Q: What makes Foreverboard better than other drywall or wallboard products? A: Foreverboard is lighter, stronger and environmentally friendly. It is resistant to fire, water, mold, mildew, insects, non-allergenic and non-toxic. It has a smoother finish than gypsum drywall. It can be used in place of drywall, wallboard, ceiling board, backer board, MDF board and many others. It has a level 4 finish. For a Level 5 finish, there is no need to treat the wall as there is no paper surface for potential bubbling, as is the case with gypsum drywall.
Q: If I have a water leak or flood, do I need to replace Foreverboard as I do with drywall? A: No, Foreverboard will not support the growth of mold and mildew so just let it dry out and it's as good as new.
Q: How is Foreverboard environmentally friendly with a negative carbon footprint? A: Foreverboard absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air. This is called carbonation. Over time, it absorbs a minimum of 10 times the amount used to produce the board. This equates to a negative carbon footprint.
Q: Does Foreverboard have EPS (expandable polystyrene) in it?
A: Yes, Foreverboard contains a small amount of EPS.
Q: What is EPS?
A: EPS is an excellent material for construction as it it light yet rigid with good thermal insulation and high impact resistance. EPS can come directly into contact with foodstuffs as it meets all the prevailing international health regulations. As is does not biodegrade, EPS does not contaminate the air or water with gases or hydro soluble substances and is 100% recyclable. ChemicalSafetyFacts.org
Q: Is EPS safe?
A: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPS is perfectly safe under normal consumer use. Both agencies were referring to EPS within bean bag chairs which have the potential to spill out. The small amount of EPS within Foreverboard, besides being recognized by the FDA as safe, is encapsulated withing the magnesium oxide and is not separated out from the finished product. Since the FDA, for decades, has determined that EPS is safe for use in contact with food, it is safe to conclude that it is safe sealed inside wallboard.
Q: How does Foreverboard compare to drywall with regard to drilling, patching and hanging? A: Forever board acts the same as gypsum drywall in these areas except that it has a stronger grip strength to the wall than typical gypsum drywall.
Q: Is there any other product on the market that is like Foreverboard? A: No. Foreverboard is the only wallboard product of its kind and is manufactured in the United States.
Q: What are the benefits of a Magnesium Oxide wallboard. A: The key component in Foreverboard is Magnesium Oxide. The main benefits are fire, moisture, mold and mildew resistance, along with added strength. Magnesium Oxide is a refractory material which means it is physically and chemically stable at high temperatures and gives our boards their freeze/thaw stability. There are no nutritious material in our boards, making them resistant to mold, fungus and insects. The properties of our compounds and the proprietary curing process attributes to the greater strength of Forever board.