Schluter SCHIENE BASIC AE Anodised 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. This trim differs from the standard SCHIENE tile trim in that it does not incorporate a grout joint spacer, so is therefore named a ‘basic’ version of the trim.
Schluter SCHIENE BASIC AE Anodised Aluminium Tile Trim is available in the following internal height sizes: 8mm, 10mm, 12.5mm. All sizes come in lengths of 2.5 metres.
Schluter SCHIENE BASIC AE Anodised Aluminium Tile Trim features a trapezoid perforated anchoring leg, which is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile, and a vertical wall section that transfers point loads to the substrate and surface covering while protecting tile edges from damage. The trapezoid shape results in a very strong mechanical fixing for the anchoring leg of the profile within the adhesive bed.
Schluter SCHIENE BASIC AE Anodised 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 BASIC AE Anodised Aluminium Tile Trim is made of clear satin anodised aluminium. The anodised layer creates a finish that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. The surface, however, is susceptible to scratching and wear and may be damaged by tile adhesive, mortar, or grouting material. Therefore, setting materials must be removed immediately.
This trim 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.