Expansion joint or control joints are a real problem in the commercial floorcovering industry because if it’s not installed correctly the floorcovering will break down at this point very quickly. There are however many different options that can be used successfully to rectify, below are some of those options:
- Aluminium or brass expansion joint covers
These particular joint systems can depending on the specification allow for vertical and horizontal movement and are the cover of choice in the major retail sector ie supermarket and department store fitouts.
- PVC covers
The PVC covers are a cheap but effective way of expansion joint control they do allow for small amounts of vertical or horizontal movement and do allow vinyl flooring to be welded to it to create a impervious surface. However were its expected the movement will surpass approx. 3mm they aren’t really the system of choice