Quick tip · Tile edgings
User tip no. 2
Because the round tile edge is asymmetric, a steep or flat rounding is achieved depending on the position of the anchoring shank. This provides interesting visual possibilities.
User tip no. 3
The profiles with universal alfer®-fix punching have a special perforation with the largest possible holes that allow penetration of adhesive or mortar for an optimal contact surface between tile and substrate. In addition there are round and slotted perforations. These can be used to nail or screw the profile, e.?g. for pre-fixing in the wall area. This facilitates the subsequent work.
User tip no. 4
The quarter circle profiles are not only visually appealing, they are also technically mature, e.?g. the tabs on the end of the quarter circle: They serve as indentation and effectively prevent the grout from protruding.
User tip no. 5
If you want to process the quarter circle profile on an external wall corner, first finish tiling one wall and then apply adhesive in the corner area of the second wall. Then press the profile into the adhesive bed and straighten it. Now you can apply the adhesive full-surface and press the remaining tiles in place and straighten them.
User tip no. 6
With two or three butting profiles you can mitre these to form an external corner or select a matched color quarter circle outside tile corner from our product line that you can simply place on.
User tip no. 7
For two butting profiles you can mitre these to form an interior corner or select a matched color quarter circle inside tile corner from our product line that you can simply place on.
User tip no. 8
Because the rounded cavity is closed with our “Simple” step edging profile, you do not have to fill it with tile adhesive prior to laying. Simply grout it when you are finished and spare yourself the extra effort.
User tip no. 9
The step edging profile is simply pressed into the mortar bed or tile adhesive. If the step is strongly stressed then you can screw the profile on using the holes provided for this purpose..
User tip no. 10
The safety insert is made of soft plastic and can expand accordingly. Consequently note when inserting that you do not stretch the insert and then cut it off. It could then later contract and be shorter than intended.
User tip no. 11
Ensure that the surface of the system support profile is clean and free of grease. Pull the protective foil off the adhesive strip, and bond the standard step profile precisely onto the system support profile. Retroactive correction is no longer possible!
User tip no. 12
On the underside of the expansion joint profile there is an adhesive strip that prevents mortar from penetrating during the laying process. The profile can thus be fixed in place on the floor quickly and easily.
This characteristic means that the expansion joint profile has yet another benefit or an additional possibility for use: After careful separation of the adhesive tape the profile can be bent around the soft plastic (here shown in white) and can be used in corner areas.
User tip no. 13
Tile profiles in uncoated aluminium are the least expensive alternative to anodised or powder-coated aluminium. Here the user also has the possibility of painting the profile himself.Tile profiles in anodised aluminium have a sophisticated look that does not change with moisture. Tile adhesives and grout can affect the surface, consequently the visible surface should be cleaned after the tile is laid.Tile profiles in powder-coated aluminium are available in different colors, thus they can be matched to the color of the tile. The coating offers an excellent bond, and it is crush-proof.Tile profiles in solid brass are suitable for high mechanical stress, and to a great extent they are resistant to all chemicals. A patina forms through the effect of air. If this patina is not desired then it can be removed with polish.Tile profiles of plastic are the least expensive variant and are suitable for normal mechanical stress. Their surface does not change with moisture, and they are resistant to various chemicals.
User tip no. 14
Tile profiles in powder-coated aluminium are available in different colors, thus they can be matched to the color of the tile. The coating offers an excellent bond, and it is crush-proof.Tile profiles of plastic are the least expensive variant and are suitable for normal mechanical stress. Their surface does not change with moisture, and they are resistant to various chemicals.
User tip no. 114
A building seal in accordance with the corresponding DIN must be placed under the drainage mat. The seal can also be made using the sealing film.
User tip no. 115
The professional sealing strip is glued using the sealant across the the joint being sealed and carefully pressed on. The edge of the strip is then completely redone using the sealant.
User tip no. 116
Laying the isolation mat, inside
1 = screed
2 = flexible adhesive
3 = isolation mat
4 = tile covering
1. Clean the substrate carefully and prepare it so that the tile adhesive or fixing adheres well to it. If fillers are required, always apply them under the isolation mat.
2. On rough uneven substratessuch as screed, heating screed or concrete, glue the mat with a good flexible adhesive (a flexible adhesive of Class C2 is recommended).
3. On a filled, level and absorbent substratesuch as particle boards or dry screed elements, the mat is best laid in a carpet fixing device. Always lay the side of the mat reinforced with fabric facing up.
4. Lay the tiles using a high quality, plasticized, flexible tile adhesive from a branded manufacturer. Mix the adhesive according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The aim is to embed the whole area of the tiles and boards as much as possible. To lay natural stone, a suitable natural stone adhesive must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.