Durosol - Finishing Profiles - Profiles for Tiles
Straight-edge tiling profile for wall and floor.
Height: 2 – 50 mm.
PVC, Aluminium, Brass,
Stainless Steel – available
in different colours and
Edge is 1/8" thick. Please choose profile height from pull-down menu.
DUROSOL square edge profiles by Dural were especially developed for protection of tile edges. They are suitable for all domestic and commercial areas. Because of their special angle and different materials, it is possible to provide edge protection even in areas of permanent and strong stresses. These special profiles were designed to transfer impact stresses uniformly into the tile covering and base material. This minimizes the chances of damage to the decorative covering. Besides the protective function, the DUROSOL Square edge profiles also meet the highest decorative requirements. They provide clean transitions and limits, e.g. between carpet and parquet. They can be used as edge protection as well as for surface definition.
DUROSOL Square edge profiles are available in the following versions: brass natural, brass high gloss finish and chrome plated, aluminum natural, aluminum anodized and aluminum powder coated, stainless steel and stainless steel with high gloss finish.
Special profiles of brass are also applicable in industrial structures. They are resilient to high point loads and are mostly resistant against chemical substances occurring during tile fixing. Important: brass oxidizes when exposed to air, especially with high humidity. The surface is covered with a patina (protective layer) thus changing the appearance.
DUROSOL Square edge profiles in aluminum are used in applications where no exceptional chemical reaction is expected. Careful handling of cement materials is required to avoid corrosion. All residues of mortar, tile cement or joint cement are to be immediately removed from all visible surfaces because aluminum is sensitive to alkaline medias. The profile is to be completely embedded into the contact layer. This avoids cavities to generate where alkaline water might accumulate.
DUROSOL Square edge profiles of anodized aluminum are of special refinement and therefore the surface is usually not subject to changes. The visible surfaces however, have to be protected against any cement materials. Damages can occur because of scratching or abrasive objects.
DUROSOL Square edge profiles of stainless steel are especially suitable for areas subjected to high stresses due to chemicals and acids. They meet highest requirements of resistance to mechanical impact. Stainless steel profiles are used in foodstuff industry, swimming pools, in hospitals and breweries (V4A - 1.4571). For all materials the following is valid: The suitability with respect to mechanical and chemical resistance is to be examined for each individual case.
1. Select the DUROSOL Square Edge profile according to the thickness of tiles.
2. Apply tile cement in the appropriate area using a notched trowel. In the case ofexternal corner edges, first finish tiling of one wall.
3. Press the DUROSOL profile into the cement bed and align.
4. Completely cover the fixing legs.
5. Leaving a joint of 2-3 mm between tiles and profile.
6. Press the tiles solidly into the cement bed and align flush with the upper profile edge.
7. Completely fill the space between tiles and profile with joint mortar.
Care and Maintenance:
DUROSOL angular closing profiles do not require any special care. Oxidation layers on brass and aluminum profiles can be removed with polishing compounds. A permanent removal however, is not possible.
For profiles of special steel it is recommended to use chrome polishing solution. It will provide for a bright appearance. Special steel profiles exposed to very aggressive mediums should be cleaned from time to time with mild cleaning materials. The cleaning materials have to be free from hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid and must not be abrasive.