Introducing C.A.T. Aluminum Floor Trims

On the 1st of July 2021, the COBA Group acquired C.A.T. (Carpet Accessory Trims Ltd), the highly regarded manufacturer of specialist flooring accessories. C.A.T. now joins the COBA Group, with both brands providing flooring and accessory products to the construction sector in South Africa and beyond.

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The COBA Africa team is excited to introduce the Designer Home Collection range of C.A.T. to the African market. Flooring Trims can be an afterthought for many when choosing floor coverings, whether an end-user, interior designer, or architect. Whilst many see these thresholds as simply a necessity others benefit by using these thresholds to enhance and complement the decor, colour scheme and designs of their projects. C.A.T. believes that high-quality flooring trims enhance the quality of any installation and end-users are catching on.

Profiles Available

 

Wide range of colours available:

C.A.T. identified the need for and importance of providing a range of trim colours to suit each design and transition. The Designer Home Collection was created to encompass eight unique colours

DHC profiles are available in Design Satin, Bright, Bronze, Light Bronze, Pewter, Brushed Stainless, Onyx, Piano Black.

The C.A.T. Designer Home Collection can provide the finishing touch to any project and complement any flooring type.

What are the benefits of the range?

  1. The range is manufactured in the UK and is of the highest quality standard. The gauge or thickness of the profile is one aspect of flooring trims that are sometimes overlooked. It is the gauge of the material which provides the rigidity and the strength of the final trim. The Designer Home Collection takes advantage of this perfect balance and has been designed for use in the family home and commercial projects alike.
  2. The trims do not scratch as easily, due to their high level of quality aluminum. C.A.T. has spent years developing and testing the Designer Home Collection with wear tests so the customer can be assured that the trims will stand the test of time.
  3. There is a wide range of colours available, giving you peace of mind when designing your home or office. Like other visible accessories in the home, a quality finish is critical to the overall aesthetics of the room.
  4. You’re able to add a unique finished touch to your design.

How to install aluminum floor trims?

Many would agree that mechanical fixings are more common in the commercial industry whilst stick-down trims are better placed for residential projects. It would also be true to say that it really depends on the situation and the floor type.

With the improvement and relative cost, adhesive tapes have become the norm across the flooring industry for installing many different accessories and in some instances floor coverings themselves. This has been compounded by the huge surge in water-based and electric underfloor heating installations over the past 10 years.

Many of our trims are supplied either drilled or with self-adhesive tape pre-applied that C.A.T. calls Stick-Fix. C.A.T. has found that many customers prefer the modern and minimalist look of Stick-Fix whilst flooring contractors appreciate the reduction of risk when it comes to drilling into unknown subfloors. Our Stick-Fix products also benefit from reduced curing time when compared with flexible adhesive installation methods. This makes Stick-Fix extremely fast to install.

Overall, of course, each fitter has their own preferred installation method depending on a multitude of other factors including flooring type, flooring thickness, subfloor makeup and installation method (floated or fully bonded). Either way, C.A.T. will continue to offer trims drilled for mechanical fixings or with Stick-Fix tape pre-applied for different situations and customers across the vast flooring industry.

 

How to maintain aluminum floor trims?

C.A.T. products are manufactured to the highest standards in the industry and will perform well in the environment they are designed for, providing they are installed and maintained as specified. Product technical datasheets are available for all C.A.T. products.

The installed profile should be swept clean daily to avoid build-up of dust and dirt, which may make it more difficult to maintain its appearance.

Immediately after installation and the removal of protective tape, the flooring profile should be wiped with a dry, soft cloth to remove any handling marks or fingerprints.

DHC finishes are an applied process and are not heavy foot-traffic resistant.

How to clean your C.A.T. aluminum floor trims?

DHC finishes can be cleaned using soap and warm water. Sponge the soiled area with the solution, then rinse with clean water and dry. Prolonged exposure to damp environments, acids or strong alkali solutions may lead to corrosion of the metal.

 

Interested in becoming a distributor?

If you are interested in adding this product to your range, ask your sales support for sample and product availability.

If you are not yet a current distributor of our products follow these simple steps to become a distributor of our top-quality COBA products.

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