Schluter®-FINEC-SQ is a finishing and edge protection profile for outside corners of tile coverings and mosaics. It features a symmetrical 3/16" profile reveal that combines the slim look of FINEC with the square shape of QUADEC and a perforated anchoring leg that is secured in mortar bond coat beneath the tile. The profile is available in anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum, and textured color-coated aluminum.
Note: FINEC-SQ can be combined with Schluter®-QUADEC IN/OUT CORNER 3/16"
Schluter®-FINEC-SQ requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean the profile periodically using pH neutral cleaning agents.
In the case of anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum, and textured color-coated aluminum do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
1. Select the profile according to the tile thickness and format.
2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar to the area where the profile is to be placed. If FINEC-SQ is to be used as edging for an outside wall corner, finish tiling one wall first; then trowel thin-set mortar over the corner area of the second wall.
3. Press the perforated anchoring leg of profile into the mortar and align.
4. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges.
5. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile; the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approx. 1/32" (1 mm) lower.
5a. If the FINEC-SQ profiles, in aluminum, are used to create a 3 way external corner, into which the two upper profiles were fitted at an angle of 45°, cut the adjoining lower profile to size. The trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg, including the joint spacer, must be cut off straight to the visible area by a minimum dimension x, depending on the profile length; see the AE illustration below.
6. Set the tile to the integrated joint spacer, which ensures a uniform joint of 1/16"- 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm). With the stainless steel FINEC-SQ profiles, leave a space of approximately 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm).
7. Fill joints completely with grout or setting material.
8. Work with materials and tools that will not scratch or damage sensitive surfaces. Setting materials must be removed immediately, especially from aluminum.
9. Corners and end caps are held in place with thin-set mortar. Fill the ends of the profile with thin-set mortar prior to inserting the accessories. Connectors are held in place with a friction fit. Insert the connector into the profile approximately half the length of the connector piece and connect the adjacent profile.
How do I cut profiles?
Schluter™ profiles are available in a variety of different materials , so methods for cutting vary. Below are best practices for cutting according...Read more