The Genesis MMA Aluminium Movement Joint is a medium duty aluminium movement joint with a fixed, coloured infill made from highly durable polyurethane that provides adequate protection to the edge of the floor coverings for pedestrian and light mechanical traffic, e.g. feet, trolleys etc.
The Genesis MMA Aluminium Movement Joint is supplied in 2.5 metre lengths and is available in with either a black or grey infill. Each colour is available in either 10mm or 12mm internal height sizes.
Where to use:
Movement Joints such as the Genesis MMA Aluminium Movement Joint must be installed in certain areas and positions to prevent tiles debonding from the substrate, industry guidelines suggest that the maximum field should be no more than 10m in each direction but in practice, depending on the individual applications it tends to between 5-8m. British Standards (BS) 5385 covers the requirements and methods for movement joints applications. Part 3: 1989-Section 3-19.1.1 states the building designer should assess the magnitude of any stresses and decide where movement joints should be located taking into consideration all the relevant factors. Movement Joints must be installed directly above any changes in substrate or movement joints/gaps in the substrate.
1. Ensure the correct depth of Genesis MMA Aluminium Movement Joint profile is selected according to the tile depth.
2. Using a suitable notched trowel spread tile adhesive onto the floor in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines.
3. Bed the profile firmly into the adhesive in the correct location – make sure that the adhesive penetrates the holes in the flange.
4. Spread the adhesive over the anchoring legs and bed the tiles firmly into the adhesive (best practice is for the profile to be approximately 1mm lower than the tile).
5. A grout joint should be left between the tile and the profile.
To achieve the most favourable performance, please follow the maintenance instructions below.
1. Regular maintenance of the profile will help prolong the life of the Genesis MMA Aluminium Movement Joint. A build up of dirt and grease can prove hazardous and also affect the appearance of the profile.
2. Firstly, any excess dirt should be removed by using a quality vacuum cleaner or a soft bristle brush. A harsh bristle will mark the material.
3. The movement joint profile should then be cleaned by using a soap-less, neutral detergent in warm water on a damp cloth. They should then be rinsed with clean water, again using a soft, damp cloth.
4. Polishes will reduce anti-slip properties and solvent cleaners are not suitable.