In order to select the right Movement Joint for your project the following criteria needs to be considered:
1. Weight load and traffic over the joint
Car Showrooms, Supermarkets and Retail premises are typical projects where aluminium based Movement Joints are used. They provide good movement accommodation and excellent tile edge protection.
For commercial and industrial use where the weight over the joint is high such as areas where forklift trucks and loaded heavy pallet trucks opperate, Stainless Steel supported Movement Joints are a better choice. Stainless Steel is also recommended in areas where chemicals are present such as swimming pools and food production units where an aggressive cleaning regime is required.
Brass based Movement Joints whilst being strong and having a high resistance to chemical attack are less popular and are chosen more for their traditional appearance.
2. Colour co-ordination
Every project has a design theme and a lot of time and effort is spent choosing the right type and colour for a floor covering. It is often an unwelcome design aesthetic to have a Movement Joint standing out in a beautiful sweeping floor design but Movement Joints MUST go where Movement Joints must go to protect the floor.
1. Select the type of profile your floor needs
2. Decide on the infill colour that best suits your tile surface ( or grout ). You can quote a RAL reference or send us a small piece of material for a colour match.
The result will be a Movement Joint that won’t clash or intrude on your design.
Minimum quantity – 1 x 2.5 metre length
Delivery time – Bespoke colours are normally 3 working days and Stock Colours next day to site
All profiles are sized accordingly to their internal dimentions. The fixing flange is the depth of the adhesive bed. Therefore for a 10 mm thick tile, order a 10mm Movement Joint. The movement Joint is actually slightly larger at 11.5 mm overall ( to allow for the adhesive). This creates a situation where the surface of the movement Joint is slightly below that of the tile. Confused? Well don’t worry, we know what we are doing – Just tell us the thickness of your floor covering when you order.
MOVEMENT JOINT SIZES
WHEN AND WHERE TO USE MOVEMENT JOINTS