Cover profile installed on the perimeter of the room at the convergence of vertical and horizontal surfaces such as the walls and floor. Its main function consists in decorating floor coverings in areas adjoining to the walls, but the profile masks the junction of two surfaces, and also allows you to secretly lay the wiring. Baseboards differ in material from which they are made, shape, design, size, surface texture, color. If you recently purchased a plinth from pine had skins, tormented, screwed to the walls, then cover with varnish, but today the finished product of ceramic, aluminum, MDF, polyurethane, cork, plastic only required to install. And manufacturers offer different and reliable installation methods and the necessary components to maximize ease of installation.
In conditions of severe competition on the market of construction materials, wooden skirting boards was able to remain a relevant and popular kind of floor profile. Changed the quality of these products, unusually expanded list of tree species from which they are made, the manufacturers offer a wide choice of products of wood from narrow to very wide with height up to 150 mm. with this choice, you can pick up the plinth to implement any design ideas.
Very tentatively wooden outdoor products can be divided into two large groups: made from «their» trees and imported. Are usually imported from exotic rare wood.
Decorative outdoor profile is made also from hard and soft hardwoods. Products made of solid wood (oak, maple, hornbeam) with decreasing humidity can crack. The profile of them is characterized by high strength, but processing it is difficult.
Cherry, Linden, and walnut, which are soft hardwoods and susceptible to deformation at high humidity.
Manufacturers are struggling with these problems by developing special formulations for pre-treatment products, which are made of valuable species of trees, or propose to carry out such a process at the place of installation.
Imported skirting made of valuable species of trees, popular products made from rosewood, wenge, merbau, Jatoba, ironwood and IPE.
The profile is manufactured from solid pine and is covered with a thin layer of veneer valuable breeds of trees. The layer of veneer is coated in turn with lacquer or melamine, which ensures its reliable protection. This product combines the properties of coniferous wood, the beauty of veneer coatings, decorative quality and an affordable price. In appearance, the veneer of the plinth is difficult to distinguish from the profile made from solid wood this breed.
Distinctive features veneer products:
- Affordable price.
- Environmentally friendly material.
- Reliability in use and durability.
- Variety of installation methods.
- A wealth of textures of different valuable trees and a variety of colors.
In addition, the profiles of wood is known for long service life, elasticity and high strength.
The standard length of the profiles is 2.0 to 3.0 m. the Profile of this length can be deployed in the room during installation and to transport him in. Height wide profiles can reach 150 mm, and custom made floor length of 6 meters and a height of 200-300 mm.
Wide outdoor products are placed in rooms with large area and high ceilings. For rooms with a ceiling height of 2,5-3,0 meters, the designers usually recommend the wide wooden profiles from 70 to 90 mm height. However, this will depend not only on the height of the ceilings, but also on the selected style of the room, and the size used for other decorative elements. Therefore, when choosing a wooden plinth it is necessary to focus on all the factors and not just the ceiling height in the room.
The classic combination of flooring from solid wood or parquet floors and a wide wooden plinth. In such a society it will be «its».
Wooden veneer profile combined with other types of flooring, for example carpeting and laminate.
Wooden profile as flooring wood or laminate, must adapt to the conditions in the room, which takes about 48 hours. During this time he «get used» to temperature and humidity.
The adhesive method of installation of such products is possible, but it is used not very often. Usually a broad wooden plinth is mounted on mounting clip or on the dowel-screws (the screws in the dowels).
At hand have to be a hacksaw, a hammer or a drill, screwdriver, tape measure, square, level, mitre box, sandpaper and a pencil. A miter saw is more convenient and productive work with the help of mitre, but not all of it is, and buy a saw to the installation of the baseboards in the same apartment – too expensive. Reiki profile will need to fit at an angle to each other, so that the white mitre box or saw to be very difficult. Depending on the method of installation will require fasteners, mounting clips, adhesive.
Reiki first profile are arranged to work starting from the far corner of the wall with the biggest length. If the length of one river is not enough on the wall, two rods connect. Better cut to do not vertically but at an angle of 45°, and the peel must look to the opposite door side. So it will be less noticeable. To install the necessary rails need to be combined to see how tightly they adhere. If necessary sanding sandpaper.
If you find it difficult to accurately determine the angle between the walls, which will depend on the angle of the cut strips, attach one by one to «its» the walls of the two strips, and make a mark on the floor. Use the current of their intersection for marking strips, drawing a line from this point on the floor to a point on the upper surface of the profile in the corner of the room. Sawn both profiles on the resulting lines, you will achieve a snug fit of the rods in the corner. Don’t forget to sand the cut spot with sandpaper and fill seam with sealant.
Mounting clips are designed for installation veneer profiles and Euro moldings with grooves on the back side. The wall must be smooth, otherwise it is better to mount the product on the dowel-screws. From the corner of retreat of about 40 mm and mark the installation point of the first clip. Clips are installed with a step of 400-500 mm. Clip fix the dowel-screws. Be sure when installing the clips must see to it that they were on the same line. Use level Builder. After the installation of klips profile trays and wear them.
For installation with dowels, screws you’ll need a thin drill bit to make the product a through hole. Then in the wall of the hole under ordinary plastic dowel, profile is put in place and fixed to the wall. If necessary, route the wires behind a wooden baseboard, this is done before or after the installation, which screws a little unscrewed. After wiring tighten the screws again and the attachment are closed by special plugs in the color profile.
For installation of narrow profile, you can use furniture nails without caps, but for installation the wide baseboards will not be enough.
Properly selected a wide wooden plinth decorate the flooring itself will serve as a beautiful decorative element, but still will help to hide the flaws in the convergence of the floor and wall will give the opportunity to secretly to lay the wiring. With a careful and orderly approach any difficulties with its installation will not occur.