Earthstone Installation Guide - Part 3 - How To Apply Edging

Earthstone Installation Guide - Part 3 - How To Apply Edging

Earthstone worktops are supplied with three sides factory finished (one long side and two short sides). If additional edging is required this can easily be done prior to installation.

 

Method 1: Undermount (router back the chipboard core)

 

Measure and cut the required length of edging strip.

 

With the worksurface face down and routed back it is recommended that on the final pass the router is set to go into the surface material by 1mm. All of the chipboard is then removed. This will give a clean cut. Ensuring all excess material is removed as this is critical in achieving an inconspicuous joint.

Clean the edge of the Earthstone worktop using industrial denatured alcohol and a lint-free bleached white cloth (avoiding the chipboard) and the back of the edging strip. Allow to evaporate dry.

 

 

Apply a bead of adhesive along the full length of the lip. Then apply beads of adhesive to the top, centre, bottom and two short edges of the edging strip.

 

Firmly apply edging strip and align flush to the overhang material if core is routered back. Ensure that an unbroken bead of adhesive is squeezed out of the joint. This is vital to achieve a clean, inconspicuous joint.

Secure the edging using ‘A’ clamps, one at each end and the others spaced approximately 100mm apart.

 

Allow 40 minutes for the adhesive to cure before commencing further finishing work.

Using a profile trimmer hand trim the excess edge overhang and form a 3mm radius profile to match the factory finish. Profiling may not be needed if the edge is to fit against a tall housing or wall.

 

Method 2: Plant on Edge

 

Remember if you select the plant on method the new edge will increase the worktop length by 6mm per edge.

 

 

Measure and cut the required length of edging strip.

 

 

Using a straight edge and router, remove any excess material.

 

 

Thoroughly clean the edge of the Earthstone worksurface (avoiding the chipboard) and the reverse of the edging strip using industrial denatured alcohol and a lint-free bleached white cloth. Allow to evaporate dry.

 

 

Apply colour matched adhesive along the length of the worksurface.

 

 

Apply colour matched adhesive to the top, centre, bottom and both short edges, 5mm from the edge. Apply the edging strip directly to the clean edge ensuring squeeze out of the adhesive.

 

Position the edging strip and secure in place with fibre reinforced tape leaving a 2 - 3mm overhang at the top and bottom of the edging strip.

 

Place the tape every 50 - 75mm making sure that an unbroken bead of adhesive has been squeezed out along the top of the joint. This is vital to achieve a clean, inconspicuous joint.

 

Allow to dry hard for 40 minutes.

 

Using a profile trimmer hand trim the excess edge overhang and form a 3mm radius profile to match the factory finish. Profiling may not be needed if the edge is to fit against a tall housing or wall.

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