Schlüter®-SCHIENE | Material | Schlüter-Systems



The profile is available in the following finishes:

  • E = stainless steel
    V2A, material no. 1.4301 = AISI 304
    V4A, material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L
  • EB = brushed stainless steel
  • A = aluminium
  • M = brass
  • AE = anodised aluminium

Material properties and areas of application

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

Schlüter-SCHIENE-M are profiles made of brass. Minor manufacturing flaws are unavoidable on their untreated surfaces. They are suitable for absorbing high mechanical stresses, e.g. as an edge protection for movement joints in industrial floor coverings with conveyor traffic. Brass is resistant to virtually all chemicals used in conjunction with tile coverings.

Exposure to moisture or aggressive substances may result in heavy oxidation and staining at the surface. Schlüter-SCHIENE-A 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. Since aluminium is sensitive to alkaline substances, exposure to the alkali (depending on the concentration and time of exposure) may result in corrosion (aluminium hydroxide formation). For this reason, remove mortar or grouting material immediately from all visible areas and do not cover freshly installed coverings until the adhesive and grout have dried. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent alkaline water from accumulating in small cavities. In case of more demanding visual requirements, Schlüter-SCHIENE-AE or –EB with post-treated, high-quality finishes are available.

Schlüter-SCHIENE-AE made of anodised aluminium features 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-SCHIENE-E is roll formed using V2A (material 1.4301) or V4A (material 1.4404) stainless steel. Therefore, the profile’s contour differs slightly from the extruded brass or aluminium profile. Schlüter-SCHIENE-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.

The use of V4A is recommended if consistent exposure is expected, for example in the case of swimming pools (fresh water). Even stainless steel is not resistant to all chemicals and substances and may be affected by hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations. Chemical exposure should therefore be verified in advance. Depending on the anticipated chemical stresses, customers can choose between the alloy materials 1.4301 or 1.4404. We recommend the use of 1.4404 in areas with special stresses, such as swimming pools (fresh water). Even stainless steel of quality 1.4404 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 always be verified in advance.

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Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
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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  

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


Bending machine for profiles with radius perforations.