Schluter®-DILEX-KSA features a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg, made of stainless steel or aluminum, which is secured in the mortar bond coat and provides edge protection for adjacent tiles, and a self-adhesive backing strip which can be bonded to fixed building elements (e.g., door and window frames, bathtubs and shower trays, countertops, etc.). The profile isolates the tile covering from the structure and accommodates movement via the 3/8" (10 mm)-wide, soft thermoplastic rubber movement zone, which also forms the visible surface. The thermoplastic rubber movement zone can be replaced if damaged. DILEX-KSA uses the same anchoring leg as DILEX-KSN to allow for the same appearance throughout an installation. DILEX-KSA also prevents sound bridges, making it ideal for transitions in sound-rated floors.
DILEX-KSA requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile using common household cleaning agents. Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically using a mild household cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. All cleaning agents must be free of hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, and chlorides. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome-polishing agent.
Oxidation films on exposed solid brass or aluminum can be removed by using a conventional polishing agent, but will form again.
The thermoplastic rubber inserts in DILEX-KSA is replaceable.
1. Select profile according to tile thickness and format.
2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar over the area where the profile is to be placed.
3. Remove film from self-adhesive backing strip on DILEX-KSA.
4. Press the perforated anchoring leg of the profile into the mortar and adjust it securely against the existing building elements.
5. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges.
6. Solidly embed the tiles and align flush with the top of the profile.
7. A joint of approx. 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm) should be left between the tile and the profile.
8. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material.
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