Following an intensive research and product development process, Schlüter-Systems added a revolutionary new slim-line contour profile to its already-extensive product portfolio.
Schlüter-Finec offers near-invisible edge protection for the corners of tile and stone installations, satisfying the demands of both tile protection and design aesthetics. The profiles are particularly suited for use with glass mosaics and thin-format tiles as they are extremely slim-line, allowing for the creation of discreet flowing detail.
Unlike comparable offerings from other suppliers, Schlüter-Finec is available in both anodised aluminium and V2A stainless steel, meaning that discreet edges are possible in both standard and heavy-duty applications. This new addition to Schlüter’s range of profiles is also easy to cut and mitre, making for quick finishing, less wastage and reduced frustration on the part of the installer.
T: 01530 813396 W: www.tileprofile.co.uk
New fashionable finishes for Schluter Systems’ Dilex-AHK
Schlüter-Systems’ popular range of trend-led textured profile finishes has now expanded its reach to include wall corner profiles, allowing for even closer co-ordination of tile and stone protection.
Three of the most in-demand profile finishes available from the stylish Schlüter-Trendline range can now be applied to the internal wall corner profile, Schlüter-Dilex-AHK, as well as all associated accessories. The new opportunity to finish these items in ivory, stone grey or dark anthracite will allow specifiers and tilers to achieve flowing expanses of matching profile protection from wall edges to corners, creating a smooth visual harmony or continuous bold accents as desired.
Schlüter-Dilex-AHK is a cove-shaped aluminium profile that protects tile edges and allows for easy and thorough cleaning of corners, preventing mould growth.
It is available in heights of 8, 10 and 12mm, and features an integrated joint spacer for neat grouting of the tile. Accessories are available to handle internal and external corners, and include end caps and connectors for complete coverage.
T: 01530 813396 W: www.tileprofile.co.uk
Bright Ideas provides metallic options for tile edge protection
Boasting one of the UK’s most comprehensive portfolio’s of tiling related products, it is little surprise that Bright Ideas offers a wide range of metallic tile trims.
Aluminium Flat Listello are available in 10 by 7mm, 10 by 10mm, 20 by 7mm, 20 by 10mm, and 30 by 8mm options,all 2.5m long; plus Aluminium Domed Listello in 10 by 7mm and 27 by 7mm; both also 2.5m long.
The range also includes 6mm, 7.5mm, 9mm, 12mm, and 15mm Aluminium Round Edge Tile Trim in 2.5m lengths; alongside 6mm, 8mm 10mm 12mm and 15mm Aluminium Square Edge Tile Trim in 2.5m lengths. Bright Ideas also supplies 8mm 10mm and 12mm Aluminium Square Edge Tile Trim with a brushed nickel finish in 2.5m lengths.
For the all-important corner detail, Bright Ideas’ metallic options include 6mm Chrome, Bright Gold, and Satin Silver Corner Pieces in packs of two; 9mm Chrome, Bright Gold, and Satin Silver Corner Pieces in packs of two; alongside 19mm Heavy Duty Chrome Protective Edging in 2.4m lengths; 19mm Heavy Duty Mill Finish Protective Edging in 2.4m lengths, 25mm Heavy Duty Chrome Protective Edging in 2.4m lengths, 25mm Heavy Duty Mill Finish Protective Edging in 2.4m lengths and 38mm Heavy Duty Protective Edging in 2.4m lengths.
T: 0121 520 9200 W: www.thebrightideas.co.uk
Metal trim portfolio
In 2013, QEP acquired Homelux; a leading supplier of tile accessories to the DIY and professional markets. Homelux offers an extensive product portfolio, that includes, plastic and metal tile trims, flooring profiles, bath and shower seals, undertile heating, crack isolation, waterproofing solutions, mosaic tiles and walk in showers.
Tile trims are essential to any tiling project. They protect the tiles from getting chipped and damaged, and help to create a more professional look. Homelux advise, to make certain that the right trim is selected for each job, that installers check the depth of the tiles before buying the trim. Trims are available in 6mm, 9mm and 12.5mm.
Homelux’s metal tile trim portfolio includes 12.5mm Stainless Steel Effect Tiletrim in 1.83m lengths; 6mm Stainless Steel Effect Tiletrim in 1.83m lengths; 9mm Stainless Steel Effect Tiletrim in 1.83m lengths; silver-effect 2.5mm Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths; 12.5mm Stainless Steel Effect tiletrim in 2.5m lengths; 9mm gold effect Metal Tiletrim in 2.5m lengths; 9mm Silver Effect Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths; 9mm Satin Nickel Effect Metal Tiletrim in 2.5m lengths; 9mm Satin Silver Effect Metal Tiletrim in 2.5m lengths; 6mm Gold Effect Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths; 6mm Silver Effect Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths; 6mm Stainless Steel Effect Metal Tiletrim in 2.5m lengths; 12.5mm Satin Nickel Effect Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths; and 12.5mm Satin Silver Effect Metal Tiletrim in 1.83m or 2.5m lengths.
The Naturals range of 12.5mm trims have been developed to co-ordinate with the latest trends in stone-effect tiles. Available in a range of colours, they will complement most modern tile designs or alternatively as a contrast will match the latest natural grout colours.
Homelux can also help tilers to creating the perfect external corner; an area where it can be difficult to achieve a professional look. Using two round edge ceramic tile trims and one square edge ceramic tile trim; simply cut and mitre, offer the listello to the corner wall adhesive, and then grout the tiles.
Pro Sealastrip is designed to provide an effective long lasting PVC seal and is ideal for use between a bath or shower tray and the wall.
Bath & Power Shower Seal overcomes the problem that most bathroom seals do not have sufficient flexibility to allow for the weight of a bath full of water or a person in a shower tray. UltraSeal expands by up to 15mm to allow for any movement, which prevents the seal from being broken at the most important time. This product is available as a pre fit seal for use before tiling or as a post fit seal if you have already tiled.
T: 01335 347300 W: www.homelux.co.uk
Tilerite’s on-trend triangular trims
Sleek, polished and cooly contemporary, Tilerite’s have reinvented tile trim with a strong new triangular shape. These quality trims are made with 6463-T6 grade aluminium and are available in polished silver and brushed stainless steel effects, 10mm and 12mm, in 2,440mm lengths. 10mm and 12mm internal and external corners are available in the same two finishes.
T: 01543 500893 W: www.tilerite.co.uk
Dural introduces alternative finishes range
Dural’s alternative finishes range offers installers the option to completely change the desired edging or accessory to suit each client’s installation or project. With 25 special finishes, and the complete RAL range, Dural claims a perfect match is almost guaranteed.
Dural contents that with trends throughout the industry changing all the time, it is important to offer customers the services to will afford them the best possible chance to stand out from the crowd.
Dural prodices a service that allows the company to take a sample from a customer’s installation or project and powder coat to complete the effect.
Expansion joints can also be customised, by powder coating the supporting profiles to match the infill.
Indeed, Dural can apply colour coating to almost any product, from transition strips to drainage covers.
T: 01924 360110 E: Info@dural.co.uk W: www.dural.co.uk
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