Tilath is diamond mesh lath, regular or self-furred,
to which offset asphalt saturated kraft building paper has been
applied. The grade D paper typically used is water resistant,
yet highly vapor permeable, and meets federal specification UU-B-790a,
type 1, grade D, style 2. Tilath reduces moisture penetration
while allowing for the dissipation of moisture vapor from within
the structure. A foundation weep screed at the bottom of all framed
walls aids in the evacuation of any moisture that might
reach the surface of the building paper. (Required by most codes)
The offset paper, which is recessed from one end and one side
and overhangs on the opposite end and side (see detail on page
6), allows the applicator to easily install this product
correctly as prescribed by ASTM C1063. This specification requires
that paper be ship lapped, paper-to-paper and metal-to-metal for
proper installation. Tilath is ideal for use as a base for tile
and traditional stucco. The paper backing aids in plaster
keying and stucco curing, protection of the sheathing during curing,
and provides moderate water resistance. Self-furred Tilath is
provided with V groove self-furring mechanisms (see
furring detail on page 7).
Dimpled Self Furring Lath is available by special order
inch Flath Rib) Offset Paper
This is the same as Tilath except that 1/8 rib
lath is used in place of diamond mesh lath. This product should
not be considered to be self-furred. Like Tilath, grade D paper
is applied in the offset manner, as described above.
Nominal sheet size 27 x 97
Packaging: 10 pcs. (20 square yards) per bundle - 25 bundles (500
square yards) per pallet.
All lath is produced from hot dip galvanized steel per ASTM A653,
A924 and ASTM C847. Weights listed on page 6.