metal tile flooring
Metal Tile Floors
Metal tile floors though hardly conventional, are original and
resilient flooring materials. Aluminum and steel, buffed with a sander or pressed with a
diamond or chevron design, reflect light in unusual patterns and make a
truly unique design statement.
There are many factors regarding
metal tile that you should
consider. First, concerns the gauge, which is the thickness of the material
which does not include the raised area. The higher the gauge, the lighter and
less durable the material.
Next is the diameter, which is the distance from one side of
the raised perforation to the other side, and the height, which is the thickness
of the sheet including the raised area. The diameter can be anywhere from 0.375
inch to 0.500 inch depending on the type of flooring specified. The height can be
anywhere from 0.140 inch to 0.213 inch depending on the type of flooring specified.
The hole size is the diameter of the perforation located in the center of the raised area.
The hole size can be anywhere from 0.10 inch to 0.155 inch depending on the type of flooring specified.
The width is the overall measurement of the short side of the piece. The length is the overall measurement
of the long side of the piece. The standard width and length is 36 inches x 120 inches.
Margins are the un-perforated areas between the last hole and the edge of the sheet.
Full sheets come with standard margins. Cut-to-size pieces can only be specified as “no margins.”
When stock sheets are cut to a smaller size, exact margins cannot be specified.
The sheet size and hole size restrict available choices. Typically, cut-to-size pieces
will have partial holes along the edges.
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