Application and Function
Schluter-QUADEC is a finishing and edge-protection profile for the outside corners of tiled surfaces. It features a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg that is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile and a reveal that forms a square outer corner along the surface edge.
The profile is available in stainless steel, anodized aluminum and Tuscan color-coated aluminum. Schluter-QUADEC allows for modern decorative design and interesting contrasts. The profile can be combined with the Schluter®-QUADEC-FS feature strip profile and the Schluter®-DESIGNLINE border profile for further design options. In addition to its decorative effect, the profile protects tile edges against damage caused by mechanical stresses.
Schluter-QUADEC, in stainless steel, is particularly resistant to wear when used as edge protection. It may also be used as a stair nosing or floor transition profile.
In addition, Schluter-QUADEC is suitable for transitions, corners, or dado coverings with other covering materials; for example, carpet, parquet, natural stone tiles, or poured epoxy coverings. The integrated joint spacer forms a defined joint cavity with the tile.
Schluter®-QUADEC-K is a variant of the Schluter-QUADEC profile without an anchoring leg. It features an open cavity that is filled with thin-set mortar to secure the profile in the assembly. Alternatively, the profile may be installed with an adhesive such as Schluter®-KERDI-FIX. Schluter-QUADEC-K is installed in wall applications (e.g., wainscotings and bases) with coverings up to 1/2" (12.5 mm) thick. The profile is particularly suited for finishing edges in retrofit applications, such as thin porcelain panel installation over existing wall tiles.
Note: Schluter-QUADEC-K and Schluter-QUADEC in stainless steel, do not feature the integrated joint spacer. Matching inside/outside corners and connectors are available.