Joint fillers are available in various types. Most common joint fillers are used in flooring are some form of expansion joints which will help in maximizing the effect of expansion and contraction over certain time. This will help the floor in maintain their original appearance while shifting. These kind of joints include some sort of joint filler materials, which helps to keep away the dirt and wastes. Rubber, caulk or foam inserts etc. are few types of joint fillers.
Due to the change in climatic condition there is possibility of floor shifting, leading to cracks and other indication of damage. This filler helps to control the risk of stumbling over expansion joints. This makes floor to appear clean.
The most common type of junction fillers for indoor is Caulk which is made out of silicon or latex. Caulk is one of the easy and affordable filler of any size and shape. This is available in multiple colors and can be painted to match the surrounding surface. The drawback of the caulk is it durability. It may crack out and dry out etc.
Rubber and foam inserts are one of the most and easy installation joint filler. This comes in sheet or roll form and can cut into the size or shape according to the requirement in the field. One of the top most advantage in installing this kind of joint filler is less messy compared to caulk and easy to install. This material come as water proof and can be cleaned easily. It looks glamour’s on floor.
For more durability and longevity in industrial area and in out- door space it’s always better to install asphalt-based materials. This kind of fillers is popular in walkways and concrete patios. Compared to caulk or foam, asphalt-based filler withstand against the harsh chemical elements, moisture and climatic changes. The negative impact of this kind of joint filler is harmful to health and environment because they are extracted from fossil fuel.
Few expansion joints don’t require any sort of joint fillers. In massive concrete applications like bridge and roads, interlocking teeth will be fixed to flex as they interact. This kind of filers creates lot of noise and this serves as the required filler.
There are certain wired ways that your joint will be damaged. You should not put lot of pressure on the portion of the attached joints and there is possibility of fillers getting damaged due to unregulated room temperature the most common areas where fillers get damaged easily are near doorways, loading dock areas, most traffic areas. You need keep this thing in mind while performing any sort of function at this area.