Schlüter®-ARCLINE-APE | Schlüter-Systems


Application and Function

Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE is a decorative wall finishing profile for horizontal installation with a colour-matched decorative insert. The decorative insert can be removed to reveal a shadow joint, which can accommodate the selected Schlüter-ARCLINE-BAK accessories as needed.

Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE features a visible area with a narrow receiving groove, either for ARCLINE-BAK accessories or for a Schlüter-ARCLINE decorative insert. Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE can be combined with Schlüter-QUADEC profiles for external wall corners.



  1. Select Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE according to tile thickness. Apply tile adhesive to the area where the profile is to be installed, using a notched trowel. Note: The corresponding profile installation height must be taken into account for the individual accessories; see product data sheet 2.20 Schlüter-ARCLINE-ACCESSORIES. We generally don’t recommend installing the profile below a height of 70 cm.
  2. Press the perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE firmly into the adhesive and align it.
  3. Trowel additional adhesive over the perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage and fill the open profile chambers on the reverse side with tile adhesive.
  4. Firmly press the adjoining tiles into place and align them in such a way that the upper profile edge slightly extends over or is flush with the tile (the profile should not be positioned below the top level of the covering; preferably, it should protrude by approx. 1 mm).
  5. The tile is set to the lateral joint spacer, which creates an evenly spaced joint of 1.5 mm.
  6. The pre-adhered decorative insert prevents the grout from entering the profile during installation. It must be removed immediately after grouting.
  7. You can now insert Schlüter-ARCLINE accessories or reapply the decorative insert after rinsing it off in clean water.
  8. Check the proper placement of the rounded end into the latch.
  9. Place the accessory parallel to the wall with the latch in front of the receiving profile.
  10. Slowly tilt the accessory toward the top (up to max. 40°), while pushing lightly at the level of the receiving profile.
  11. The accessory audibly clicks into the receiving profile.
  12. Slowly bring the accessory to its final position by resting it against the wall.
  13. Snap the supplied decorative clip on the clamping profile between the wall and the glass support panel.
  14. Use two decorative clips if there are two clamping profiles.
  15. Optionally attach the supplied spacers (a. silicone spacer, b. suction cup) at the lower end of the accessory or the wall
    To remove the accessory, take off the installed decorative clips with the supplied accessory lever and repeat the above steps in reverse order. In this case, slightly pull at the level of the receiving profile instead of pushing.



Schlüter-ARCLINE-APE requires no special maintenance or care. Keep the receiving groove clean at all times to guarantee smooth installation of accessories at a later date. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents on the sensitive surfaces. Damage to the anodised surface can be restored with paint. Installing ARCLINE accessories








To complete the Art.-No., add the surface or colour (e.g. EK / ALE 80 TSC)

* Surface finish/colours: AE - MBW - TSC - TSDA


Schlüter-ARCLINE-DEL is an attractive and protective decorative insert for Schlüter-ARCLINE-APW/- APE profiles. They are available in various colours to either create contrast or blend to match current tile installation trends.


To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. AL DEL / DA)

* Colours: C - DA - GAE - MBW


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Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
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