Finishing a Feature Staircase
Light adds a fourth dimension to architecture
Schluter Liprotec Lighting Profile
Industrial Sensor Specialist Longvale Ltd located at Lancaster Park in Burton Upon Trent, have selected Schlüter-LIPROTEC illuminated profile technology in conjunction with Schlüter-TREP stair nosing profile to give their feature staircase a unique lighting design with a modern, slip resistant finish, within the entrance to their brand new facility.
Longvale was founded in the mid-1980s and supply products such as Mechanical Switches and Special Sensors from manufacturers around the world to industries ranging from Oil and Gas to Rail and Automotive and many more; however, their new facility now allows them to design and produce bespoke solutions for customers themselves.
Schlüter-Systems has been the market leader in essential accessories for tile and stone since it was founded in 1966 and they provide complete system-solutions and technical support for residential and commercial tile and stone projects, large or small.
Schlüter introduced the new range of illuminated profiles to add a fourth dimension to architecture, with lighting playing an essential role when it comes to inspired design. Schlüter-LIPROTEC is an intelligent lighting concept that combines lighting and profiles within the tile and stone covering. A choice of indirect or direct light is available, with Schlüter profile technology, allowing you to emphasise curtain walls and illuminate stairways, foyers, bathrooms and more, all with an innovative, unique appearance.
Intelligent receivers control the LED strips with power supply units that convert the mains voltage to the 24 V required. Pre-programmed colour changes can be selected using the control system, where you decide the mood with the touch of a button. If the client is looking for a particular ambiance or to bring brand colours into the design, then the system can be programmed from 16 million colours.
Suitable for moisture-rich rooms, the LED strips are completely encapsulated and conform to IP65, allowing subtle detail to be incorporated into the smallest rooms in the house, office, hotel, or wherever your imagination takes you.
The company responsible for the interior fit-out was Bruton Interiors of Derby, they undertake and project manage building work from new builds to renovations throughout the country.
For this particular project Schlüter-LIPROTEC-PB with indirect and direct light was combined with the high quality Schlüter-TREP-E stair nosing profile in a brushed stainless steel finish, turning the staircase into a stunning focal point with an illuminated subtle accent. The Schlüter-TREP range also improves safety on staircases, maintaining and protecting installations to keep the edges of the tile or natural stone covering intact.
Maurice Parker, tiling contractor chosen for the project are a family business also from Derby that specialise in the supply and installation for domestic and commercial projects, they carried out the installation of the Schlüter-LIPROTEC and -TREP profiles on to each of the 19 steps.
If you would like to find out more about Schlüter-LIPROTEC, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 01530 813396 or visit www.liprotec.co.uk