A comprehensive range of profiles designed to protect corners avoiding the unsightly and fragile 45º cut. The defined square edge clearly outlines coverings such as rectified porcelain stoneware. Available in different materials, colours and finishes, these profiles offer a practical and aesthetic solution, ideal for walls and floors. Where appropriate, trims are supplied with transparent protective film offering added protection during transport, storage and installation.
Installation : 1) Select ESA/EFA according to tile thickness. 2) Trowel tile adhesive over the area that forms the perimeter of the tiled covering. 3) Press the perforated anchoring leg of the ESA into the tile adhesive and align, mechanical fix if required. 4) Trowel additional adhesive over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage. 5) Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile, the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approximately 1 mm lower. 6) Fill the joint completely with grout.
Genesis ESA/EFA profiles are designed to protect the edges of ceramic tiles or similar hard finishes fitted in wall and floor installations, this is an L shaped extruded aluminium profile. The suitability of aluminium must be determined if Chemical or mechanical stresses are anticipated.
- Genesis ESA/EFA does not require any special maintenance. Oxidation films on Aluminium may be removed with a common polishing agent; however, they do reoccur. Damaged anodised finishes may only be repaired by recoating.
- Aluminium must be tested to verify its suitability if chemical stresses are anticipated.
- Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline. Since aluminium is sensitive to alkaline substances, exposure to the alkali (depending on the concentration and time of exposure) may result in corrosion (aluminium hydroxide formation). Therefore, it is important to remove adhesive or grout residue from visible surfaces. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material and that all cavities are filled to prevent the collection of alkaline water.
- The anodised layer creates a finish that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. The surface, however, is susceptible to scratching and wear and may be damaged by tile adhesive, mortar, or grouting material. Therefore, setting materials must be removed immediately. Otherwise, the description regarding aluminium applies.