Client News: Tubelite INT67 expands interior framing options for retail spaces and commercial offices
Posted on March 5th, 2020 by Heather West
Tubelite INT67 Interior Framing blends transparency and flexibility with simplified, fast-track construction for retail space, commercial offices and other interior build-outs. The aluminum frames are installed after drywall, completely covering the end of the stud wall. Perimeter trim adapters allow for a breadth of design configurations.
Tubelite's INT67 profiles have a 2-inch face and 5-1/2-inch depth, and perimeter trim adapters easily cover standard 4-7/8-inch metal stud and drywall systems. Enhancing interior design and décor, Tubelite's framing and door systems can be finished in a choice of 19 standard paint and 11 anodize colors. Supporting green building goals, the aluminum interior framing members can be specified with recycled content.
Completing the interior enclosure, INT67 framing systems conveniently integrate with Tubelite's standard entrance doors. Gaskets, in choice of black or gray, accommodate standard 1/2-inch glass thicknesses and can be modified for 1/4- to 3/4-inch-thick glazing. Bulb gaskets at the interior/exterior joint with drywall provide a uniform appearance and do not require sealant.
The aluminum framing is shipped in "stick" lengths and fabricated with screw spline construction. This allows material to be ordered prior to having the exact opening dimensions, and adjusted as needed at the jobsite. Options also are available for knee wall conditions, and for channel head and sill components.
Tubelite's new INT67 system expands on the success of its 4-1/2-inch INT45 Interior Framing system introduced in 2016.
To learn more about Tubelite's products, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.
About Tubelite Inc.
For 75 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite's dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.
Tubelite's corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company's aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has an office in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) , the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).