnesium oxide doesn’t burn even at temperatures as high as 800℃. Provided that the partition system is built with high-quality keel, the duration of fire resistance of magnesium oxide wall boards can be as long as 3 hours. Furthermore, the material can also absorb a lot of heat caused by the fire, which delays the spreading of ambient heat.
Magnesium oxide plates are also free of formaldehyde, benzene, asbestos and other toxic elements which can be highly hazardous in case of a fire.
Excellent Seismic Absorption Capabilities
Compared to traditional building materials such as wood, cement and gypsum, magnesium oxide has a significantly higher tensile strength and seismic absorption capabilities. MgO plates are incredibly lightweight, having a density of just 1-1.2grams/cm3. They can reduce the weight of an interior wall by up to 60%. This means that the material will be able to hold its structural integrity better in the event of an earthquake.
When it comes to MgO wall boards, there’s a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from. You can opt for natural wood textures, wood grain, natural stone and a lot more. This also makes it easier to give your outlet a design theme that is accordance with your brand.
Magmatrix is a trusted supplier of non-combustible, moisture and fire-resistant, asbestos-free Magnesium oxide and magnesium sulphate panels and boards that can be used as drywall, partitions and sheathing boards. Get in touch with us for more information.