Schlüter®-TREP-E/-EK/-EFK | Installation | Schlüter-Systems


Installation of Schlüter®-TREP-E

  1. Select Schlüter®-TREP-E according to the tile thickness.
  2. In a first step, align the covering material at the riser.
  3. Apply a suitable tile adhesive to the edge area above the riser.
  4. Fill the hollow spaces on the underside of the profile with suitable tile adhesive. Note for step 3 and 4: In case of thicker adhesive layers in the edge area, it may be necessary to add sand to the drysetting thin bed adhesive in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
  5. Embed Schlüter®-TREP-E fully into the adhesive bed and align the profile in such a way that the front edge of the profile covers the riser tile or is flush with its edge as an alternative.
  6. Trowel additional setting material over the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg and the contact area to ensure full coverage.
  7. Solidly embed the horizontal tiles and align them flush with the top edge of the profile. The tiles must be fully embedded in the area of the profile.
  8. Leave a joint of approximately 2 mm to the profile.
  9. Completely fill the space between the tile and the profile with grout.
  10. When integrating Schlüter®-TREP-E into screed layers, fully embed the profile in the mortar and cover the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg with at least 15 mm of screed mortar.
  11. When using surface coatings, Schlüter®-TREP-E is adhered to the edge of the stair tread and adjusted in such a way that the front edge of the profile is flush with the riser. The trapezoid perforated anchoring leg is covered completely with the surface coating, so that the finished surface is flush with the profile.
    If applicable, the profile has to be cleaned and degreased prior to installation.
    As an alternative, the profile can also be installed flush with the edge of the riser tile as shown in the drawing “Installation variant for Schlüter®-TREP-E.”

Installation of Schlüter®-TREP-EK/-EFK

  1. Clean the stair nosings and repair damaged areas if necessary.
  2. Clean and degrease the underside of Schlüter®-TREP-EK/-EFK.
  3. Adhere the profiles by fully embedding them into a suitable adhesive (e.g. epoxy resin or Schlüter®-KERDI-FIX, depending on the substrate).
    Note: The upper profile edge is approx. 2.5 mm (or approx. 2 mm if using Schlüter®-TREP-EFK) higher than the stair covering.


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