Joints are the weakest point in every slab. In order to improve the technical properties of the floor, especially for heavy traffic and high static loads, ArcelorMittal has developed the jointless TAB®Floor concept.
TAB®Floor allows the casting of bays up to 2,500 m² without any saw-cut joints. Thus significant maintenance costs normally associated with joints is reduced or avoided. Through the use of suitable construction joints, the durable shear load transfer can be guaranteed in an optimal way, while free shrinkage remains possible in all directions. With the TAB®Floor concept you can have reduced slab thickness compared to that of traditional solutions with improved crack control and ductile behaviour. The joint edges are protected by a steel profile thus reducing the spalling effect under heavy traffic. The use of steel fibres improves the impact resistance of the floor as there is no unreinforced concrete cover. TAB®Floor jointless slabs should only be constructed by specialised industrial flooring contractors.
Panattoni, Czech Republic
Prologis, Czech Republic
Vuosaari C & D Terminal, Finland
Systeme U Carquefou, France
Logidis Carrefour Le Rheu, France
Gazeley ABCD Canly, France
Panattoni Myslowice, Poland
Carrefour Cantabria, Spain
Gerdmans Markaryd, Sweden
IKEA Manchester, United Kingdom
B&Q Manton, United Kingdom