CS Tile Guards prevent failures in ceramic or stone tile floors by accommodating continuing building movement caused by expansion and contraction.
Custom Covers for Unique Projects
CS has been helping architects solve complex building movement problems for over 45 years. Since every project has its own special movement criteria, one of our standard designs may not be right for your project. A large percentage of our projects require custom expansion joint covers. The CS team of technical experts can design a custom cover to meet your project’s specific requirements. And with the industry’s only full-scale expansion joint test chamber, we can show you in person that your expansion joint cover will function as designed and will work under real-life conditions. Our test chamber is capable of testing the world’s largest joint covers.
Real metal provides great performance and aesthetics
Withstands heavy rolling loads
Color and UV Stable
CS Tile Guard Movement Control Joints
Tile Guards extend through both the tile and the substrate on which the tile is applied and are designed to accommodate continuing building movement caused by expansion and/or contraction. Tile Guards are installed around the perimeter of floors, around columns, where tile meets other hard materials, at the junction between horizontal and vertical surfaces and at transitions such as corridors and changes in direction.
Why do you need tile guards?
- Ceramic and stone tile floors expand and contract with changes in temperature
- The tile and the substrate beneath it move at different rates
- The larger the area, the higher the coefficient of expansion and contraction
- Tile floors without movement control joints, especially those exposed to sunlight, are vulnerable to failure