The use of stainless steel profiles in home decoration has become increasingly popular, and the common ones are stainless steel strips and aluminum alloy stainless steel strips. stainless steel decorative strip is not only a very good edge material but also a decorative material with the finishing touch.
Below is the explanation of the use of stainless steel profiles on the top of the wall, mainly to solve the following problems:
1. Shape and size of stainless steel profiles.
2. Precautions for the design and construction of stainless steel profiles.
01. What kinds of stainless steel profiles are commonly used?
First of all, we need to be clear: the size, color and shape of the stainless steel decorative profiles can be customized. The common stainless steel profiles applied to the top of the wall are: U-shaped, flat, T-shaped, Ω-shaped and L-shaped.
1. U-shaped stainless steel profiles
The local scale can only be customized to 20mm, and the finished product can reach about 5mm (depending on the situation). Usually, it will be two situations: U-shaped with equal sides on both sides and U-shaped with different lengths on both sides.
△Two U-shaped stainless steel profiles
The U-shaped stainless steel profiles with equal sides on both sides are used for planes with no height difference between the left and right sides. You can purchase finished products or customize on-site measuring rulers. The U-shaped stainless steel profiles with different lengths on both sides are often used in the shape closing with the height difference on the left and right sides. Because of the uncertainty of the height difference, most of them need to be customized on-site.
△Difference Between Two U-Shaped Stainless Steel Profiles
△U-shaped Stainless Steel Profile Application Case
2. Flat stainless steel profiles
Flat stainless steel profiles are not common used, some are completely flat, and some are edged on both sides (the edged ones are often used for wood veneer surfaces), and the common widths are 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 35mm, etc.
△Common Sizes of Flat Stainless Steel Profiles
a. Used for ceiling grooves
Flat stainless steel profiles are often used in the ceiling grooves or directly sticked on the wood veneer.
However, because the coating at the groove is not easy for construction, U-shaped stainless steel profiles are common used instead (if it is a deep groove, a wider stainless steel sheet is common used, such as stainless steel sheet commonly used in a drop ceiling with a width of 200mm).
The use of flat stainless steel profiles for shallow grooves is shown as follows:
△Flat Stainless Steel Profiles Use for Ceiling Groove
b. Used on wood veneer
If it is used on wood veneer (wall modeling or cabinet door), there is a risk of loosening. It is not commonly used and is not recommended. The operations are as follows:
① Glue: Apply the glue on the back of the profile.
② Stick: Stick the profile to the place that needs to be decorated.
③ Fixing: Fix it with tape until the glue is dry.
△Flat stainless steel profile Construction Schematic
3. T-shaped stainless steel profiles
There are many options of T-shaped stainless steel profiles. The thinner the profile, the stronger the feeling. In order to increase the stability of the paste, the embedded parts of the T-shaped stainless steel profiles are usually designed into various barb or sawtooth shapes. The dimensions and designs are shown as follows:
△Common Sizes of T-Shaped Stainless Steel Profiles
T-shaped stainless steel profiles are commonly used in: wooden doors, cabinet doors, background walls, waistlines and wall decorations.
The width of 6mm is commonly used on the cabinet door, and the sense of detail is stronger. The installation steps are roughly as follows: make a groove on the wooden board with a depth of 5mm, and fix it with glass glue in the groove.
Ω-shaped stainless steel profiles are also commonly used: wooden doors, cabinet doors, background walls, waistlines and wall decoration. Part of the front and back sides can be used, and the narrowest size of the protruding surface can be as small as 5mm.
△Common Size for Ω-shaped Stainless Steel Profiles
△Ω-shaped Stainless Steel Profiles Used for Wall Panels
5. L-shaped stainless steel profiles
L-shaped stainless steel profiles are commonly used in the corners of the outer corners, and they can be directly glued, but it is not recommended to use them because they are easy to fall off.
In addition to the above commonly used stainless steel profiles, there are many other shapes and sizes, such as bevels and sharp corners, which can be customized.
02. What are the precautions for stainless steel strips in design and construction?
1. How to fix the stainless steel strip in the ceiling?
There are usually two types embedded and convex of stainless steel strips for ceiling installation (usually U-shaped).
The finished effect of the embedded installation is usually that the stainless steel strip surface is flush with the ceiling surface. If the strip is narrow, it is not necessary to use wooden strips as the bottoming. If the width of the strips is greater than 15 mm, wooden strips are required for bottoming. The instructions are as follows:
The construction steps and details are as follows:
① Reserved size for installation: The depth of the groove is generally the thickness of one layer of gypsum board (7-9mm), and the width is usually 20mm.
② Wood-working bottom: The woodworker drives the wooden strips and nails them in the groove, pay attention to the reserved gaps on the left and right sides and then glue them.
③Fixing by glue: The stainless steel strip is embedded in the groove with glue, and then fixed with masking tape or tape immediately after installation. After drying, remove the masking tape or tape.
The convex type installation is the opposite of the embedded type. It is attached to the surface of the ceiling surface. It must be made of wood strips for bottoming. The difference between the two type is as follows:
△Compared with Embedded and Convex Stainless Steel Strip
The convex stainless steel strip installation steps are as follows:
① Install wooden strips on the top surface or side of the ceiling, commonly used to open the nine-centimeter board or large core board. The width of the wooden strip is 3-5mm less than the width of the stainless steel strip, which is convenient for glue fixing: if the stainless steel strip is 20mm wide of the finished product, the size of the wooden strip is recommended to be 15mm-17mm wide. Assuming that the width of the finished stainless steel strip of 20mm is directly reserved, it is very likely that the installation cannot be carried out and it needs to be customized on-site.
△Convex Stainless Steel Strip Use Wooden as Base
②Fixing by glue: The stainless steel strip is embedded in the groove with glue, and it is fixed with masking tape or tape immediately after installation. After drying, remove the masking tape or tape.
2.How to use the stainless steel strips on the wall? Are there any caveats?
In order to save the cost, many designers only make a little stainless steel strip shape when making the wall modeling. The same as the construction process of the convex stainless steel strip on the top surface, only the wood strip is required, and then the stainless steel strip is purchased by the owner, and the effect is as follows :
However, this effect is very test the flatness of the wall. If the paint master’s craftsmanship is not good, the side stainless steel strips will easily show the white wall paint part, which will affect the appearance.
One side of the stainless steel strip like the above is wall paint or wallpaper. It is recommended that the stainless steel strips be installed before the woodworking is completed and the putty is applied, so that the side of the stainless steel line can be covered during the later paint construction.
If the two sides of the stainless steel strip are wood veneer, ceramic tile, hard pack and other thickness materials,
you can open a reserved position on the woodworking site, and install the stainless steel strip later.
△The Stainless Steel Strips Made On-Site
For the stainless steel strips on the wall modeling, it is recommended to purchase finished stainless steel closing profiles and install them together with the modeling. Not only does it not need wood strips to make a base (saving half cost), but also the joints are more beautiful and fit. As shown below:
△H-Shaped Stainless Steel Strip
△L-Shaped Stainless Steel Strip
△Wall Waistline Stainless Steel Strip
△Stainless Steel Strip at the Outer Corner
When purchasing finished snap-on stainless steel strips, pay attention to the thickness of the molding material. If the selected size is incorrect, it will cause material waste.
△Wall Stainless Steel Strip
3. Can the stainless steel strips be made into irregular sizes such as arcs?
stainless steel strips can be made into arcs and other shapes, but the price is a little higher.
4. Can stainless steel strips be used in the kitchen and bathroom?
stainless steel strips can be used in the kitchen and bathroom, but need to select the material that is not easy to rust, and the stainless steel strips with embedded buckles should be selected. The installation effect is as follows: