Schlüter®-BARA-RTK | Installation | Schlüter-Systems



  1. Schlüter®-BARA-RTK is used as an edging and finishing profile, as well as a support profile for Schlüter®-BARIN, and is attached by embedding the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg into a thin bed of fresh adhesive along the edge area.
  2. Schlüter®-DITRA 25 must abut the profile edge. Use Schlüter®-KERDI-BAND to join the matting with the profile. Schlüter®- KERDI-BAND. Use the sealing adhesive Schlüter®-KERDI-COLL or the installation adhesive Schlüter®-KERDI-FIX to attach the sealing tape with an overlap of at least 5 cm on Schlüter®-DITRA 25 and to the undercut profile of the protruding adhesive flange of Schlüter®-BARA-RTK. The tiles may now be set in a thin adhesive bed while observing the manufacturer’s instructions for Schlüter®-DITRA 25 included in product data sheet 6.1. The edge of the covering assembly should be approximately flush with the drip lip of Schlüter®-BARA-RTK. If the Schlüter®- JOLLY protective edge profile is used, apply tile adhesive on top of Schlüter®- KERDI and solidly embed the profile.
  3. If a trowel applied waterproof membrane is used, attach Schlüter®-BARA-RTK at the exposed edge areas by integrating the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg into the waterproofing layer. The waterproof layer is carried over the cut back ribs of the projecting bonding flange. Observe manufacturer’s instructions for installing waterproof compounds.
  4. For waterproofing layers in accordance with DIN 18195-5, the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter®-BARA-RTK must be attached along the open edge of the sloped screed using an appropriate thin-bed mortar. Apply a gradient layer at the transition area between the anchoring leg and the sloped screed to avoid a slope reduction. The waterproof membrane to be applied is carried over the cut back ribs of the projecting bonding flange and adhered, ensuring a watertight connection.
  5. Over waterproof layers in accordance with DIN 18195-5, an assembly conforming to norms and standards currently in effect is applied. This can be the application of a drainage layer with subsequent installation of a load distribution or gravel layer, or large format surface coverings supported by pedestals.
  6. Once the covering is completely installed, the gutter system can be fastened to the Schlüter®-BARA-RTK profile using the included screws. The slotted holes allow for establishing the proper slope, if required.
  7. Note: Prefabricated corners and connectors are available for inside and outside corners. Abut the profile ends of Schlüter®-BARA-RTK, leaving approx. a 5 mm wide joint. Cover the joint with the snap-on connector. When using an edge protection profile, the connector should be shortened at the intended breakage point and adhered to the edge profile using a suitable silicone, (see illustration 1). All current installation instructions and manufacturer’s guidelines for the covering type must be observed. All materials must be weather resistant, waterproof, and suitable for outdoor areas.

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