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Next generation of pressure rollers arrive

Date: 5 March 2020 | Category: Press Release

“Today we take a closer look at some of the features and benefits of the new, patent pending, Stubbi precision cover rollers,” says the company.

“Designed by long-serving installers in Australia, these tools are another step towards the refinement in the art we know in the trade as ‘cove forming’, eliminating defects and raising standards,” says Stubbi.

The precision profiled orb mirrors the external face of the cove fillet, allowing it to be rolled laterally along the cove strip, embedding it firmly into the wall/floor juncture. This process is then repeated during the application of the vinyl sheet, removing air pockets and undulations that may later lead to failure. A world-first for lateral pressure rolling during cove-forming.

Stubbi’s recommended three-pass method of pre- to post-lateral rolling claims to remove the liability of movement caused by ill-fitting cove fillet or adhered surfaces. This process now reportedly ensures:

  • the vinyl is supported at its weakest point
  • it leaves no space for bacteria to breed
  • the need for applied heat at install is reduced
  • water-based contact adhesive is firmly pressurised and correctly crystallised for curing

The Stubbi rollers are available in two sizes, 20mm Mini-Cove and the larger profile, the 32 mm Lino-Cove. Stubbi also produces a companion tool, The Edge, a 6mm brass penny roller to cater for micro-coving and detailing work.

Originally trained in the UK, the product developer is Daniel Marsh of Marsh Industries. Daniel has been installing commercial flooring systems for 18 years and has reported: “the sheer amount of coving failures we were attending was ridiculous, we had to come up with a solution at the root of the cause”.

Stubbi cove rollers are reportedly endorsed by manufacturers and are being exhibited in floor covering training institutes. They’re available now from selected distributors in the UK, Germany and Australia.

From Contract Flooring Journal – http://www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk/archive/product-files/next-generation-of-pressure-rollers-arrives/

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