Brass profiles that are suitable for high-wearing areas and add aesthetic appeal and functionality.
Whether it be for finishing of tiles, carpets, laminates or other flooring types, brass profiles always remain a valuable option. Stainless steel and aluminium are often the more popular choices simply because brass profiles can be more expensive. However, brass profiles are high-wearing profiles and, as such, are suitable for heavy pedestrian-traffic areas.
Designers will opt for brass profiles where they deem fit, as the aesthetics of a profile plays a crucial role in its usage. Brass can be designed to fit a designer’s specific requirements, with any unique design able to be manufactured; however, there would be a cost implication.
Brass profiles are either available in their natural form or as a polished profile. In high-wear areas the profile will maintain its polished look, but in areas of little wear and coastal regions brass profiles will tend to tarnish over time. However, regular cleaning and polishing will keep brass profiles shining.
As is the case with stainless steel, brass is also a good option for heavy-duty areas. In turn, brass, like aluminium, is generally used in its extruded form, but polished brass sheets can be used and bent into different profiles such as the square edge trim or the retrofit corner protector. The extrusion option opens the door to several shapes, sizes and designs.
Kirk Marketing stocks a wide range of brass retrofit stairnosing, tile-in stairnosing, various cover sizes and transitions, formable straight edges, different size straight edges, round edge trims, flat bars, retrofit corner protectors, stair rods and ends.
In addition, brass profiles can be used both internally and externally. External brass profiles require higher maintenance when seeking a polished finish. It is advisable to contact Kirk’s nearest branch for advice and assistance on the type of brass profile that may be required.