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GABAG Flexzarge® Schnittschutz® Cut-Protecting Material

The sealing solution for bathtubs and trays for everyone who thinks ahead. Have you ever wondered what happens to the seal when the silicone joint is replaced? We have a simple and compelling answer:

 

The seal that keeps its promises.

Thanks to the integrated metal insert, it's virtually impossible to cut through the tub/tray sealing strip when replacing the silicone joint.

GABAG FLEXZARGE®, the ORIGINAL tub/tray sealing strip, is a highly popular, tried-and-tested product that has been in use for over 20 years. GABAG FLEXZARGE® features an exclusive soundproofing profile and is a durable sealing system for use around bathtub/shower tray edges. If a silicone joint becomes faulty, this system can prevent water damage until the joint can be repaired.

  • Features

    A Screed / Underfloor
    B Metal insert
    C Composite seal*
    D GABAG Flexzarge® Schnittschutz®
    E Tile adhesive
    F Tiles
    G Bathtub / Showertray
    H Backfill section (roundcord seal replacement)
    I Silicone joint

    *Use the following wall-sealing products.: Mapei, Codex, Murexin, PCI, Kerakoll, Weber-Marmoran, STO or equivalent to.

  • Advantages and benefits

    All-round convincing and sustainable

    Schnittschutz® Cut protection

    Time after time, experts have stated their practical requirements for a flexible frame strip – and now GABAG FLEXZARGE® meets their needs. Thanks to the integrated metal insert, it's virtually impossible to cut through the tub/tray sealing strip when replacing the silicone joint. This means that the tub/tray edge seal remains permanently watertight after the silicone joint has been renewed. The FIRST PRODUCT OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD – redefining the state of the art. Typically GABAG!

    Soundproofing

    GABAG FLEXZARGE® features an exclusive soundproofing profile that creates little added bulk – its composition ensures effective soundproofing that meets the stricter soundproofing requirements of standard SIA 181. Guaranteed soundproofing thanks to the popular patented backfill section (round cord seal), not only from the tub/tray to the wall and even under the curved surround but also from wall to tile. When it comes to soundproofing, FLEXZARGE® is fully comparable with standard commercially available soundproofing profiles.
    Tested many times over by EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for MaterialsScience and Technology).

    Durable sealing

    GABAG FLEXZARGE® is a durable sealing system for use around bathtub/ shower tray edges. It is the only product to feature a 30-mm width of sealing adhesive that never dries out or becomes brittle. If a silicone joint becomes faulty, this system can prevent water damage until the joint can be repaired.

     

    Thanks to its proven expansion range, it can absorb movements of the building structure averaging up to 8mm. Even if the level of the substructure, supporting frame or the floor is lowered, virtually no pressure is exerted on the tiles.

    System solution

    [Translate to en:] Das von GABAG entwickelte flexible Zargenband ist ein Fertigprodukt, welches in EINEM Arbeitsschritt montiert wird und viele Anschlussdetails löst.

    Installed in ONE working step, the flexible frame strip developed by GABAG is a finished product that delivers a solution for all detailed connection issues.


    • Sealing profile
    • Tub/tray edge guard profile
    • Backfill section (roundcord seal replacement)
    • Soundproofing profile
    • Tile adhesive retaining/supporting profile
    • Metal insert
    • Fleece-laminated sealing strip for complete sealing of the wall (composite seal)
    • Elastic expansion zone
    • Corner compensation profile (new)

    The great advantage: everything is pre-assembled in the factory, in one strip. Typically GABAG!

    20 years of experience

    Vast experience and an awareness of ever-stricter construction requirements are the key factors behind the intelligent solutions that GABAG has offered for decades, covering every aspect of bathtub, whirlpool tub and shower installation.
    GABAG FLEXZARGE®, the ORIGINAL tub/tray sealing strip, is a highly popular, tried-and-tested product that has been in use for over 20 years. Over the years, flexible frame strip from GABAG has been consistently developed and improved on the basis of practical experience and with the help of construction experts.

    Easy to handle

    GABAG FLEXZARGE® is tear-resistant, creates little added bulk and can be applied simply and quickly in just a few simple steps to all tub/tray edges made of steel enamel, plastic, chromium-plated steel, glass-reinforced plastic, cast iron or ceramic material. Discriminating customers, professionals and experts all know that GABAG FLEXZARGE® is delivered in fully prefabricated form from our factory in Küssnacht am Rigi. This product eliminates the potential factors that create uncertainty – suchas separate soundproofing, capillary and tub/tray edge guard profiles or round cord seals that have to be applied to the construction. That's why installation with the tub/tray sealing profile from GABAG is simpler and faster.

    State of the art

    As stated in the codes of practice of the Swiss Association of Paintersand Plasterers, the Swiss Tile Association (SPV) and Suissetec (the Swiss Building Services Association), the use of FLEXZARGE® is recommended – with good reason. Even the German Real Estate Professional Association (IVD), in its Code of Practice No. 3 Part 1, defines what a standardcompliant seal should look like and specifies flexible frame strip as a requirement. Yet again, GABAG has confirmed its status as an innovator in the sanitary sector with its Schnittschutz® cut-protection material – a product that redefines the state of the art for tub/tray edge sealing profiles.

    100% Swiss Made

    GABAG strongly advocates social security for its employees; for decades, we have manufactured all our products in Küssnacht am Rigi – evidence of our support for Switzerland as a location. GABAG FLEXZARGE ® is a hand-crafted product manufactured by experts. Visit our factoryand see for yourself!

    What's more, our Swiss Made policy benefits not only our own employees, but also our numerous Swiss suppliers.

  • Delivery

    What you will get from us

    The set contains one roll Flexzarge® Schnittschutz® in corresponding length, a cleaning and drying cloth, assembly instructions, information sticker for tilers and a high-grade blade cutter.

    GABAG Flexzarge®

    Reliable sealing strip for the edge of the tub/tray with a inserted metal cut-protection Schnittschutz® and soundproofing profile. 

     

     

    Additional butyl strip

    Elastic corner compensation profile

    Installation instructions

    Installation instructions for installers and tilers. 

    High grade blade cutter

    For the cutting of the soundproofing profile on the edge of the tub/tray and the finishing of the backfill section (round cord seal replacement)

    Adhesive test strips

    Handy moist cleaning and drying cloth

    To clean the edge of the tub/tray before the assembly

    Training

    Special scissors

  • Assembly video

    Assembly video GABAG Flexzarge® Schnittschutz®

    The water- and soundproof solution. Assembly video GABAG Flexzarge® Schnittschutz®.

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