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Schlüter®-RENO-U/-RAMP/-RAMP-K

Application and Function

Schlüter®-RENO-U / -RAMP are profiles for a stepless transition between floor coverings of different heights, for example for the transition from tiles to carpeting. In addition, it protects the edge of adjacent coverings. The integrated joint spacer forms a defined joint cavity with the tile.

Schlüter®-RENO-U has also proved to be reliable in areas subjected to intensive point loads (garages, loading docks, shopping centres etc). The profile’s visible surface slopes at approximately 25° to a 4 mm high vertical edge. This prevents trip edges between coverings of different heights.

Schlüter®-RENO-RAMP is the preferred solution for areas exposed to heavy vehicular traffic. The shallow angle (approximately 10º) of the sloped transition edge ensures the profile is easy to use with forklifts and platform trucks. Schlüter®-RENO-RAMP is also suited to create stepless transitions in areas that must comply with disabled access requirements.

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Installation

  1. Select Schlüter®-RENO-U / -RAMP according to tile thickness.
  2. Fill the cavity beneath the sloped section of the profile with tile adhesive.
  3. Trowel tile adhesive over the area that forms the perimeter of the tiled covering.
  4. Press the perforated anchoring leg of the Schlüter®-RENO-U / -RAMP into the tile adhesive and align.
  5. Trowel additional adhesive over the perfo- rated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage.
  6. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile (the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but up to approximately 1 mm lower). The tiles must be fully embedded in the area of the profile.
  7. The tile is set to the lateral joint spacer, which ensures a uniform joint of 1.5 mm. With the stainless steel profiles, leave a space of approximately 1.5 mm.
  8. Fill the joint completely with grout.

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Material

Schlüter®-RENO-U is available in the following material versions:

E = Stainless steel, 1.4301 (V2A)
EB = Brushed stainless steel
A = Aluminum
M = Brass
AE = Anodised aluminium

Schlüter®-RENO-RAMP is available in the following material version:

AE = Anodised aluminium

Material properties and areas of application

In special cases, the suitability of a proposed type of profile must be verified, based on anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.

Schlüter®-RENO-MU are profiles made of brass. Minor manufacturing flaws are unavoidable on their untreated surfaces. They are suitable for absorbing high mechanical stresses. Brass is resistant to virtually all chemicals used in conjunction with tile coverings.

When exposed to air, an oxidised layer will form on the exposed visible area of the brass profiles, which leads to a darkening of the finish. This is a natural occurrence with brass and should be expected, domestic brass cleaners can be used to bring back to a shiny brass finish. Exposure to moisture or aggressive substances may result in heavy oxidation and staining at the profile surface.

Schlüter®-RENO-AU are profiles made of aluminium. Minor manufacturing flaws are also unavoidable on their untreated surfaces. The suitability of the profiles should be reviewed based on the anticipated chemical stresses. Aluminium is sensitive to alkaline. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline, which may result in corrosion depending on the concentration and length of exposure (aluminium hydroxide formation). Any adhesive, mortar or grout must therefore be removed from visual areas immediately. The profile must be solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent alkaline water from accumulating in small cavities. In case of more demanding visual requirements, Schlüter® -RENO-AEU or –EBU with post-treated, high-quality finishes are available.

Schlüter®-RENO-AEU/-RAMP made of anodised aluminium feature an anodised finish that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. The finish may be damaged by aggressive substances or abrasive stresses. Since the effect of tile adhesive, mortar or grout may affect the finish, all contaminations must be removed immediately. Otherwise, the same description as for aluminium applies.

Schlüter®-RENO-EU/ -EBU are made of stainless steel 1.4301 (V2A) and are particularly well suited for applications that, in addition to high mechanical stresses, require resistance to chemicals such as acidic or alkaline cleaning agents. Even stainless steel is not resistant to all chemical stresses. Substances such as hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations may cause damage. In certain cases, that also applies to seawater pools. Special anticipated stresses should therefore be verified in advance.


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Maintenance

Schlüter®-RENO-U/-RAMP require no special maintenance or care. Oxidation films on brass or aluminium may be removed with a common polishing agent; however, they do reoccur. Damaged anodised finishes may only be repaired by recoating.

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, since this 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.

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Schlüter®-RENO-U is a profile for the stepless transition between floor coverings of different heights. The integrated spacer creates a uniform grout joint. Schlüter®-RENO-EU, Schlüter®- RENO-EBU and Schlüter®-RENO-MU do not have a joint spacer.

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Schlüter®-RENO-RAMP is a profile that provides a gradient transition between tile coverings and lower adjoining surfaces in extra heavy duty applications. The integrated spacer creates a uniform grout joint.

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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