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Schlüter®-QUADEC

Application and Function

Schlüter-QUADEC is a premium finishing profile that offers excellent edge protection for external corners of tiled walls. The visible area of the profile forms a right angled external corner for tile coverings.

The integrated joint spacer of the aluminium profiles forms a defined joint cavity with the tile.

The profiles are available in different materials, colours and surface finishes to coordinate with tile and grout, fixtures and fittings or to create interesting accents in decorative design. Schlüter-QUADEC-E and -A are designed to match the border profiles Schlüter-QUADEC-FS or Schlüter- DESIGNLINE.

In addition to their decorative effect, the profiles also protect tiles in the edge area from mechanical and impact stresses. Schlüter-QUADEC in stainless steel is particularly resistant to wear when used as edge protection; it may also be used as a transition profile, decorative insert or stair nosing. In addition, Schlüter-QUADEC is suitable for transitions, corners or skirtings with other covering materials such as carpet, parquet, natural stone or epoxy resin finishes.

QUADEC profiles also come with matching internal and external corners for elegant connections. Connectors and end caps are available for select materials as well.


Schlüter®-QUADEC

Installation

  1. Select Schlüter-QUADEC according to tile thickness.
  2. Apply tile adhesive to the area where the tile covering will end, using a notched trowel. If QUADEC is to be installed in an exterior wall corner, complete the tiling of one wall, then apply tile adhesive in the corner area of the second wall.
  3. Press the perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter-QUADEC firmly into the adhesive and align it.
  4. Trowel additional adhesive over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and fill the profile chamber with tile adhesive.
  5. Solidly embed adjacent tiles and adjust flush with the profile’s upper edge. Full coverage must be obtained between the tile and the profile’s anchoring leg.
  6. The tile is set to the lateral joint spacer, which creates an evenly spaced joint of 1.5 mm. In the case of stainless steel or brass profiles, a joint of approx. 1.5 mm is recommended. Fill the joint completely with grout.
  7. Use suitable materials and tools for the sensitive surfaces to avoid scratches or other damage. Setting materials must be removed immediately, especially on aluminium.
  8. Matching preformed inside and outside corner pieces are available.

Schlüter®-QUADEC

Material

Schlüter-QUADEC is available in the following materials:

  • E = stainless steel
                V2A, material no. 1.4301 = AISI 304
                V4A, material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L
  • EB = brushed stainless steel
  • EP = polished stainless steel
  • MC = chrome-plated brass
  • AE = anodised aluminium
  • AT = satin titanium anodised aluminium
  • ACG = polished chrome anodised aluminium
  • ACGB = brushed chrome anodised aluminium
  • ATG = polished titanium anodised aluminium
  • ATGB = brushed titanium anodised aluminium
  • AEX = cross brushed satin anodised aluminium
  • AMX = cross brushed satin brass anodised aluminium
  • ATX = cross brushed satin titanium anodised aluminium
  • AQGX = cross brushed quartz grey anodised aluminium
  • TS = textured finished aluminium
  • AC = colour coated aluminium
  • PQ = coloured PVC

Material properties and areas of application:
Schlüter-QUADEC is available in a wide variety of materials and finishes.

In applications exposed to chemical or mechanical stresses, the profile’s suitability must be verified.

The information provided below is intended as a general guideline.

Schlüter-QUADEC-MC (chrome plated solid brass) is a finishing profile that is especially well suited for wall corners and transitions. It is ideal for matching chrome fixtures. Surface areas must be protected against abrasion or scratching. Remove mortar and grout residue immediately.

Schlüter-QUADEC-E is made of roll formed V2A (material no. 1.4301) or V4A (material no. 1.4404) stainless steel. Schlüter- QUADEC-E is highly durable and especially suited for application areas that must be resistant to chemicals and acids, such as the food industry, breweries, dairies, industrial kitchens, and hospitals as well as residential spaces. Depending on the anticipated chemical stresses, customers can choose between the alloy materials 1.4301 (V2A) or 1.4404 (V4A). The use of V4A is recommended if consistent exposure is expected, for example in the case of swimming pools (fresh water).

Even stainless steel of quality 1.4404 is not resistant to all chemical stresses such as hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations.

In certain cases, this also applies to seawater pools. Special anticipated stresses should therefore always be verified in advance.

Schlüter-QUADEC-AE / -ACG / -ACGB / -AEX / -AMX / -ATX / -AQGX / -AT / -ATG / -ATGB (anodised aluminium): The aluminium features an anodised surface layer that retains a uniform appearance during normal use.

Visible edges should be protected against abrasion. Aluminium is sensitive to alkaline media. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline, which may result in corrosion depending on the concentration and length of exposure (aluminium hydroxide formation).

Remove adhesive or grout immediately from visible areas and don't cover freshly installed assemblies with foil. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent water from accumulating in small cavities.

Schlüter-QUADEC-AC (colour coated aluminium): The aluminium is pre-treated (chromeplated) and powder-coated with a polyurethane covering. The coating is colour-stable, as well as UV- and weather-resistant. Visible edges should be protected against abrasion. The surfaces of QUADEC-TS profiles (textured aluminium) have a natural appearance (see QUADEC-AC for further properties).

Schlüter-QUADEC-PQ (coloured PVC) is made of pre-coloured, rigid PVC which resists bending or scratching. The material is UV resistant, although it is not permanently colour stable in exterior applications. The profiles are not suited for corners or transitions subjected to heavy mechanical stresses, e.g. at step edges or floor transitions.

Note: Due to different manufacturing processes, slight colour discrepancies between the profiles and the corners may occur.


Schlüter®-QUADEC

Maintenance

Schlüter-QUADEC requires no special maintenance or care. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents on the sensitive surfaces.

Damage to the anodised surfaces can be restored with paint. The surfaces of stainless steel profiles can be polished with commercial chrome-polishing products.

Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically using a mild household cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. All cleaning agents must be free of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid.

Avoid contact with other metals such as steel, which can cause rust. This also includes tools such as trowels or steel wool, i.e. tools used to remove mortar residue. We recommend the use of the stainless steel cleaning polish Schlüter-CLEAN-CP.


Schlüter®-QUADEC


<a name='mc'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-MC

Schlüter®-QUADEC-MC is a chrome plated brass finishing profile that offers excellent edge protection for external corners of tiled walls. The visible area of the profile forms a right angled external corner for tile coverings.

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Schlüter®-QUADEC-MC/EV


Schlüter®-QUADEC-MC/ED


<a name='ac'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-AC

Schlüter®-QUADEC-AC is a high quality colour coated aluminium finishing profile for external corners of tiled walls. The visible area of the profile forms a right angled external corner for tile coverings. The integrated joint spacer defines a joint chamber with the tile.

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Schlüter®-QUADEC-AC/ED

To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. Q 60 GS)

* Colours:
BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
GS - black, RAL 9011
MBW - satin brilliant white, RAL 9003
MGS - matt graphite black, RAL 9005
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
QG - quartz grey, RAL 7039
VG - traffic grey, RAL 7043
W - white, RAL 9010

** Colours:
BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
G - grey, RAL 7030
MBW - satin brilliant white, RAL 9003
MGS - matt graphite black, RAL 9005
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
PW - pearl white, RAL 1013
QG - quartz grey, RAL 7039
VG - traffic grey, RAL 7043
W - white, RAL 9010

Colours L = 3.00 m:
BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
GS - black, RAL 9011
MBW - satin brilliant white, RAL 9003
MGS - matt graphite black, RAL 9005
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
QG - quartz grey, RAL 7039
VG - traffic grey, RAL 7043
W - white, RAL 9010

For 3 metre length, add “/300” to art. no. (e.g. Q 60 BW/300).

 


QUADEC-AC-EV-MBW-MGS


Schlüter®-RONDEC-A/V


Schlüter®-QUADEC-A/V


<a name='a'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-A

Schlüter®-QUADEC-A is a high quality anodised aluminium finishing profile for external corners of tiled walls. The visible area of the profile forms a right angled external corner for tile coverings. The integrated joint spacer defines a joint chamber with the tile.

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Schlüter®-QUADEC-ACG


Schlüter®-QUADEC-ACGB


Schlüter®-QUADEC-AT


Schlüter®-QUADEC-ATG


Schlüter®-QUADEC-ATGB


Schlüter®-QUADEC-AEX


Schlüter®-QUADEC-AMX


Schlüter®-QUADEC-ATX


Schlüter®-QUADEC-AQGX


Schlüter®-QUADEC-A/EV


Schlüter®-QUADEC-A/ED

* to complete the Art.-No., add the surface finish (e.g.EV/Q 60 AT).

Surface finish:
ACG - polished chrome anodised aluminium
ACGB - brushed chrome anodised aluminium
AE - anodised aluminium
AEX - cross brushed anodised aluminium natural
AMX - cross brushed brass anodised aluminium
AQGX - cross brushed quartz grey anodised aluminium
AT - aluminium/titanium
ATG - polished titanium aluminium
ATGB - brushed titanium anodised aluminium
ATX - cross brushed titanium anodised aluminium

*** to complete the Art.-No., add the surface finish (e.g.ED/Q 60 AT).

Surface finish:
ACG - polished chrome anodised aluminium
ACGB - brushed chrome anodised aluminium
AE - anodised aluminium
AT - aluminium/titanium
ATG - polished titanium aluminium
ATGB - brushed titanium anodised aluminium


<a name='e'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-E

Schlüter®-QUADEC-E is a stainless steel connection profile that offers excellent edge protection for external corners of tiled walls. The visible area of the profile forms a right angled external corner for tile coverings.

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Note: The variable corner pieces can be used for internal and external corners.

Note: The Schlüter®-QUADEC-E/-EB profile in a height of 14/15 mm is not available with radius perforation.

 


Schlüter®-QUADEC-E/EV


Schlüter®-QUADEC-E/ED


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EB


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EB/EV


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EB/ED


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EB/EK


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EP


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EP/EV


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EP/E


Schlüter®-QUADEC-E V4A


Schlüter®-QUADEC-EV V4A


Schlüter®-RONDEC-E/V

Note: We recommend the corresponding internal/ external corners of Schlüter®-QUADEC-E for corner designs with Schlüter®-QUADEC-ES.


<a name='pq'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-PQ

Schlüter®-QUADEC-PQ is a finishing profile of coloured PVC for external wall corners and the edges of tile coverings. The exposed area of the profile forms the right angle of the external corner of the tile covering. The joint spacer defines a joint chamber with the tile.

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Schlüter®-QUADEC-PQ/E

* to complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. PQ 60 BW).

Colours:
BH - bahama, no RAL
BW - brilliant white, RAL 9003
PG - pastel grey, no RAL
SP - soft peach, no RAL
W - white, RAL 9010


<a name='tsob'></a>Schlüter®-QUADEC-TS

Schlüter®-QUADEC-TS is a high quality finishing profile made of aluminium with a specially textured coating for external wall corners and the edges of tile coverings. The exposed area of the profile forms the right angled external corner of the tile covering. The joint spacer defines a joint chamber with the tile.

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Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSC


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSBG


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSB


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSSG


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSG


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSOB


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSLA


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSDA


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TSR


Schlüter®-QUADEC-MBW


Schlüter®-QUADEC-MGS


Schlüter®-QUADEC-TS/EV

To complete the Art.-No., add the surface (e.g. EV / Q 100 TSB)

** Surface finish:
TSB – TSBG – TSC – TSDA – TSG – TSI – TSLA – TSOB – TSR – TSSG


Schlüter®-RONDEC-A/V


Schlüter®-QUADEC


Schlüter®-QUADEC

Frequently asked questions

Corner

How do I finish the corner at the upper edge of Schlüter®-RONDEC or Schlüter®-QUADEC if the tile covering only goes up to half the wall height?

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We offer matching end caps for finishing the installation of Schlüter®-RONDEC and Schlüter®-QUADEC.

Schlüter®-QUADEC

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Schlüter colour key

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

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We use the following symbols and abbreviations to illustrate our price charts.

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Dimensions:
H = height
L = length
B = width


Packaging:
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  


Schlüter® profiles with radius perforations
Schlüter® profiles with radius perforations

Schlüter®-RUMA
Schlüter®-RUMA

Bending machine for profiles with radius perforations.