Schlüter®-BARA-RK | Schlüter-Systems


Application and Function

Schlüter®-BARA-RK is an edging profile for the exposed edges of surface coverings on balconies and terraces. The profile pro- vides a neat edge appearance while protecting the exposed edges of the screed bed against weathering and corrosion.

The sloped projecting drip edge covers the exposed edges of the Schlüter®-TROBA-PLUS sub-surface drainage system which is in- stalled below the load-distribution layer. During the application of the screed, the trapezoid- perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter®- BARA-RK is solidly embedded into the mortar bed while the upper edge of the profile is used to screed the mortar bed to the appropriate height. Schlüter®-TROBA-PLUS, serving as sub-surface drainage, shall be laid between the waterproofing layer and the screed in order to prevent penetrating water from collecting in the screed layer.

If Schlüter®-DITRA 25 is to be installed, the screed is levelled 3 mm below the top of the profile. Schlüter®-DITRA 25 uncouples the tile covering from the screed and neutralises stresses caused by differential movement, primarily due to temperature fluctuations, between the screed and the tile. In addition, Schlüter®-DITRA 25 in conjunction with the tile covering creates a bonded surface waterproof layer.



  1. At the edge area, Schlüter®-BARA-RK is positioned into a layer of mortar. Prefabricated corner pieces for inside and outside corners are available. Between the ends of two profiles, a space of approximately 5 mm is left and covered by clipping on a connector. 
  2. Balcony and terrace surfaces shall be filled with mortar to the height at which the mortar bed’s structural reinforcement (AKS lattice) is placed. In doing so, the reinforcing lattice must overlap the anchoring leg of the profile.
  3. To produce the load distribution layer, the screed mortar is applied at the appropriate height and slope using the upper edge of Schlüter®-BARA-RK as a screeding guide. If Schlüter®-DITRA 25 is to be installed as an uncoupling and bonded waterproof membrane, the screed is levelled 3 mm below the top of the profile and carefully compacted.
  4. Please Note: Schlüter®-TROBA-PLUS must be laid as an area drainage layer between the waterproofing layer and the screed. The visual gap created between the waterproofing and the screed, due to the installation of the drainage layer, can be covered by attaching the drip lip. The drip lip cannot prevent the dripping water from coming into contact with the front edge or the wall area in all cases.



Schlüter®-BARA-RK is made of chromated and colour-coated aluminium.

Material properties and areas of application
The powder coating of the aluminium profile is colourfast, as well as UV and weatherresistant. The surface must be protected against abrasion. Penetrating water must not collect in the screed bed into which Schlüter®-BARA-RK has been anchored (installation of drainage layer), since water enriched with alkali will attack aluminium. In special cases, the suitability of Schlüter®-BARA-RK must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.



Schlüter®-BARA-RK requires no special or preventative maintenance. The aluminium profile’s powder-coated surface is colourfast. Damage to the surface shall be repaired by re-coating.




* to complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. E90 / RK 65 SB).

BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
GM - grey metallic, RAL 9006
HB - light beige, RAL 1019
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
RB - red brown, RAL 8003
SB - black brown, RAL 8019






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Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
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We use the following symbols and abbreviations to illustrate our price charts.

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H = height
L = length
B = width

PL = euro pallet 
KV = case packaging 
BV = bundle (there is a 10 item bundle packaging for all the profile types)
P = box packaging 
R = roll
St. = unit