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Measurement & Installation Instructions for Edge Trim

Learn How to Install Edge Trim

Whether you’re ready to order Trim-Lok Edge Trim for the first time or if you need a fresh replacement, we recommend reviewing this quick guide for how to measure and cut trim for installation. Once you know how much edge trim you need, place your order and watch our edge trim installation video to see a demonstration.


Edge Trim vs. Edge Trim Plus

Did you know that our classic edge trim just got better? Trim-Lok’s Edge Trim Plus combines high-quality PVC with newly engineered gripping tongue technology for maximum hold and easy installation.

Easier to install, Edge Trim Plus has four sets of flexible gripping tongues that bend out of the way during installation to allow for effortless installation without the need for a mallet or pneumatic hammer. It installs with the press of a finger.

Our unique tongue and "backstop" design provides maximum surface friction for unmatched grip retention. Four rotating tongues push into backstops creating increased staying power.

Try a free sample before you place your order to see Edge Trim Plus for yourself.

How to Measure for Edge Trim Selection

Before purchasing your edge trim, you should accurately measure the edge of your substrate. Take the following measurements to select the right edge trim:

  • The thickness of the edge you’re adding trim to (your substrate).
  • The minimum bend radius your substrate requires
  • The leg length, or the length of trim that will wrap down the edge

How to Cut Edge Trim & Install It

Once you’ve purchased the correct edge trim, use these tips to install it properly:

  • Use the proper cutting tool: edge trim clippers.
  • When cutting, feel for the gap between the aluminum or steel clips embedded in the plastic to avoid crushing the trim.
  • To make high-volume installations go faster, use a pneumatic hammer.
  • If your trim will wrap around a sharp 90-degree angle, use a miter tool to perfectly miter the edge trim. This is not possible with tin snips or other tools.
  • To reduce separations between trim ends caused by inevitable plastic shrinkage, leave more material in the loop and push your trim ends together, as you push the loop down. This forces more material into the application, eliminating stretching and the need for glue.

Now that you’re ready to measure, select, and install trim, find the right edge trim for your need.