Every type of plastic flooring will expand and contract when exposed to intense sunlight or changes in temperature and this "thermal expansion" can cause plastic floor tiles to warp, buckle, or even separate.
Our modular flooring contains UV inhibitors and other additives to protect the panels from the sun, but when panels expand even a fraction of an inch, the cumulative expansion across a large area can cause significant distortion or impede the installation process. These irregularities can present dangerous and unsightly conditions for pedestrians.
To prevent this, grounds crews normally need to keep the plastic cool by spraying it down with water or leave gaps in the turf covering so the flooring can comfortably expand without causing the tiles to disconnect or distort. These solutions obviously leave something to be desired: gaps are an eyesore and can also present the exact same types of trip hazards you're looking to avoid in the first place. And water is of limited effectiveness, inconvenient, and wasteful.
Our System Absorbs The Effects of Thermal Expansion
Signature's patented Expansion Joint Technology is designed to compensate for the thermal expansion that can occur when a floor is subjected to varying temperatures. These Expansion Joint Modules function like the expansion joints in a bridge or highway and allow the material to contract and expand naturally without warping.
Expansion Joint Panels are designed to work with their respective floor panels, incorporating seamlessly into the standard EventDeck, UltraDeck, or ArmorDeck floors. If you're looking to purchase a full system, you'll want to speak with one of our specialists to determine whether or not the Expansion Joints are needed and how many panels you will need. If you've already purchased one of our modular flooring systems and feel this system would be of benefit to you, Expansion Joints are available for purchase separately to add to your existing floor.
Signature Offers The Professional Answer
With Signature's patented Expansion Joint Technology in place, you can feel confident your system will be able to handle temperature fluctuation throughout the day and prevent potential warping or buckling, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing an engineered solution is in place.
Cable Channel System
For any location that needs to be wired for power and computer access, you can create a safer, more level floor using our ArmorDeck panels with integrated Cable Channels. Available for each type of ArmorDeck, these panels have deep, molded channels that allow you to run cables under the surface of your floor, reducing the trip hazard that wires present and protecting them from damage. Simply run your wires and drop in the protective, heavy-duty Cable Access Covers. Avoid injuries and costly damage to equipment while maintaining easy access to your wires and cables.
EventDeck Expansion Joint
UltraDeck Expansion Joint
ArmorDeck Expansion Joint
ArmorDeck Cable Channel System
ArmorDeck Cable Channel Access Cover