Rib Lath is expanded metal lath stiffened by longitudinal steel ribs, formed in the same sheet of metal.
The mesh areas of the lath are expanded by cutting and stretching in the sheet of metal, the ribs being simultaneously roll-formed.
The furring design of the mesh provides an excellent background plaster for construction of partitions, suspended ceilings and refurbishment works. The advantage of rib lath over metal lath is that the support centres can be increased or widened.
Rib Lath Specifications:
Rib height: 1/8",3/8",4mm,10mm
Rib Distance: 100mm, 150mm
Rib Lath Usage:
Rib Lath is widely used as plaster backing on ceilings, walls and stud partitions. Rib Lath is also ideal for refurbishing damaged or aged masonry walls when a key for rendering is not certain due to disintegration or softening of the wall face.