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Movement joints

In accordance with the applicable construction standards, movement joints must be continued in the tile covering. The same standards specify that coverings made of large format pavers over Schlüter®-DITRA and Schlüter®- DITRA-DRAIN must be divided into bays with movement joints. In outdoor areas (balconies and terraces) the length of these individual bays should not exceed 3 m.

Depending on the construction of the substrate, smaller bays may be necessary. The bays should be of compact geometric dimensions (up to a ratio of approxinately 1:2). Please refer to the installation information for the various profile types in the Schlüter®- DILEX series.

Depending on the anticipated movements, profiles such as Schlüter®- DILEX-BT or Schlüter®-DILEX-KSBT should be installed over structural movement joints.

Movement joint

  1. Schlüter®-DILEX-BWB is a movement profile with lateral parts made of rigid recycled PVC. The upper movement zone is made of soft rubber and forms a 10 mm wide visible area.

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The ceramic covering must be divided into bays with movement joints above Schlüter®-DITRA and Schlüter®- DITRA-DRAIN in accordance with the applicable regulations. This also applies if the substrates were created without movement joints, for example in our Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-DRAIN system. If using Schlüter®-DILEX-BWS, the bay sizes should be limited to a maximum of 2.50 metres due to the small width.