Schluter®-QUADEC is a finishing and edge-protection profile for the outside corners of tiled surfaces. 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. Alternately, the profile may be installed with Schluter®-KERDI-FIX. QUADEC-K is installed in wall applications (e.g., wainscoatings and bases) with coverings up to 1/2" (12.5 mm) thick. The profile is particularly suited for finishing edges in retrofitting applications, such as thin porcelain panel installation over existing wall tiles. QUADEC-K is available in anodized aluminum.
The Schluter-QUADEC-K profile requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profiles periodically using neutral cleaning agents.
Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically using a neutral cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. Avoid the use of strong acids (e.g. hydrochloric or hydrofluoric) and base/alkaline cleaners (e.g. bleach, ammonia, chlorides). Do not use abrasive cleaning agents and tools. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome-polishing agent.Oxidation films on aluminum may be removed with a common polishing agent but will form again. In the case of anodized aluminum, do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
1. QUADEC-K may be used to cover assembly edges up to 1/2" (12.5 mm) thick.
2. Fill the profile cavity with thin-set mortar.
3. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar to the area where the profile is to be placed.
4. Press the profile into the mortar and align. Leave a space of approximately 1/16”-1/8”(1.5 – 3 mm) between the profile and tile.
5. Fill joints completely with grout or setting material.
6. Work with materials and tools that will not scratch or damage sensitive surfaces. Setting materials must be removed immediately.
Note: QUADEC-K may also be adhered using KERDI-FIX. Matching inside/outside corners and connectors are available. Corners/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.
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