Schluter SCHIENE A Aluminium Tile Trim is designed to provide protective and decorative edging for tile coverings. Typical applications include edge protection where tile is bordered by carpet, at expansion joints, or as a decorative edging for stairs. Available in the following internal height sizes: 8mm, 10mm, 12.5mm, 15mm, 20mm, 22.5mm, 25mm and 30mm. All sizes come in lengths of 2.5 metres.
Schluter SCHIENE A Aluminium Tile Trim features a trapezoid perforated anchoring leg, which is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile, and an 87° sloped vertical wall section that transfers point loads to the substrate and surface covering while protecting tile edges from damage.
Schluter SCHIENE A Aluminium Tile Trim features a joint spacer, which is integrated in profiles higher than 6 mm, establishes a defined joint cavity between the tile and the profile.
If you do not require a joint spacer, choose the BASIC variant of this trim – the SCHIENE BASIC A Aluminium Tile Trim. this trim is made from the same material but has a standard ‘L’ shaped profile without a joint spacer.
Schluter SCHIENE A Aluminium Tile Trim prevents tiles from chipping due to mechanical stress or impact, and is ideal for creating transitions on floors, where the tile installation is bordered by carpet or wood flooring.
Schluter SCHIENE A Aluminium Tile Trim is made from solid aluminium. It must be tested to verify its suitability if chemical exposure is anticipated. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline. Since aluminium is sensitive to alkaline substances, exposure to the alkali (depending on the concentration and time 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 until the adhesive and grout have dried. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent alkaline water from accumulating in small cavities.
Please note: Minor manufacturing flaws are unavoidable on the untreated surface of the trim, so it may come with minor scratches/marks. These become much less noticeable over time as the surface oxidises and can be removed/improved by using a metal polish such as Schluter CLEAN CP Trim Polish.