expanded-metal lath

expanded-metal lath

A metal lath used as a base on which to apply plaster; usually fabricated by slitting sheet metal and then stretching it to form openings through which plaster is troweled; the lath holds the plaster coat firmly in place.
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Although a concrete counter might contain expanded-metal lath, a reinforcing bar, or strands of fiberglass or polypropylene to strengthen it, cracks may appear.
He addded an outer layer of expanded-metal lath before applying the final coast of plaster, which also cover the flanking cabinets.