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The versatility of PVC edge trims

PVC edging trim is an affordable and versatile product embraced across numerous industries for its broad range of applications.

In this article, we’ll explore the multifunctional use of PVC edging trim, guide you through choosing the right PVC trim product, and explain how it is installed.

Why use PVC edge trims?

Fundamentally, PVC edge trim is used to cover sharp or uneven edges, increasing the durability of the surface and providing protection to the people who come into contact with it. However, there’s more to edge trim than first meets the eye! Let’s take a look at some of the many different functions of PVC edge trim.

  • Increase durability – Surface edges are prone to knocks and bumps. Covering edges with PVC edge trims helps to increase their durability and protect them from damage.
  • Protect from injury – Surface edges can be sharp and uneven, creating a hazard to those handling them. Applying PVC edging trim creates a smooth, soft finish and protects against cuts and abrasions.
  • Seal an opening – There is a range of PVC edge trims on offer, many of which come equipped with integrated seals. If you’re applying the trim to a window, door, or other hatch, a sealing edge trim will prevent water, air, or debris ingress.
  • Create an aesthetically pleasing finish – PVC edge trims are available in various colours, allowing you to choose a trim that meets your design requirements and provides a smooth and neat finish to edges.
  • Increase cost-efficiency – By increasing the durability or surface edges, PVC edging trim is also used to prolong the lifespan of surfaces, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements and reducing expenses in the long run.

As you can imagine, PVC edging trim is a particularly popular product with those working in construction and industry.

Factors to consider before choosing PVC edge trims

Before buying PVC edging trim, it’s important to browse the different products available and ensure that you choose the right product for your requirements.

Selecting the wrong product will reduce the effectiveness of the PVC trim, so carefully considering several important factors when shopping for PVC edge trims is important. Here are a few important questions to ask yourself when choosing PVC edging trim.

What is the purpose of the PVC edging trim? Is it primarily for protection, aesthetics, sealing, or a combination of these functions?

What material is the surface made from? Different materials may benefit from using specific types of PVC trim for optimal performance.

How thick is the surface? Carefully measure the thickness of the surface. It’s important to ensure the trim fits snugly.

Does the colour of the trim matter? PVC trims come in various colours, allowing you to choose one that complements your design requirements.

How durable does the trim need to be? Consider the environment to which the trim will be exposed, as some PVC trims offer enhanced resistance to factors like UV light, chemicals, moisture, and physical wear.

Installation of PVC edge trims

Installing PVC edge trims is quick and easy, as they feature a self-gripping spine, allowing them to be applied without any adhesive.

All you need to do is carefully measure and cut your trim to size. Ensure the surface it is being applied to is clean, dry, and free from debris. Then, apply the PVC trim to the edge by tapping it with the palm of your hand or a soft-faced hammer. The trim can be carefully removed and reused over and over.

You can find an in-depth installation guide within the technical help area of our website.

PVC edge trim from Seals Direct

Seals Direct is one of the UK’s leading rubber trims and seals suppliers. Between us, we have over 50 years of experience in the rubber industry, and we manufacture and supply over 760 different products. Within our product range, you’ll find many types of PVC edge trims, from standard edge trims to edge trims with top, side, and lip seals.

If you’re looking for PVC edge trims, you’ve come to the right place! Browse our products online or call our team today on 01425 617 722 if you need help selecting the right PVC edging trim for your project. If you can’t find the perfect product in our extensive range, our team can design and develop bespoke PVC trims for your specifications. Our flexible approach ensures we always meet and exceed our customers’ requirements.

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