Wall corner protectors: why install them at home
The edge protectors are corner elements which fulfill a dual function inside homes. First of all, that of strengthening and finishing the edges of the walls or of the tiles as well as that of avoiding that the so-called sharp edges, that is, not beveled or rounded, can be a risk factor even within the walls of the house.
This is a fact that is concretely highlighted in the event of accidental traumatic collisions, events whose victims are above all children.
Preventing such unpleasant episodes is however possible with appropriate precautions, or by equipping the edges and sharp corners of the walls and stairs of the house, with special safety devices, known precisely by the name of paraspigoli da muro.
Generally, the installation of these elements is not difficult and lends itself to do-it-yourself, except for some types, such as those drowned in plaster whose assembly requires more expert hands.
Finding these very useful profiles is not at all difficult since the range on the market is very wide: they can be found in enameled metal, in aluminum, brass, eraser, pvc, in wood, in steel, different from each other in shape, color and material so that everyone can find the ones that best suit the characteristics of the spaces in which they will be installed.
Decorative Corner Protectors
Brianza-based company founded in 1969 Gildo Profiles specializes in the production of extruded profiles in thermoplastic material. His paraspigoli, explains the company, are made through a particular process coextrusion between aluminum and thermoplastic polymeric resins which gives the product peculiar physical and aesthetic characteristics.
In the photo above: Gildo Profilati, aluminum edge protectors
Once the processing is finished, the corner edge profile will be coated with a resin that will protect it from scratches. Refined finishes and mirror or satin colors will add a touch of elegance making it an authentic one element of furniture which, moreover, will also serve to hide and protect dirty or chipped edges of the wall.
The aspect of the safety: these corner protectors are effective in the field of accident prevention, helping to contain the consequences of domestic accidents due to accidental falls against edges with too sharp angles.
Furthermore, on request, the products can be made in the dimensions and colors that customers want.
Born in the German Sauerland in the mid-nineteenth century as a forge of bolts, the Gust. Alberts GmbH & Co. KG today boasts an assortment of over 7,000 items.
In the wide range of its products there is no shortage paraspigoli da muro of remarkable quality.
In the photo below: Gust.Alberts & Co. fender profile
Those present in the catalog with the name of fender profiles with rounded edges they combine the positive qualities of aluminum, such as lightness, durability, inalterability, a sober elegance.
Characteristic given to them by the silver anodization process, also called natural anodization, to which they are subjected in the course of processing.
In addition, the rounded edges make them suitable for installation even in environments frequented by children.
Thanks to these peculiar characteristics, the fenders of Gust Alberts offer multiple possibilities of combination, even if they guarantee the best aesthetic result in linear and minimalist environments. Finally, their availability in different combinations of sizes should not be underestimated.
Profiles for external corners
Profilpas Italian company, was founded in 1976 in Vigodarzere, in the Padua area, but soon crossed national borders. Today it is one of the largest producers of technical and finishing profiles for floors and walls in ceramic, marble, wood, laminate, LVT and carpet.
In the photo above: Edge protector Profilpas M design Proangle AX
Among its proposals is the range M design, perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality. In it are placed the profiles for external corners and skirting boards.
As explained in the presentation of the product, the M design angles are finishing and connection complements whose main function is to define the ceramic with clean cuts and clean lines.
In other words, a minimal way to delimit the external ceramic corners and the meeting points between floors and walls. Three products are part of the range:
- Proangle AX, a vertical closing element to be combined with the finishing profiles. Made of anodized or painted aluminum;
- Metal Line AF, an anodized or painted aluminum element that marks the meeting point between the floor and the covering;
- Metal Line AL, a connecting element between floor and wall covering that clearly and rigorously defines the two surfaces.
At the end of this brief excursus through the exposure of the proposals for corner profiles still some interesting news from Profilpas.
Light, an element often neglected or relegated to a secondary role in home furnishings, is on the contrary a fundamental component for the success of a satisfactory interior design.
The creative designers of Profilpas, keeping this imperative rule in mind, they designed an elegant line of luminous profiles with a contemporary taste that significantly contribute to defining and enriching domestic spaces with delicate plays of light capable of create volume, three-dimensionality and depth in every room of the house.
In the photo below: Profilpas, Prolight protect 126
The most technologically advanced ones, equipped with an intensity regulator, are perfect for creating soft atmospheres. Other models have been specifically designed for stairs.
The stair nosing in anodized aluminum, elements at the same time refined and functional that emit the right light for a safe and silent guide of the steps.
Corner protectors: innovation and aesthetics
At the end of this quick excursus into the variegated world of edge protectors and corner profiles it is worth mentioning Profilitec Vicenza-based company among the first in the 1980s to dedicate itself to the production of specific profiles in the ceramic sector.
In the photo above: Profilitec Edge protector
Its valuable products account for the successful attempt to combine beauty and elegance with functionality and practicality. Its dense catalog allows a wide choice that must be expressed taking into account personal needs but also the environment and even the structure of the building in which the profile will be installed.
Fundamental is the options between corner profiles with external or internal edge.
Corner profiles with external edge
They are useful to avoid the 45 ° cut of the ceramic and to hide imperfections, they also perform the function of protection from sharp edges by softening the passage between two different perpendicular walls.
Corner profiles with internal edge
They are elements used mainly in areas bathroom to vertically complete the installation of the joining profiles between the cladding and the floor.
Any indecision can be resolved by moving towards the wild card line.
In short, among over 30 finishes and colors available and diversified installation methods, it will certainly be possible to find a satisfactory solution.
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