Latham Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips with 6mm control section are designed to be used in all adhesive fixed hard flooring applications and are designed to be installed in conjunction with an appropriate tile adhesive.
The table on this page indicates some of the available 6mm tile strip configurations. Illustrations show some of the colour combinations available for neoprene inserts and metal side plates.
Tile Strips are supplied with the following metal sideplate thicknesses: standard brass & aluminium products – 1.5mm thick; stainless steel type 304 – 0.7mm thick. Optional 3mm thick brass and aluminium sideplates are available; specify 3mm brass TSB 3mm or 3mm alumimium TSA 3mm.
Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips are supplied in standard lengths of 1800mm and installed so as to minimise the frequency of butt joints and short lengths. Also 3-way and 4-way butt joint intersections should be avoided Neoprene-X-Pansion Tile Strips should be installed at all locations of stress concentration; at changes in direction; wherever localised movement is anticipated and around rigid and fixed large objects such as columns, stair and lift wells, light posts, across doorways, garden beds, manhole covers and embedded pipe work and anywhere that may impede expansion and contraction of the tiling.
Tile Strips should be installed over control joints or saw-cuts while the adhesive is in a plastic state and trowelled firmly to ensure adequate anchorage. To ensure that the location of joints in the tile work align with existing substrate joints, the tile work joints should be constructed during installation of the mortar and tile beds, rather than by saw-cutting joints after installation.
The joint depth should be appropriate for the combined thickness of the adhesive layer and the tiles, and to prevent the joint protruding above the level of surrounding tile work.