IBS Hardboard Standard & Tempered

Hardboard, also called high-density fiberboard (HDF), is a type of fiberboard, which is an engineered wood product with no grain, stronger and more dense than softboard or MDF.

IBS High-density Hardboard is an impact and indent resistant, high-density  hardboard, manufactured from FSC certified eucalyptus using wood fibres, heat, water and pressure. It is manufactured to have a Super E0 formaldehyde emission rating and has no added chemicals or resins. IBS high-density hardboard is available in four variations (standard, pegboard, tempered and flooring underlay).

IBS Hardboard Underlay is a high-density fibreboard that provides a flat, uniform, indent resistant base for all vinyl floor type coverings. It is specifically designed to be used over strip timber, particleboard, plywood, and concrete floors.

  • Category
    Wall & Ceiling Finishes
  • Country of origin
    New Zealand
  • Installation
    Professional installation recommended
Scope of use

IBS High-Density Hardboard intended use

Intended use for IBS High-Density Hardboard are:

  • For internal use in protected areas
  • For all uses where a high quality, paintable face finish is required
  • As a flooring underlay.
  • Highly impact resistant
  • Smooth, grain less and knotless
  • Does not split, crack, or splinter
  • Very safe to cut and easy to install
  • Multi-use product
  • Tidy up that work area with our prefinished pegboard
  • Climate resistant A grade WBP Phenolic glue line
  • 120gm/m2 Stora-Enso Dynea Paper overlay for the best finish
  • Re-use at least 5-8 times each side provided it is looked after and used as instructed
  • IBS HARDCORE FORMPLY is painted with a water resistant paint on all edges
  • Anti-abrasive, wrinkle resistant and anti-erosive film face
  • Reduces costs and gives you a great high quality finish
  • Ticks all the right boxes in testing and comes from a sustainable renewable resource


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Since 1993, IBS has been working with the top building product panel producers in the world to bring New Zealand a panel product range that help Kiwis build better. IBS source high quality flat panel products from only the best suppliers around the world. Our products are tested and certified to comply with New Zealand building codes and standards, to ensure all products supplied are fit for purpose. We also make sure our products are supplied from a third party certified sustainable renewable source.