What are the differences between border corner-stones, design keystones and keystones?
There are border corner-stones that are appropriate for all border designs. As alternatives, design keystones, that have another, usually simpler design, or keystones that are cut from just one colour are also available. Taking into account respective sizes, all can be used for keystone-, border- and frieze- installations and this enormously increases the scope for creativity.
Are design components available in any size?
Design components are cut from the basic format. Therefore, the size of the layout always depends on the design collection, the selected design components and the tile or plank colours - one should always enquire.
The exceptions are some standard design components that are available from stock. For these, the dimensions are pre-determined.
Why are the cubic and herringbone installations classified in design category 3?
The cubic and herringbone patterns require the greatest accuracy. For this reason, the planks for these installations are supplied in a complete design layout and, in this way, potential tolerances are kept as small as possible.
Can design types A, B and C be mixed?
The skilful combination of the three design types represents something of a crowning glory in a design installation. Therefore, if you want to mix a keystone design with tozzettos, or frame a chequer-board installation with a border, there are really no limits.
Do borders and inlays still have to be assembled on site?
No, as far as possible, they are delivered assembled That means, the individual pieces are held together with a mounting tape on the surface that is peeled off after installation. Larger inlays, if necessary, are supplied divided into easy-to-handle sections and clearly marked how they must be put together. For borders with contrasting strips, these are delivered separate so that they can be fitted with offset joints on site to improve the appearance.
How are borders and inlays cut?
With the aid of water-jet technology. Computer-controlled water-jet equipment cuts the previously digitised shapes with greatest precision using a pressure of 3,500 bar.
Is letterhead paper or a business card good enough for reproduction of a logo?
Yes. The logo is scanned or cut from new and translated into the programme for the cutting equipment. However, original artwork should always be provided. Artwork sent by fax can be distorted.
It is easier if you send us the logo already digitised as data (on a CD, diskette or by e-mail).
Is it possible to supply line-markings ready-to-lay?
Technically speaking, yes. In practice, however, it is difficult to install larger pre-cut pieces on site. Therefore, we supply the surround for the surface as a frieze or template. Then the other covering materials can be cut exactly to it.
Are CAD drawings chargeable?
Within the planning cost, we offer private customers two design options to meet their individual requirements.
For contract planning (usually from 101 m2) we charge a nominal fee that is credited when the order is placed