Schluter®-DILEX-AS

Perimeter joint profile with rigid PVC anchoring leg and self-adhesive tape

Schluter®-DILEX-AS is a perimeter joint profile with a rigid PVC anchoring leg and a flexible joining leg with self-adhesive tape to bond the profile to fixed building elements, such as bathtubs, shower trays, and window frames.
  • Designed to allow movement and reduce stress in large, tiled areas
  • Eliminates the need for caulking
  • Prevents cracking and delamination of tiles
  • Ideal for applications such as bathtubs, shower trays, door and window frames
  • Isolates the tile covering from fixed building elements
  • Suitable for tiles 3/16" to 3/8" (6 mm to 12 mm)-thick
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Schluter®-DILEX-AS features a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg, made of rigid PVC, which is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tiles, and a flexible joining leg with self-adhesive tape to bond the profile to fixed building elements. The profile isolates the tile covering from the fixed building element and accommodates movement via the flexible joining leg, which also forms the visible surface. The profile does not replace waterproofing. Required waterproofing must be installed prior to the installation of the profile. DILEX-AS also prevents sound bridges, making it ideal for transitions in sound-rated floors. Accessories include matching end caps and inside corners.

Note: DILEX-AS is suitable for tiles 3/16" to 3/8" (4 mm - 10 mm) thick.

DILEX-AS profile require no special maintenance or care and are resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile using neutral cleaning agents.

1. Thoroughly clean the contact area on adjoining fixtures where DILEX-AS will be positioned.

2. Using a notched trowel, apply the thin-set mortar over the area where the trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg will be placed.

3. Remove the paper from the self-adhesive tape. Apply Schluter®-KERDI-FIX or silicone sealant parallel and adjacent to self-adhesive tape. Press the profile with self-adhesive tape against the fixture in such a way that the perforated anchoring leg can also be pressed into the applied thin-set mortar.

4. Install inside corners and end caps with KERDI-FIX or silicone prior to setting tiles.

5. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage.

6. A joint of approx. 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm) should be left between the tile and the profile.

7. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material.

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