Frontier Natural profiles, combining the strength of Aluminium and the beauty of hardwood to produce a strong, attractive and flexible profile system.
Frontier Natural is a range of Aluminium wrapped flooring profiles designed specifically to complement laminate flooring types. Suitable for floors ranging from 8mm to 22mm thick, the Natural range is truly height adjustable thanks to the unique selection of Parallel base sections. The Natural range is particularly of use when laminate flooring is laid in high traffic areas. Whereas the majority of profiles designed to complement laminated flooring are MDF in their core, the Aluminium structure of the Natural range provides increased structural strength and rigidity, whilst maintaining the desired aesthetic.
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.
Leading the way with an uncompromising attitude to product design and customer service, what is run of the mill to us is impossible to others.
Impregnated Wear Layer
The Parallel Natural range is first and foremost designed to complement your floor and go unnoticed. The problem being, if the laminate foil becomes scratched and damaged, the likelihood is the profile will become very obvious. That's why we are so keen to ensure that our profiles outlast the floor that they're being used with! An Aluminium Oxide impregnated top layer increases the strength and wear properties of the profiles to ensure they can stand up to natural volumes of foot traffic. Taber abrasion testing provides a scientific test to the wear resistance of our laminate wrapped profiles and accessories.
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.
On those special occasions where even our standard colours aren’t what are required, we can offer a choice from hundreds of stock laminate foils to ensure that the match is just right.
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 natural 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.