MAIN FUNCTION OF TRANSITION STRIPS
Aluminum transition strips are profiles mainly used to finish the joints and seams between different types of flooring. Without this small detail it is impossible to imagine any flooring installation, as the connection becomes more stable, does not allow moisture to penetrate and looks aesthetically, as it gives the laid floor a stylish appearance.TYPES OF TRANSITION STRIPS
Let's pay attention to the main types of aluminum transition strips:
''Straight'' (single level transition strips) - used for any single level flooring.
''Equalizing'' (multi-level floors) - used when transitioning from one type of flooring to another, such as from ceramic tile to laminate.
Stair brackets - These are usually isosceles or varisosceles angles. They can be integrated with anti-slip pads or riffles
Expansion joints" - used for finishing of large surfaces, such as industrial buildings, shopping centers. Thanks to a rubber insert, the profile compensates floor movements, as a result of which no gaps are formed.
Finishing'' - used for different floor levels.TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ALUMINIUM SILL TRANSITION STRIPS
transition strips made of aluminium profile are most desirable because aluminium combines quality and durability with aesthetics at an affordable price.
Lengths of slats: 93 mm, 186 mm, 270 mm.
Types of coatings used on aluminium profiles :
- anodized: gold, silver, inox, champagne, bronze. Thickness of anodizing - 40 microns.
- laminated: from light oak to wenge. It blends harmoniously with the decors of laminated floors.
transition strips profiles are produced in various shapes and finishing of the decorative surface ;
- smooth, or grooved, laminated in different colors and shades of wood
Each skirting board is wrapped in heat-shrinkable foil to which a plastic holder is attached for hanging on a stand.ADVANTAGES OF ALUMINIUM PROFILES
Let's start with the performance: aluminum transition strips are not susceptible to corrosion. They are durable and resistant to damage. Aluminum does not contain any toxic chemicals. Aluminum profiles are easy to handle and easy to install. Our profiles made of aluminium meet quality standards.
Aesthetics: wide range of colors. From anodized gold and silver, to laminated decors, from light oak pa classic oak. In addition, all profile colors match the floor decors: laminate, LVT and parquet. Thanks to the use of aluminum profiles, you will emphasize the style of your interior many times.
Price: the price of aluminium sill transition strips is affordable compared to other alternative surface finishes. WEAKNESSES OF ALUMINIUM PROFILES
We sincerely discuss all topics, so we will not hide that even in the case of aluminum profiles, our experts have found disadvantages, although they are not significant. First, the violation of air circulation. According to the requirements, the air in the living room passes through the window and must leave through the door . It happens that profiles are installed incorrectly and close the airflow. Secondly, sometimes there are difficulties in cleaning. Small elements create some difficulties in cleaning surfaces where transition strips are installed. Sometimes the customer chooses a profile with an inappropriate design and its shape does not match the interior decor .WAYS OF INSTALLING (MOUNTING) ALUMINIUM TRIMS
There are several ways to install aluminum profiles:
Open. The aluminum transition strips is fixed with self-tapping screws. Quite simple and inexpensive way to assemble.
Concealed. Installation of the aluminum transition strips with a self-tapping screw in a special groove under the profiles. When installed this way, the holes and self-tapping screws on the profiles are invisible.
For adhesive. Fix the aluminum transition strips with polyurethane adhesive to the substrate, just peel off the protective film. With this mounting method, no holes or screws are visible on the profiles. This method of installation is recommended when underfloor heating is used.WHAT TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN CHOOSING AN ALUMINIUM PROFILE
We recommend choosing the color, size and type of profile. We will not recommend the installation method, because there are cases in which the type of profile has its own installation method. Nowadays there is a tendency to move away from visible holes and screws , so press fit or glue fit is the most common choice.
Inter Profiles manufactures a wide range of aluminum profiles Titanium Step System. For dealers, we offer special wholesale prices and the necessary stands to display our products.
We will be pleased to welcome you as our customer.