Profilpas now in Kings Avenue Mall in Cyprus
Kings Avenue Mall is a shopping centre located in the heart of the city of Paphos, a port city overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in western Cyprus. This shopping centre is strategically located as a meeting point for both local residents and tourists. Kings Avenue Mall is a cutting-edge retail building with modern architecture and a stylish and elegant interior.
Profilpas‘ profiles are here too! Specifically, the materials we supplied to this shopping centre are the Cerfix® Projoint DIL expansion joints – extremely functional technical profiles, specially designed to “absorb” the expansions and contractions of the materials under different climatic conditions.
Profilpas expansion joints supplied to Kings Avenue Mall
Thermal expansion is a physical process affecting not only gases and liquids, but also solid materials, which consists of increasing their volume as the temperature increases. The flooring and walls also undergo this physical process and react to thermal expansion at both surface and structural level as the volumes expand and contract. These movements must not be blocked, but supported.
This is why Profilpas created Projoint DIL, a range of expansion joints suitable for laying ceramic flooring, which is usually affected by these movements. These expansion joints are recommended for use on large surfaces and in combination with the structural joints in the screed in order to absorb movements of contraction and/or expansion.
Specifically, the item used in Kings Avenue Mall in Cyprus is the Projoint DIL NTI/10 expansion joint for glue laying in stainless steel coupled with an elastic section of grey vulcanised EPDM. The joint’s compression and expansion capacity ranges from +1 to -1 mm. The metal structure is particularly resistant to foot and vehicle traffic, such as forklifts, pallet trucks and cars. This means that it is highly recommended for shopping centres and areas with frequent traffic of loads.
The anchoring fins are perforated, thereby enabling a perfect join between the screed (which must be previously divided), Projoint DIL and the tiles.
Projoint DIL NT is available in various heights: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 15 and 20. The height must be between 0.5 and 1 mm of the tile thickness, but never greater than this. In addition to the stainless steel (NTI/) version, Projoint NT is also available in aluminium (NTA/) and brass (NTO/), and the EPDM is available in grey and black.