Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL

Wall base profile

Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL is a finishing profile used as an alternative to baseboards.
  • May be installed with tile coverings or other floor coverings
  • Quick and easy installation with suitable adhesive
  • 90° inside and outside corners, connectors, end caps, and sealing lip available
  • Brushed stainless steel options available for commercial cove base applications where sanitation is a concern
  • Available in brushed stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and color-coated aluminum
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Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL is a finishing profile used as an alternative to baseboards. It features a clean, finished look and is simply attached to the wall area with a suitable adhesive. The profile can be equipped with an optional sealing lip to protect the floor-to-wall transition from moisture and to reduce the transmission of impact sound. The profile is available in anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum, and brushed stainless steel.

DESIGNBASE-SL requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile periodically using common neutral household cleaning agents. In the case of anodized aluminum and color-coated aluminum, do not use abrasive cleaning agents.

Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL is a finishing profile used as an alternative to baseboards.  The profile is available in anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum and stainless steel.  It features a clean, finished look and is simply attached to the wall area with a suitable adhesive. The profile can be equipped with an optional sealing lip to protect the floor-to-wall transition from moisture and to reduce the transmission of impact sound.

  1. DESIGNBASE-SL is applied to prepared walls using KERDI-FIX or other suitable adhesive.  Prior to applying the adhesive, make sure that all surfaces are free from adhesion-inhibiting substances such as oil or grease. 

  1. Apply beads of adhesive to the back of the profile and press the profile into the wall, ensuring solid contact throughout.  In the case of the stainless steel version, apply adhesive above and below the foam spacer; see illustration.

  1. Aluminum accessories must be slid on the profiles during installation.  Stainless steel accessories must be applied on top after the profile is installed.  Install corners, connectors, and end caps using a permanently elastic waterproof adhesive (e.g., KERDI-FIX or silicone).  Prior to application, any contact inhibiting substances (e.g. grease, etc.) must be removed. 

  1. Use a suitable cleaning agent to remove any excess adhesive from around the profile.  Remove the protective foil.   Note:  The optional sealing lip is inserted into the profile prior to installation.  The lip must be pressed firmly into the profile (from the front for the aluminum version and from the rear for the stainless steel version) so that the front edge of the sealing lip is flush with the profile.

Data sheets

Wall and Countertop Profiles Data Sheet
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Brochures and Pamphlets

Commercial Product Overview
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Warranties

Wall and Countertop Profiles Warranty
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Product Table

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Spec. Guides

DESIGNBASE Spec
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CAD drawings

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schlueter_cad_designbase_sl_imp
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schlueter_cad_designbase_sl_met
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DESIGNBASE-SL-E-CAD
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