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23rd May 2019
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IDS exclusively distributes nifty new Yu Seal solution for sealing upstands, splashbacks and tiles.
Yu Seal is a brand new rubber upstand solution, exclusively distributed by IDS, offering installers an easy installation, highly water resistant and long lasting finish to fitting and sealing upstands, splashbacks and tiles in place in kitchens, as an alternative to silicone.
Upstands are commonly fitted in place using silicone, which can be messy to use and breaks down over time - becoming unhygienic, unsightly and requiring replacement. With Yu-Seal, installers can forget about return trips to site for reapplication too because Yu Seal provides a continuous seal which is uniform and smart in appearance, while also being hygienic over the long term.
Yu Seal is a rubberised product made from high performance PVC and extrusion compound that contains a UV light absorber for enhanced durability, moulded into a slim channel where the upstand product is then fitted. The channel is flexible to handle and available in both 12mm and 20mm depths making it suitable for tiles, laminate, quartz, solid surface and granite upstand materials.
The product is supplied in lengths of 4.1 metres and is easy to cut to size with a mitre saw or sharp clipping tools.
Yu Seal is available in 11 attractive colours enabling co-ordination with a wide choice of worksurface finishes. The upstand and channel is secured in place to the back wall using clear adhesive which is entirely out of sight.
The product also offers cost-savings over silicone, whilst also assuring longer term benefits to the end user.
Yu Seal is available ex-stock from all 12 IDS branches nationwide for installers and retailers to purchase.
IDS, which employs more than 400 people and has a turnover of approximately £100m, is thought to be the UK's largest distributor of surface materials encompassing high pressure laminates, solid surfacing, worktops, flooring and panel products with over 12,000 product lines available ex-stock. The company has 12 regional branches which offer nationwide coverage with core products delivered in 24-48 hours from order.
IDS pursues a sound environmental policy, with more than 70% of its entire product portfolio being certified, ensuring that customers have access to an FSC or PEFC certified option in each of its product categories.
DS celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009, marking an impressive record of business investment, expansion and doubling of the company turnover under the managing directorship of John Bagshaw.
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