While connecting different types of floors, eg wooden boards with tiles or carpets with laminated panels, it is necessary to ensure proper surface dilatation in the previously prepared expansion joints. The use of two different materials, one of which is a continuously working material (eg wood) requires an appropriate expansion gap, which can't be too small or too large. The optimum width of the expansion joints is not less than 5mm and not more than 10mm. The cork expansion strips compensate for the "work" of the floor and provide strain relief in places where there may be warping and deformation of the surface. The cork is used to fill it, as this material isn't only an aesthetic finish on the floor, but also plays a very important roll - it absorbs all stresses related to floor work. The high elasticity of the natural cork means that it can be repeatedly compressed when the floor becomes wet and stretched when it is lost. Cork expansion strips used for expansion gaps excellently regulate movement between wood and laminate as well as floors made of other materials.
Vitrex expansion strips made from our cork, are resistant to crushing, temperature and humidity changes and biodegradation. What is the most important for our customers, however, is that it is a completely ecological and natural smooth raw material. Elastic cork expansion strips are cut during the assembly with a classic, sharp wallpaper knife. Cork is glued into the expansion joint in such a way that the side in contact with the ground is not permanently attached to it, allowing the cork to work freely. Therefore, apply the adhesive only to the side surfaces of the stopper. After pasting the cork expansion cork strip into the gap, it is worth covering the skirting with protective varnish for the natural cork or wood in order to protect the material against contact with dirt and water, and always look neat. Are you looking for a cork stripes with other dimensions? Check the remaining sizes of our Vitrex expansion cork strips or send a request for battens with non-standard dimensions. Cork floor sealers can be cut with a usual wallpaper knife when installed. Cork expansion joint has to be placed in the dilatation gap in such a manner that the side that touches the surface was not bound with it. That is why the glue is applied only to the sides of the cork. After gluing the dilatation in the the gap it is worth finishing it with cork or wood protective laminate to protect it from dirt and water.
Using Vitrex expansion cork strips that we offer ensures constant enjoyment of your floor which allows comfortable use in harmony with nature and your health.