Schluter®-DILEX-F

Our slimmest movement joint profile with replaceable silicon inlay

Schluter®-DILEX-F is a surface movement joint profile. The two-part system consists of a carrier profile with anchor legs made of rigid, recycled PVC, and a slim replaceable silicone inlay that mimics grout lines. When installed, it blends into any tile field for a seamless visible surface. The carrier profile (DILEX-FCS) has a protective cover that is removed after tile installation and replaced with the selected color of silicone inlay (DILEX-FIS). The inlay is approximately 1/8" (3 mm) wide when installed.
  • Designed to allow movement and expansion in large, tiled floor installations
  • The trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs transfer movement to the profile movement zone
  • Suitable for residential to medium-sized commercial applications subject to light mechanical loads (e.g., offices and stores)
  • Eliminates the need for caulking
  • The special silicone inlay is equipped with anti-stretch properties and a low-friction coating that repels dust
  • Available in 10 colors to match popular grout choices
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Schluter®-DILEX-F is a surface joint profile with rigid PVC anchoring legs that protect tile edges and a 1/8” (3 mm)-wide, soft silicone movement zone that separates individual fields in the tile covering and forms the visible surface. DILEX-F features the ability to remove and replace its inlay with different colors. The movement zone is only 1/8" (3 mm) wide, matching common grout joint widths. DILEX-F is suitable for both residential and medium-duty commercial applications subject to light mechanical loads (e.g., offices and stores).

The Schluter®-DILEX-F profile requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profiles periodically using pH neutral cleaning agents. Avoid the use of strong acids (e.g., hydrochloric or hydrofluoric) and base/alkaline cleaners (e.g., bleach, ammonium chlorides). Do not use abrasive cleaning agents and tools.

1. Select profile according to tile thickness and format. Cut tile edges should be avoided. Use rectified or factory tile edges along this profile.

2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar over the area where the profile is to be placed.

3. Press the perforated anchoring legs of the profile into the mortar and align.

4. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring legs to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges. Remove excess thin-set along the vertical portion of the profile to avoid seepage.

5. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the orange protective cover and the tile edge is in direct contact with the profile. No gap should be left between the tile and the profile.

6. Grouting can be done before or after removal of the protective orange cover and installation of the inlay. Avoid grouting over the inlay and protective cover to reduce cleaning time. Grout is not used along this profile edge.

7. Using a screwdriver or similar, pry and peel up the orange protective cover. Scrape away any hardened cementitious material for the tile edge above the carrier profile using the provided tool. Vacuum up the debris.

8. Starting at one end, press the first few inches of inlay into the carrier profile and use the provided tool to press the inlay in. Water can be used to lubricate the inlay and carrier profile for easier installation.

Note: Supplemental information and instructions are required for this product. Refer to the product page, illustrated instruction sticker and video for support with installation.

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Profile Finishes and Colors
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Movement Joints Data Sheet
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Introducing Schluter®-DILEX-F Movement Joint System!

Introducing Schluter®-DILEX-F Movement Joint System!

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How to Install the Schluter®-DILEX-F Movement Joint System

How to Install the Schluter®-DILEX-F Movement Joint System

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