Many tiles on the market today don’t have a glazed, finished edge, which means it is unattractive when it forms an external corner on a wall or windowsill. This can easily be overcome, using trim and transition profiles from Schlüter-Systems Ltd. They are available in a wide variety of materials, colours, surface finishes and cross-sections, to co-ordinate with the tiles and grout, making it possible to create exciting, attractive designs. Specially engineered profiles are ideal for providing the dual function of combining an attractive finish, with protecting the vulnerable external edge of the corner.
Where floor tiles join other surfaces such as timber, carpet, vinyl or laminate, the tiles can crack, chip and even debond from the substrate. Problems will occur whenever the edge of the tile isn’t protected. It’s particularly common in commercial applications, such as shops, hotels and offices. But even in domestic applications the edges of the tiles can easily chip just with people walking over them. Using a transition profile from Schlüter-Systems Ltd will protect the edge of the tile, as well as improving the appearance of the installation.
Profiles such as the original Schlüter®-SCHIENE finish tiled surfaces and protect the outer edges of ceramic tile and natural stone coverings from mechanical impact.