23 Jun 2023 16:16

Dural are proud to have been asked to provide flooring accessory solutions for many high end retailers and fashion brands. Here we highlight the very prestigious project that took place at Harrods, London. 

Harrods is the world famous department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London. Amazingly the store occupies a 5 acre site and has a huge 330 departments covering over a million sq foot! Without doubt one of the largest and most famous retail stores in the world!


Quality of course was key and Dural were asked to supply both Coloured Movement Joints and Perimeter Joints in 12.5mm stainless steel. The beautiful tiled floor was calculated to be approximately 155m2. When considering such a large expanse of tile it is important to use both Movement Joints and Perimeter Joints. Hard flooring expands and contracts, a Movement Joint prevents the tiles and grout from cracking and deboning. Perimeter Joints are to be placed at the perimeter of the tiling, for example where the tiles border with elevated elements, such as pillars, walls and kerbs. Movement Joint profiles can cope with heavy stresses and distribute them evenly between the foundation and floor covering. They protect hard floor coverings from the stresses that cause cracking, tenting or popping and also prevent conduction of noise from footfall and other bodies.


For a high class finish, coloured movement joints were specified in order to give the room a seamless, high end finish necessary for such a prestigious brand. Coloured Movement Joints are available in any RAL colour and here Dural matched them to the tile colour. They are used in retail space because of their durability and ability to handle a wide range of loadings and constant footfall. All CMJ - Coloured Movement Joints are designed and manufactured to exceed the requirements of BS 5385 and can be used with Slate, Natural Stone and Ceramic tiled floors. Dural also provides highly competent advice and support for any tiling project. No matter how complex the application they can provide the perfect solution, including both products and service.


If you would like further information regarding our Movement Joints or any other product range, please telephone our UK head office on 01924 360110.