Installation of Falkit® aluminum skirting boards
The recommended installation of Falkit® aluminium skirting boards is carried out using adhesive-adhesive sealants, distributed in beads along the grooved part of the profiles and by pressure on the wall on which they are to be installed. The adhesive code is 7061130000000.
The range of rectangular aluminium skirting boards has two types of aluminium end caps available in the same finish as the skirting boards. These caps are installed by means of pins inserted into both the cap and the skirting board. They are available with straight or curved edges.
Maintenance and cleaning
Aluminium is a material that requires minimal maintenance and is very easy to maintain. The following are recommendations for cleaning and maintenance depending on the finish in order to maintain a long-lasting finish and performance over time.
Products to avoid
In any case, acidic or alkaline cleaning agents and abrasive cleaning agents should be avoided. Also, prior to installation and during assembly, it is important to protect the product from possible stains from other products such as lime, cement or concrete. These products have the ability to attack the anodic layer and must be removed immediately.
In general, for proper maintenance and cleaning of indoor aluminium products, periodic cleaning with soft cloths and, in some cases, neutral cleaning agents rinsed with water will suffice.
Anodised aluminium by its nature has excellent resistance to corrosion and discolouration, however, its finish can be altered by external agents or conditions. Commonly, soiling only causes aesthetic deterioration without compromising the excellent stability of the product.
In cases of stubborn dirt, it is possible to apply neutral cleaning agents with finely distributed abrasive elements in the product, which do not affect the aluminium surface chemically or mechanically.
Outdoor cleaning will depend on the exposure and aggressiveness of the environment in which the products are installed. In general, the aim is to avoid deposits of residues and stagnant dirt that can cause corrosion together with ambient humidity. Periodic cleaning with water may be sufficient for this purpose.
For more stubborn dirt, neutral cleaners can be used. Also, without functionally affecting the assembly and avoiding deep water penetration as far as possible, pressure water cleaning machines can be used.
Any cleaning agent residue must be removed with clean water afterwards.
Aluminium is lacquered according to processes that ensure its correct corrosion behaviour.
In the case of lacquered aluminium, any type of abrasive product that may irreparably damage the lacquer must be avoided. Car cleaning detergents can be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.