Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA | Schlüter-Systems


Application and Function

Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA is a movement profile used in tile installations to provide a flexible connection to the building’s fixed elements.

The perforated anchoring leg, made of recycled rigid PVC, is secured in the tile adhesive beneath the tiles. Epoxy resin, silicone, tile adhesive, etc. can be used to bond the dove-tailed channel of the profile (opposite the anchoring leg) to the existing structure.

The 5 mm wide movement zone, made of soft CPE, absorbs occurring movements. The lower soft zone is slit to maximise the absorption of tensile stresses.

Schlüter®- DILEX-BWA prevents sound bridges, thereby reducing sound transmission.



  1.  Select Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA according to tile thickness.
  2. Apply tile adhesive to the edge area where the profile is to be installed, using an appropriate trowel.
  3. The undercut chamber of the exterior finishing leg can be filled with epoxy resin adhesive, silicone etc. as needed to bond the profile to the structural element.
  4. Press the trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA into the adhesive and bond it firmly to the structural element.
  5. Trowel additional tile adhesive over the trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and solid bedding.
  6. Firmly press the adjoining tiles into place and align them flush with the upper profile edge.
  7. Leave a joint of approximately 2 mm to the profile.
  8. Completely fill the space between the tiles and the profile with grout.



Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA consists of a perforated anchoring leg made of recycled rigid PVC, connected by a soft CPE top and bottom section to a dove-tailed channel, also made of recycled rigid PVC.

Material properties and areas of application:

The material is resistant to most chemicals commonly encountered in tiled environments.

In special cases, the suitability of a proposed type of material must be verified based on anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses. The trim’s CPE expansion zone is UV-resistant and free of softening agents.

Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA is used in tile installations as a flexible connection to fixed structural components. Applications include window or door frames, thresholds, cupboard- wall connections, floor coverings against existing wall or dado coverings, etc.




Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA is resistant to fungi and bacteria and requires no special maintenance. Clean the profile along with the tiled surface using common household cleaning agents.




Available in four new colours (C, DA , FG & SG) .

To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. BWA 45 G)

* Colours:
BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
C - cream, no RAL
DA - dark anthracite, no RAL
FG - joint grey, no RAL
G - grey, RAL 7030
GS - black, RAL 9011
HB - light beige, RAL 1019
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
SG - stone grey, no RAL



Frequently asked questions


Which expansion joint profile should I use for joints that have parquet on one side and tiles on the other?

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Since these two types of covering often have height differences, we recommend a profile with unilateral connection, such as Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA or Schlüter®-DILEX-KSA.

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Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
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Schlüter colour key
Schlüter colour key

From brilliant white to brick red - here you will find an overview of all available product colours.

Legend "Products"

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