The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint is a maintenance free movement profile for tile, natural stone and surface coatings subjected to high mechanical stresses.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint offers secure edge protection for surfaces exposed to continuous vehicular traffic and is, therefore, suited for use in warehouses, production facilities, shopping centres and car parks, or for floor surfaces maintained with cleaning machines.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint comes in lengths of 2.5 metres, and is available in a range of colours and height sizes.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint features trapezoid perforated lateral attachment profiles of stainless steel or aluminium that are connected with an 11 mm or 6 mm soft movement zone of thermoplastic elastomer. The profile’s rubber insert is replaceable in case of damage (not applicable to profile heights 2.5, 4.5 and 6 mm). The side sections of the Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint profile provide effective edge protection for the surface covering.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint is available in either stainless steel or aluminium, and the movement zone consists of highly flexible thermoplastic rubber with inserts made of a harder material.
The suitability of a proposed type of profile must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical and/or other stresses.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint with stainless steel support profiles made of material no. 1.4301 (V2A) or 1.4404 (V4A) are especially suitable for applications which, in addition to high mechanical durability, require resistance to chemical stresses from sources such as acidic or alkaline media, cleaning detergents, or de-icing salt.
The use of V4A is recommended if consistent exposure is expected, for example in the case of swimming pools (fresh water). Even stainless steel is not resistant to all chemical stresses, and may be affected by hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations. Special anticipated stresses should therefore be verified in advance. Depending on the anticipated chemical stresses, customers can choose between the alloy materials 1.4301 V2A or 1.4404 V4A.
The Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint with lateral anchoring leg profiles of aluminium are sensitive to alkaline media. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture become alkaline. Since aluminium is sensitive to alkaline substances exposure to the alkali (depending on the concentration and duration of exposure) may result in corrosion (aluminium hydroxide formation).
For this reason, remove mortar or grouting material immediately from all visible areas and do not cover freshly installed coverings with foil. It must be ensured that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent alkaline water from accumulating in small cavities. The movement zones of all Schluter DILEX KS Movement Joint profile types consist of highly flexible thermoplastic rubber. This material is UV-resistant, suitable for outdoor use, and resistant to the chemical stresses typically associated with tile coverings and has been specially treated to resist fungi and bacteria.
The insert is resistant to temperatures ranging from -60 °C to +100 °C. The thermoplastic elastomer can be heat bonded to extend the profile length.