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Schlüter®-FINEC

Application and Function

Schlüter®-FINEC is a high-quality finishing profile made of stainless steel or anodised aluminium for the perimeters of tile coverings or the outer edges of tiles or plaster/rendered finishes. The anchoring leg of the profile protects the edge of the covering - including glass mosaics - from mechanical damage with a slim, elegant corner formation.

Schlüter®-FINEC-E of stainless steel is also suitable for staircases as a slim edge protection for tiles and covering systems.


Schlüter®-FINEC

Installation

  1. Select Schlüter®-FINEC in accordance with the tile thickness (the aluminium profile with a height of H = 2.5 mm was specifically developed for edging tile to plaster/rendered finishes).
  2. Press the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg of the profile firmly into the adhesive and align it (in the case of adjoining plaster or render place the anchoring leg on a suitable adhesive area first)
  3. Trowel additional adhesive over the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage.
  4. Chamfer the rear of the adjoining tiles in the area of the profile at a 45° angle. The installation of 3 way external corners always starts with fully embedding the prefabricated parts of the corner set in the tile adhesive. The following work steps must be observed: 
    1. left corner piece (1 trapezoid perforation)
    2. right corner piece (2 trapezoid perforations)
    3. bottom corner piece (3 trapezoid perforations)
    4. cut the profiles to the corresponding length and install them.
  5. Firmly press the tiles into the adhesive and align them in such a way that the upper profile edge is flush with the tile. The tiles must be fully embedded in the area of the profile.
  6. Leave a joint of approximately 1.5 mm. Completely fill the space between the tile and the profile with grout.
  7. Use suitable materials and tools for the sensitive surfaces to avoid scratches or other damage. Residue of adhesive, plaster or render should be removed immediately, especially from aluminium finishes.

Schlüter®-FINEC

Material

The profile is available in the following finishes:

  • E = stainless steel, V2A, material no. 1.4301 = AISI 304
  • AE = anodised aluminium
  • TS = textured finished aluminium
  • AC = colour coated aluminium

Material properties and areas of application:
Schlüter®-FINEC is produced in a variety of different materials and finishes. In special cases, the suitability of the profile must be verified based on the anticipated chemical and mechanical stresses. The information provided below is intended as a general guideline.

Schlüter®-FINEC-E is made of roll-formed stainless steel V2A (material no. 1.4301). It is particularly well suited for applications that, in addition to heavy mechanical stresses, require resistance to chemicals such as acidic or alkaline media and detergents. Stainless steel is not resistant to all chemical stresses and may be affected by hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations. In certain cases, this also applies to seawater pools. Special anticipated stresses should therefore be verified in advance.

Schlüter®-FINEC-AE (anodised aluminium): The aluminium features an anodised finish that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. Visible surfaces should be protected against abrasion.

Aluminium is sensitive to alkaline media. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline. Depending on the concentration and duration of exposure, this 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 with foil. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent water from accumulating in small cavities.

Schlüter®-FINEC-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 Schlüter®-FINEC-TS profiles (textured finished aluminium) have a natural appearance (see Schlüter®-FINEC-AC for further properties).


Schlüter®-FINEC

Notes

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

Damaged 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 regular steel, to prevent corrosion. This also includes installation tools such as trowels or steel wool, e.g. for the removal of mortar residue. We recommend the use of the stainless steel cleaning polish Schlüter®- CLEAN-CP.


Schlüter®-FINEC

Products


Schlüter®-FINEC-E

Schlüter®-FINEC-E is a high-quality finishing profile made of stainless steel for the external edges of tile coverings, mosaics or rendered surfaces. The finishing leg of the profile protects the covering edges from mechanical damage and creates an elegant, slim corner detail. Schlüter®-FINEC-E made of stainless steel is also suitable for use in staircases as a slim edge protection for tiles and coating Systems.

Schlüter®-FINEC-E


Schlüter®-FINEC-E/ES

Note:
The corner set includes three parts.

 


Schlüter®-FINEC-TS

Schlüter®-FINEC-TS is a high-quality finishing profile made of anodised aluminium with a special coating structure and texture for the external edges of tile coverings, mosaics or rendered surfaces. The finishing leg of the profile protects the covering edges from mechanical damage and creates an elegant, slim corner detail.

Schlüter®-FINEC-TS


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSR


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSDA


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSLA


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSOB


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSG


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSSG


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSB


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSBG


Schlüter®-FINEC-TSC


Schlüter®-FINEC-TS/ES

To complete the Art.-No., add the surface (e.g. ES / F 45 TSSG)
* Surface finish: TSB - TSBG - TSC - TSDA - TSG - TSI - TSLA - TSOB - TSR - TSSG

Note:
The corner set includes three parts.

 


Schlüter®-FINEC-AE

Schlüter®-FINEC-A is a high-quality finishing profile made of anodised or colour coated aluminium for the external edges of tile coverings, mosaics or rendered surfaces. The finishing leg of the profile protects the covering edges from mechanical damage and creates an elegant, slim corner detail.

Schlüter®-FINEC-AE


Schlüter®-FINEC-AE/ES

To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. ES / F 25 MBW)

* Colours: MBW
** Colours: MBW - MGS

Note:
The corner set includes three parts.

 


Schlüter®-FINEC-AC

To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. F 45 MBW)

* Colours: MBW
** Colours: MBW – MGS


Schlüter®-FINEC-AC/ES

To complete the Art.-No., add the colour (e.g. ES / F 25 MBW)

* Colours: MBW
** Colours: MBW - MGS

Note:
The corner set includes three parts.

 


Schlüter®-FINEC


Schlüter®-FINEC

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Schlüter-FINEC: Elegant and unobtrusive edge protection




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Units 3-5 Bardon 22,
Beveridge Lane, Coalville,
Leicestershire, LE67 1TE
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