What is LUX ELEMENTS polystyrene hard foam?

  • Hard foam support elements from LUX ELEMENTS enable you to create entire rooms or areas for wellness and spa facilities: for example steam baths, hamams, tepidariums, caldariums or even ice rooms. Moreover, the material can be used to create structural refinements such as window recesses, domed roofs or columns. Its individual design makes every room or area exclusive. Round shapes are also possible.
  • Cut into segments which fit together precisely and which can be assembled on site within a short time, even large objects can be constructed quickly. The final surface design of the hard foam support elements with selected plasters or ceramics produces an individual room or area, which radiates a feeling of comfort and harmony.
  • Since 1981 hard foam support elements from LUX ELEMENTS have been successful in practical use and have proved themselves there to this day. As a modern building material, the ORIGINAL must fulfil high requirements. This includes always meeting current technical standards and trends and being flexible. This is why we place great importance on continuous development of the ORIGINAL and the extension of a modern, system-oriented product range.

Should the hard foam support elements be sealed?

  • Depending on the water load our LUX ELEMENTS hard foam support elements should be sealed at least against brackish water for hygienic reasons.

What must I consider when installing a steam outlet?

  • When installing a steam outlet into our LUX ELEMENTS hard foam support elements it should be taken into account that the hard foam should not be heated above 75°C. For this reason the conduit which leads from the steam generator to the steam outlet must be thermally insulated.
  • COL-AK can be used to obtain an adequate stable adhesion to our LUX ELEMENTS hard foam support elements for expected temperatures of up to 75°C.
  • In case of higher temperatures a mortar of the mortar group III should be used. When connecting the steam outlet to a sealing please make sure that the flange of the steam outlet is as large as possible.

What must I keep in mind concerning lighting?

  • On installation of lighting into our LUX ELEMENTS hard foam support elements please consider that the hard foam must not be heated above 75°C. Therefore, particularly suited is LED technology as well as glass fibre lighting. When connecting the lighting to a sealing please check that the flange of the lighting is as large as possible.

What kind of tile adhesives can I use?

  • According to the type of tile and degree of stress level adhesives of suitable quality (e.g. COL-FBK or COL-FLEX) should be used. For glass mosaic tiles we recommend to choose a mosaic with a front-mount adhesive film which is laid using epoxy-based materials for adhesive and grouting.

What must I consider in terms of fire protection?

  • In general the coated hard foam used should meet the specifications of fire class B-s3 d0 according to DIN EN 13501-1.
  • The entire coated hard foam system should thus be flame retardant and no burning material should fall off.

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