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Metal Lath Introduction

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Metal lath provides a lightweight and easily attachable base for plaster application. Made from expanded steel, the lath generally is applied flat across the stud plane and attached with staples, nails, or wafer head lath screws. The openings in the lath enable plaster to key around the metal to assure a secure bond and a flat, smooth surface plane upon completion of the plaster application. Metal lath comes in a variety of configurations, including self-furring (dimpled and continuous groove for use over solid substrates ASTM C1063) and paper-backed, to meet specific job requirements and plaster/stucco preferences. ClarkDietrich products meet or exceed the requirements of ASTM C847.


3/8" Rib Lath
The most rigid of all expanded metal lath productsA High-Rib Metal Lath with a herringbone mesh pattern and seven, 3/8" deep, longitudinal, solid steel ribs at intervals of 3-7/8" across the sheet. These ribs provide the superior strength and…
Diamond Mesh Lath
Galvanized, Expanded Steel Plaster aND Stucco BaseA superior, multi-purpose expanded steel substrate for Portland cement or widely used for interior and exterior gypsum plaster and stucco & stone reinforcement. Applications include ceilings,…
Diamond Security Lath (for Plaster)
A Heavy-gauge lath for Enhanced protection from breachDiamond Security Lath is an expanded steel base used for interior and exterior plaster and stucco reinforcement for secured applications where advanced breech protection is required.
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Mega Lath
heavy duty ReinforcingMega Lath is a self-furring welded wire that provides heavy-duty reinforcing for both stucco and stone installation.
Paper-Backed Lath
Galvanized Expanded Steel Plaster/Stucco BaseA superior mesh multi-purpose expanded steel base with an approved Grade-D weather resistant barrier attached. Application of asphalt paper-backed (APB) metal lath is used behind stone, traditional stucco…
Self-Furring Dimple Lath
1/4" self-furring, dimpled, Expanded Steel Plaster and Stucco BaseA self-furring expanded dimpled metal lath ideal for interior and exterior use over sheathing, masonry, and other solid surfaces as required per ASTM C847, ASTM C1780, ASTM C1063. The…
Self-Furring V-Groove Lath
1/4" self-furring v-groove Expanded Steel Plaster or Stucco BaseSelf-Furring V-Groove Metal Lath is manufactured with five, approximately 1/4" deep, embossed “V” ribs, spaced 6" on center along the length of the sheet. The V’s allow thorough…
Spray Rib Lath
more rigid than diamond lath and helps to prevent Plaster loss3-3/16" wide strips of plain 50lb kraft paper spot attached with glue between the herringbone mesh pattern with seven, 3/8" deep longitudinal solid steel ribs spaced at 3-7/8" intervals…
Stainless Steel Diamond Mesh Lath
when the ultimate corrosion resistance is requiredWhen the highest levels of corrosion resistance are required, a stainless steel substrate for Portland cement or gypsum plaster used in stucco & stone reinforcement is mandated for interior and…
Stainless Steel Self-Furring V-Groove Lath
when the ultimate Self-Furring corrosion resistance is requiredStainless Steel Self-Furring V-Groove Metal Lath is manufactured with five, approximately 1/4" deep, embossed "V" ribs, spaced 6" on center along the length of the sheet. The V’s allow…
Reinforcement for corners, windows, doors and openingsStriplath is a flat, expanded metal strip used as plaster reinforcement over joints of solid bases and where dissimilar bases join. It is flexible for use over irregular surfaces.
Structalath III
Stucco ReinforcingStructa Wire lath is a welded wire lath, engineered to enhance the performance of stucco and is a part of the ClarkDietrich Easy Embedment System.
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Twin Trac
Superior Stucco ReinforcingStructalath Twin Trac is an innovative reinforcing lath that simplifies the attachment of lath to wood and steel studs.
V Truss - Walls & Ceilings
wall & ceilings ReinforcingV Truss for Walls & Ceilings is designed to improve the performance of stucco on overhead surfaces.