Our Movement Joint infills are supported by metal side profiles. These are either aluminium, stainless steel or brass. The choice of supporting profile is largely dictated by the degree of edge protection required from the traffic over the floor.
Just as we can reduce the visual impact of the infill by colour co ordinating with the tiled surface. The metal profiles can also be treated to reduce this even further.
We offer two extra services, (at extra cost), Anodisation or Powder coating.
Anodising is available in a limited number of colours but provides a very durable sear surface. This process is commonly used on floor profiles where traffic is directly in contact with the treated surface. An example would be Door plates in anodised aluminium subject to high levels of traffic.
Powder coating is less durable but is available in the full RAL range of colour choices. We would recommend that a matt finish be chosen for this treatment. A gloss effect can show scratching for traffic grit and become unsightly and highlight uneven wear.
Powder coating is excellent if the aesthetic appearance of the floor is of paramount importance. However we recommend that great care is taken during installation to ensure the longevity of the product.
Key points are:
1. Select the correct depth of profile to ensure that on installation the top edge of the movement joint is slightly – 1mm to 2mm below the tile surface. This prevents direct contact with traffic passing over the joint.
2. The profiles fixing flange must be fully embedded in the tile adhesive. Any voids in this area creates unequal stress loading and could distort the profile on extension.
We have supplied many treated profiles without complaint or problem however because of conditions of use are beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the surface treatment against wear.
We would recommend that anyone interested in the above treatments to CONTACT US