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Quick tip · Floor and room profiles

Quick tip · Floor and room profiles

User tip no. 15

alfer® cover strips are made of high-quality anodised aluminium and guarantee long service life and optimum color stability. Screws in matching colors from alfer® are on page 3.44.

User tip no. 16

alfer® cover strips of anodised aluminium can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth and perhaps some dishwashing liquid and then dried with a soft dry cloth.

User tip no. 17

Light scratches in alfer® cover strips of anodised aluminium can be easily removed with slightly abrasive household cleaners (scouring cleanser) and a damp cloth – then rub off with a damp cloth and polish with a dry cloth.

User tip no. 18

alfer® cover strips of powder-coated aluminium guarantee long service life and optimal color stability even in outdoor areas because they are UV resistant.

User tip no. 19

alfer® cover strips of powder-coated aluminium can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth and perhaps some dishwasher liquid and then dried with a soft dry cloth.

User tip no. 20

alfer® cover strips of aluminium can be easily cut to size with a fine metal saw. When laying self-bonding cover strips ensure that the substrate is dry and free of dust and grease.

User tip no. 21

Self-adhesive alfer® cover strips of aluminium can even be removed after long years of service without residue, with a little care. Carefully slide a broad-head screwdriver or firmer chisel under the profile, lift the profile slightly, and carefully pull out the threads of adhesive.

User tip no. 22

alfer® cover strips of brass can tarnish over time – profiles of brass can regain their shine with off-the-shelf brass care products.

User tip no. 23

alfer® cover strips of brass can be easily cut to size with a fine metal saw.

User tip no. 24

alfer® cover strips of steel can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth and perhaps some dishwashing liquid and then dried with a soft dry cloth.

User tip no. 25

alfer® cover strips of stainless steel can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth and perhaps some dishwashing liquid or with off-the-shelf stainless steel care products and then dried with a soft dry cloth.

User tip no. 26

alfer® cover strips of high-impact plastic can be easily cleaned and, if needed, cut to size with a fine metal saw.

User tip no. 27

alfer® edging profiles are made of high-quality anodised aluminium and guarantee long service life and optimum color stability. Screws in matching colors from alfer® are on page 3.34.

User tip no. 28

alfer® edging profiles of anodised aluminium can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth and perhaps some dishwashing liquid and then dried with a soft dry cloth.

User tip no. 29

alfer® edging profiles of anodised aluminium are simply screwed or bonded onto the floor, and the carpet is pushed under the profile edge. Then the profile edge is pressed into the carpet with a wood block and rubber mallet. When bonding the profiles ensure that the substrate is dry and free of dust and grease.

User tip no. 30

alfer® edging profiles of hard PVC are cut to size as needed with a fine metal saw; profiles of soft PVC are cut to size with a carpet knife or a suitable pair of scissors.

User tip no. 31

alfer® step edging profiles are made of high-quality anodised aluminium and guarantee long service life and optimum color stability. Screws in matching colors from alfer® are on page 3.44.

User tip no. 32

alfer® step edging profiles of aluminium can be cut to length with a fine metal saw if necessary.

User tip no. 33

Installing the plastic insert is quite simple. The edges are pressed in a bit and then starting at one end they are inserted into the alfer® step edging profile. The inserts can be easily replaced as needed or if they are worn without removing the aluminium step edging profile. To replace, the insert is raised left or right with a screwdriver, until the insert can be grasped with the fingers.

User tip no. 34

The plastic inserts for the alfer® step edging profiles for inserts are made of soft plastic and can be cut to size with a carpet knife as needed.

User tip no. 35

The alfer® plastic step edging profiles are bonded with contact adhesive onto the dry step that must be free of dust and grease. The flexible soft lip accepts floor coverings up to 5 mm in thickness. The flexible plastic adapts perfectly to the incline of the steps. All anodised and drilled aluminium profiles in the colors silver, brass, and bronze have color matched screws available.

User tip no. 36

Repair work on stone and wooden stairs

"With stone stairs first a galvanized repair bracket is screw-fastened in front of the edge. If there is a lot of unevenness it must be equalized beforehand so that the repair bracket lays over the entire length. This is done with repair putty.After cleaning, the steps are pre-coated with an artificial rubber agent and filled with repair putty. This levels out the worn areas. Then the PVC step edging profiles are bonded with rubber adhesive, or metal edge profiles are screw-fastened, onto the edges that accept the covering on the step and that lie flush on the vertical step.
Wooden stairs can be repaired in the same manner as stone stairs. There is a different repair possibility that involves leveling the uneven points of the step after cleaning and after a rubber pre-coat with repair putty and then screwing on plywood pieces that have been cut to size. Stabilize the step by screwing on galvanized repair brackets.After the pre-coat with an artificial liquid rubber solution and filling as needed, the step edging profiles are installed as described for the stone stairs."

User tip no. 37

The alfer® door sealing brushes are bonded directly to the door leaf – the door must be dry and free of grease and dust. For stronger stresses the brushes can also be screwed on.