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Arc Inc. Joint Reinforcement Tape

The Arc Inc. joint reinforcement tape is a rugged, flexible tape for covering joints to prevent penetration of moisture and provide a sound foundation for tile or stone overlayments. It also acts as an anti-fracture protection between substrates and hard surface coverings

Features and Advantages:

  • Use to cover joints between ARC TrueDEK shower foundations and surrounding tile backer, and to cover joints between tile backer panels
  • Bonds well with TANK/10 waterproofing compound
  • Dimensions:
    • width: 4-3/4" overall; 1" mesh edges; 2-3/4" center
    • Length: choose between 25 ft., 50 ft. or 490 ft.
    • Thickness: approximately 1mm
  • Easily fold tape for inside and outside joints with 90° interfaces, such as wall-to-floor joints, wall-to-wall joints, all joints of shower benches and built-in niches (shadow box shelves)
  • For a precise, crisply formed crease, use an iron set on low and lightly press the folded tape for a few seconds (experiment with the heat setting and duration)
  • Impermeable center polyester (blue) areas
  • Fill gaps beneath tape that are 1/8" wide or more using latex caulk or thinset mortar (do not use silicone)
  • Easily cut with scissors or utility knife
  • Fill gaps beneath tape that are 1/8" wide or more using latex caulk or thinset mortar (do not use silicone)
  • Remove all dirt, debris, and contaminants from surfaces prior to embedding tape. Surfaces must be completely dry before embedding tape.
  • Tape is not designed as a wear surface; cover with tile, stone, or other appropriate material

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