Schluter®-DILEX-BT features trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs, made of anodized aluminum, which are secured in the mortar bond coat and provide edge protection for adjacent tiles against mechanical stresses.
The anchoring legs can also be integrated into the mortar bed for other covering materials, such as carpeting or VCT. Therefore, the profile can move together with the respective covering assembly. The 1-3/16" (30 mm)- wide telescopic center section absorbs movements of +/-7/32" (5 mm).
The lateral pivot joints allow for the absorption of three-dimensional movement. DILEX-BT offers secure edge protection for surfaces exposed to foot traffic as well as vehicular traffic and is, therefore, suited for use in warehouses, production facilities, shopping centers, airports, train stations, and parking garages, or for coverings cleaned with machines.
DILEX-BT requires no special maintenance or care and are resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile using common household cleaning agents. In the case of anodized aluminum do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
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. The profile must align directly with movement joints in the substrate below.
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.
4. 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.
5. For DILEX-BT, the tile is set to the integrated joint spacer, which ensures a uniform joint of 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm).
6. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material; remove the protective foil from DILEX-BT.
7. The installation of the profile on wall and ceiling surfaces is essentially equivalent to floor applications.
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