Attach the cornices to Rigips as impact protection

Rigips slabs are widely used for drywall interior construction. The stability of the panels on continuous surfaces is sufficient. Neuralgic dots are created at all corners, as Rigipskanten sensitive to shocks. Stabilizing corner strips made of metal rails can be easily and permanently attached as impact protection.

Thin sheet metal profiles

Corner rails for Rigipskonstruktionen consist of rectangular profile sheets. The low material strength makes it possible to eliminate settling or belching of the angle by gently filling. The integration is also simplified by a generous perforation of the profile flanks.

After putting on and sticking the corner moldings, a slightly thicker application of wallpaper paste is enough to put the wall covering over it without leaving a mark. When attaching the cornices, it is important that the flanks are completely flush and level.

Integrate by filling

In general, it is recommended to grout Rigips large and easy to create a durable surface for plaster or wallpaper. At the same time the butt joints between the individual plates are filled. The thin and flat corner profiles can be plastered with conventional putty.

The corner strips made of sheet metal can be cut well with wire cutters. Important is the processing without bending. The corner strips should be "bent over" as lightly as possible with an angle of about five degrees to "nestle" around the corner when attaching.

Common types of fastening

Manufacturers offer different fastening techniques:

  • Loose metal profiles that are held by filling
  • Self-adhesive plastic strips that develop adhesive power by moistening
  • Sheet metal strips as rolls, which are themselves kinked and glued
  • Cornices with mounting holes designed for tackers

The corner strips, which usually consist of sheet metal, should be chosen permanently corrosion-free. Some low-cost products are only galvanized and can be attacked by some types of glue, glue and mortar. If masonry and room humidity develops at a later date, there is a risk of stains and rust marks.

Tips & Tricks

As an alternative to rigid cornices, you can also use support mesh or metal mesh. They give the corner a little less impact resistance, but are sufficient in many cases. Stable cornices should be used especially on wall corners that are below waist level. For higher corners, fabrics and mesh are sufficient.

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