FTA/LFTA Floor Tie Anchors


Designed for use as a floor-to-floor tension tie, one FTA replaces two comparably sized holdowns and the threaded rod.

The LFTA Light Floor Tie Anchor is for nailed installations.

Material: See table.

Finish: LFTA—Galvanized; FTA—Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint


  • The standard model’s clear span of 17″ will accommodate up to a 12″ joist. The clear span of the FTA may be increased with a corresponding increase in overall length.
  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Reduce the allowable load for the LFTA according to the code when nails penetrate wood less than 1 3/4″.
  3. NAILS: 10d = 0.148″ dia. x 3″ long. See other nail sizes and information.