Frontier Basics, cost effective quality Aluminium profiles from Parallel.
The Parallel Frontier Basics range is a more cost effective version of the Frontier Lite range. The same finest grade T6063 Aluminium is used for their production, however, the basics range is slightly thinner and smaller meaning that the weight of Aluminium used to run the profile is reduced. This provides the same high quality finish and structure as the Lite range but at a more competitive price point. Frontier Basics is ideally suited to domestic and/or residential contract work. The smooth anodised surface provides an excellent modern finish. Suitable for all types of flooring, flexiblilty of use is guaranteed.
Uses & Application
The ideal profile solution for use with low cost and high cost flooring alike. Perfect partner for ceramics, hardwoods and naturals.
What can profiles do for your floor?
Enhance the whole look and feel of your floor. Profiles are often the last thought on the mind of the person who sells or lays the floor but without due care and consideration for what is needed, the floor can look poorly finished. Even without the importance of the aesthetic aspect, profiles play an important roll in the fitting and longevity of the floor, in-particular, solid and engineered wood floors. Profiles provide cover for necessary expansion gaps both around the perimeter of rooms and across door thresholds. Without the necessary expansion, hardwood flooring will bow, dish or push bricks out of walls.
With the correctly specified profiles, perimeter expansion and door threshold covers vanish to become part of the floor.
Floor PreperationFor a flawless finish, preparation is the key. Luckily with Parallel profiles, preparation is kept to the bare minimum. Simply ensure that the substrate floor is clean and relatively level.
Not quite what you need?Haven’t found quite what you are looking for? No problem, just give us a call. Parallel are able to machine bespoke profiles to whatever specification you require.
FixingParallel’s unique fixing system makes installation a breeze. Simply fix the base section to the substrate floor with either an adhesive or screws and then tap the top profile into place with a rubber mallet. The profile will self level in the height adjustable base system giving the perfect finish.
Complementary ExtrasIn addition to profiles to cover gaps between different flooring types or through doorways, Parallel also manufactures skirting, architrave, scotia, quadrant, stairnosing, pipe covers/collars and more from the same high quality hardwoods. This enables continuity throughout the room or building.
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Height Adjustable Base
The original and the best. All Parallel two part profile systems have an adjustable base profile which makes fitting a breeze. The principle behind a height adjustable base section is simple, it negates the need to have hundreds of individual profiles to do the same job but with slightly thicker or thinner floors. With our system, pick the base section that best suits the thickness of your floor and the top section takes care of itself. Once the base is correctly laid in the channel between your floors, the top section is tapped in from above and automatically self levels to the lowest point. In addition, because the profile is equally secure either at the top or bottom of the base section, it is not critical that the floor is 100% level from one end to the other.
Send us your board and we will provide profiles to match it! Using our comprehensive colour database, there are very few finishes we are unable complement.
ral powder coating
On those special occasions where even our standard colours aren’t what are required, we can offer powder coating of our Aluminium profiles. Achieved by electrically charging the materials to encourage the colour to ‘stick’, powder coating offers a full spectrum of standardised colours to pick from.
Minimal preparation, beautiful finish. Fix & forget, walk away without worry of having to return to replace or repair Parallel products.
Tools for the job;
- Hand Saw
- Rubber Mallet
- High-Grab Adhesive
The Frontier Basics profiles are quick and simple to fit, whether you are a seasoned carpenter or a DIY beginner. Follow the steps below, ensuring that you start with a clean and clear environment and the correct profile has been selected;
1, Trim down the profile and base to the desired length (if neccessary). Be sure to double check measurements before cutting! The top profile may also need notching out in the corners to get a neat fit with the door frame.
2, Screw and/or glue the base section to the substrate surface between the two floors (or floor and wall) that are being covered or edged.
3, Allow the base an hour or so to settle and then simply tap the top profile into place with a rubber mallet. Adhesive can be added into the channel before fixing, for extra strength.