The Benefits of Using GRG Razor Edges
Like standard light troughs, ceiling reflectors, and blind boxes, knife edges or razor edges are most often used because of the aesthetic appeal they provide. As a result of this, their primary benefit once installed is that very same aesthetic appeal. This benefit is then enhanced further by installing razor edges in conjunction with a blind box.
The rest of the product’s advantages come with the material it is manufactured from, as glass-reinforced gypsum has a number of advantages related to its strength, its flexibility when unset, and its lightweight.
The high strength and surface hardness of GRG once set mean that the material offers greater durability for products manufactured from it. As it is flexible and easily adaptable before it is set, a professional should be able to mould it into any shape needed quickly and in the most cost-effective manner. This, along with its lightweight nature, creates a less labour-intensive installation. It also allows for locations which would otherwise not be as accessible to be given the same finish as areas which are generally considered more easily reached. Both of these facts demonstrate that GRG offers projects a more economical installation overall.
As it is easy to manipulate, GRG is also ideal for moulding more interesting shapes and patterns that will be cleanly defined and create a lot of visual interest and appeal when utilised as bladed light troughs.
GRG is also completely fire retardant, given that it is a Class 0 fire-rated material. Its density can also be increased to accommodate acoustic needs, wherever this should become necessary, and the material can be dressed and decorated to match any design. The opposite of this is also an option, as features can become distinguishing features to draw the eye if this is required as part of the aesthetic appeal of the interior space. This can be achieved by painting the material in a range of styles and colours, or by replicating different material textures using different surface finishes.