SETTING OUT & MOVEMENT JOINTS

Installation should be related to the siting of movement joints. Movement joints should be detailed on working drawings by the engineer should be strictly adhered to.

Movement in the structure or substrate is the most common cause of a reduced lifecycle of a floor system. Planning for anticipated and/or expected movement is challenging and often overlooked. Cracks may occur when forces either externally, internally within a building, or as a result of chemical changes within the building’s materials are greater than the floor system can withstand. Fibonacci Stone recommends contractors consult the building’s structural engineer to obtain confirmation of the expected movement of the building and the substrate prior to installation.

When installing terrazzo tiles Fibonacci Stone recommends LATHAM Proprietary joints www.latham-australia.com in accordance with the relevant standard. For latest information about Australian Standards or to obtain a copy a standard go to www.saiglobal.com

Sometimes it is necessary for their positioning to be left to the discretion of the contractor. In such circumstances consult a LATHAM specialist www.latham-australia.com

The Fibonacci Stone technical support team is available to assist you in determining the best practice for your installation. For more information telephone 1300 342 662 or email at info@fibonaccistone.com.au