Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips
Available in brass, aluminium & stainless steel
Latham Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips are cost effective pavement movement control systems that are fast, efficient, and easy to install, leaving no mess and providing a vandal resistant, attractive, permanent and maintenance free means of accommodating movement.
Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips are manufactured under strict factory controlled conditions using high quality brass, aluminium or stainless steel plates bonded to a quality air channelled neoprene core. They are designed specially for installation in ornamental and architectural hard paving, to control the opening of floor joints during expansion and contraction. They absorb tile and paving growth and minimise edge erosion and cracking. Tile strips are delivered to the site ready for installation. They replace the previously recognised and outmoded, difficult to effect liquid poured construction and isolation joints, which were often omitted from the paving due to problems and cost in producing a satisfactory joint on site.
Tile strips should be installed in controlled floor bays at all stress points. In particular, to isolate columns, lift wells and escalators, at all direction changes, the floor perimeter, centre lines of columns, and across door openings. Other areas include changes in levels, against all restraining surfaces and on suspended floors where flexing is likely to occur, particularly over supporting walls and beams. Tile Strips are 1800mm in length and are designed to be installed over control joints or saw cuts while the tile adhesive is in a plastic state. Once the tile strip is installed the adhesive should be trowelled firmly to ensure adequate anchorage.
Before selection all usage factors must be taken into consideration including technical characteristics of the chosen paving material. However for internal applications, bay sizes in general have been 4.5 metre x 4.5 metre grids with special consideration being given to site conditions. External paving bays are reduced to 3 metres x 3 metres with the installation of 12mm wide tile strips being considered. Special Application Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips are available and are custom made to suit some special conditions.