In the design of a tile or stone installation, there are a number of different finishing situations that can present themselves. Here, Schlüter-Systems highlights just a few of the frequently encountered problems its extensive range of floor profile options can solve.
Problem: Finishing tile against floor coverings of the same height
SCHIENE, the original finishing threshold strip, neatly finishes tile and stone coverings against adjacent floor coverings of the same height as well as protecting their outer edges.
Problem: Finishing tile against floor coverings of a different height
RENO profiles create a smooth transition between adjoining floor coverings of different heights, and thus feature small slopes (some fixed and some variable)
Problem: Creating durable and slip-resistant stair nosing
The edges of stairs are exposed to heavy mechanical stresses and represent a high risk for injuries. Because of their slip-resistant design and excellent visibility, TREP profiles improve safety and offer DDA compliance and protection.
Problem: Attaching shower screens without compromising waterproofing measures
Using screws to mechanically attach shower screens means that waterproofing is punctured and needs to be resealed. The DECO-SG profile allows for screw-free installation of shower screens, featuring an anchoring leg that is bedded into the tile adhesive and a U-shaped recess into which the glass is inserted.
Problem: Accommodating movement of tile fields in a discreet fashion
The larger the expanse of tile, the greater the dynamics of movement. Movement joints such as DILEX are placed at appropriate intervals to absorb stresses and keep surfaces crack-free.
Schlüter-Systems Ltd offers a range of Lunch and Learn sessions where attendees can explore the professional uses and implications of particular ranges of profiles and other finishing products. For more information on individual sessions or to book, visit www.schluterspecifier.co.uk.