The choice of profile depends on the type of application necessary or sought after, whether laying flooring or wall covering, the selected materials and thickness.
These parameters respond to the technical result and look that you eventually want to obtain when laying the pre-chosen materials. Within our product section, there is an index organized specifically to guide you to the right product based on:
Material to be laid out
How do I choose the product that is most suited to my needs?
This is unquestionably a personal choice that depends on the client's own preferences, though certain technical aspects must be considered such as the compatibility between the profile used and the laying and flooring type.
Profiles differ not only in their modes of application, but also in their available materials and finishes. There are five main categories of materials available: Steel, Brass, Aluminum, PVC and expanded PVC. Within these five categories, there are different finishes available:
How can I be assured that the product is indeed made by Profilpas? All Profilpas' products are scrupulously marked with the company logo as a guarantee of origin. All Profilpas' profiles are packed in protective packaging (extensible film, thermoshrink film, cardboard boxes and/or tubes) properly marked with essential data: product name, identifying code, EAN code, company trademark, materials and finish indications. Thus each product carries a truly singular ID card to identify simply and clearly all of the product's features. Numerous metal profiles also have a punch mark with the company trademark (e.g. profiles furnished with perforated tabs).
Must the heights of the profiles coincide with the thickness of the flooring/covering?
The relation between the height of the profile and that of the flooring/covering varies following: the kind of profile used, its type of use and the actual flooring/covering to be laid out. For more complete information, please refer to the specifications listed on the data sheet (laying chapter) of the selected profile(s), which can be downloaded from the product section of this website.
Are there special tools and pieces available for making angles?
Many Profilpas' profiles for flooring and covering have special components for making external and internal angles.
All the skirting boards in the Metal Line series, excluding those for plasterboard and coatings, can be used with special components which assist in making connections that act as: external angles, internal angles, terminals and cover trims; rendering the finish uniform and linear.
For further information pertaining to the accessories available, please refer to the products section in this website.
Among plastic-based products, how do Profilpas' profiles differ from traditional polyvinyl chlorides?
There are substantial differences between Profilpas' profiles and traditional PVC profiles.
Profilpas uses non-toxic plastics. The stabilized polyvinyls used by Profilpas for creating all its plastic profiles, besides being free of toxins, guarantee a wholly different durability. Further, the color of the products do not fade, i.e., they undergo no toning processes; presenting instead properties of notably superior elasticity compared with normal PVCs, due to an enrichment of the plastic materials with special resins and additives.
Each profile requires an attentive and precise operation during the laying stage in order to ensure the best results in strictly functional and esthetic terms. For information concerning laying instructions, please refer to the related specifications listed on the data sheet of the selected profile(s) at the product section of this website.
What steps should be taken when a profile requires maintenance?
Care and maintenance of the materials used in manufacturing Profilpas' products is closely related to the type of alloy and/or finish of the products themselves. For information on the characteristics of materials and finishes used in our profiles as well as their care and maintenance, please refer to the related specifications listed on the data sheet of the corresponding profile(s) at the product section of this website.
What should be done when receiving the ordered products?