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Floorlock®

High Capacity High Performance Floor Joist Bracing System

Features

  • Proven floor joist rollover proteCtion from racking forces caused by high winds and earthquakes
  • Improved fire protection featuring non-combustible triangulated steel braces
  • Optimized floor load sharing reducing bounce and vibration
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CANADIAN PATENTED

One Double Row of Floorlock Installed Mid Span Eliminates Bouncy floors!


2018 International Residential Code (IRC)

Mid Span Deflection
WITHOUT FLOORLOCK (Inches)

0.569"

Mid Span Deflection
WITH FLOORLOCK (Inches)

0.183"


Comparing 0.183" to 0.574"
  • Equivalent APA Wood PRI Joists
  • PRI 60- 2 x 3 MSR Lumber Flange
  • 17' - 1 span = 205 inches
  • 11-7/8 @16 OC spacing
  • Allowable LL deflection at L/360 is 0.569
  • Allowable TL deflection at L/240 is 0.860
  • Equivalent APA Wood PRI Joists
  • PRI 60- 2 x 3 MSR Lumber Flange
  • 17' - 1 span = 205 inches
  • 11-7/8 @16 OC spacing
  • 450 lb. midspan load - 0.183


300% Better Performance


National Building Code of Canada (BCC 2015)

Mid Span Deflection
WITHOUT FLOORLOCK (Inches)

0.296"

Mid Span Deflection
WITH FLOORLOCK (Inches)

0.183"


Comparing 0.183" to 0.296"
  • Equivalent APA Wood PRI Joists
  • PRI 20- 2 x 3 Lumber Flange
  • 17'- 1 span = 205 inches
  • 11-7/8 @16 OC spacing
  • Allowable LL deflection at L/360 is 0.574
  • Allowable TL deflection at L/240 is 0.860
  • Bare deflection at L/697 is 0.296
  • Equivalent APA Wood PRI Joists
  • PRI 20- 2 x 3 Lumber Flange
  • 17'- 1 span = 205 inches
  • 11-7/8 @16 OC spacing
  • 450 lb. midspan load – 0.183


60% Better Performance

How to take the bounce out of your floor?

Less Deflection = Less Bounce = Better Performing Floors


fixes this!

This video demonstrates how Floorlock bracing forces joists to work together spreading the load to the adjacent joists.

Point Load Force

Lbs

Deflection Without Floorlock

Inches

With Floorlock


Inches

Floorlock Performance Difference

225

44/64

3/32

OVER
700%

300

29/32

1/8

340

1-7/64

5/32

400

failed

13/64

450

failed

7/32

Less Deflection = Less Bounce = Better Performing Floors

Introducing FLOORLOCK

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FLOORLOCK braces lock under the I-Joist Flange by fastening to each side and underneath. This design cradles the I-Joist from both sides providing superior lateral strength as well as improved load bearing capabilities.

Floorlock is fast and easy to install

FLOORLOCK braces are designed for both new construction and retrofits. FLOORLOCK braces are easily installed before the floor goes in or after the floor is installed.

Installation Advantages

  • Saves Time: Floorlock does your Joist spacing for you – Floorlock eliminates the need for temporary bracing
  • Safe: I-Joists are Locked together making laying the sub floor safer
  • Strong: Floorlock is much stronger and easier to install than wood blocking

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FLOORLOCK for Earthquakes



FLOORLOCK for Fire



FLOORLOCK for Bouncy, Squeaky Floors



FLOORLOCK for Load Sharing