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The lath provides either medium or maximum security, depending on the product. The lath is installed between drywall boards for penetration resistance. We have lath with metal in different orientation for people with different needs. The most common is mesh orientation, although evenly spaced strips are also common.
The metal lath we sell is easily formed, making it ideal for curved surfaces. The mesh is small and rigid, allowing for great plaster keying. Most of our lath clients use it for ceilings, ceramic tile, and partitions installation. The lath is available in different dimensions, the most common being 27″ x 96″, 27″ x 97″, and 28” x 98”, and the less common being 27″ x 84″.
There are numerous advantages of using metal lath:
- After applying metal lath to your deck surface, you can apply a polyacrylic emulsion base coat to achieve a more even and durable surface. This will help prevent cracking, especially in inclement weather or if there is high foot traffic.
- When applying a finish coating, you will have an opportunity to experiment with different colours and textures. Metal lath is long-lasting – you will have an affordable option that will hold up for years. Especially if you have a busy life, metal lath is a perfect solution because it requires minimal maintenance.
- Even if you have used a non-lath coating in the past, it is easy to apply a lath system. You only need to ensure that the application surface is completely clear of dirt and other foreign matter.
- There are many types of metal laths available, giving you many options to choose from. Expanded metal lath is commonly used on uneven surfaces; it uses galvanized wire. Expanded rib lath is similar to expanded metal lath but features stiffened ribs. You can also use wire lath, also used as chicken wire or welded wire. Sheet lath was commonly used in the past but has continued to be used to date.