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Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

Application and Function

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL is a combinable tile and paver support system that enables individual assembly heights from 3 mm to over 1 m. It is suitable for levelling any sloped assembly of up to 10%. Unbonded (or loose lay) installation is suitable for balconies, terraces, roof terraces and other accessible spaces. It enables access to pipelines and floor drains in the remaining hollow space. Please refer to the Technical Data table later in this document for information about combination options and further details.

Due to the open joints between the tiles and pavers, surface water can freely drain on to the substrate and, if fitted, into the drainage system beneath. Typically the tiles and pavers will be at least 20 mm thick. They must be self supporting. The load bearing, environmental and slip resistance properties of the tiles and pavers must be determined from the manufacturer or supplier to ensure they are suitable for use with the pedestal system and external applications.

The 10mm high stackable tile and paver supports Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 are made of a sound-insulating special synthetic material and can be installed on top of the substrate or, if present, directly over the waterproofing assembly. Up to 20 can be stacked together to create an assembly height of between 10 and 200mm. The integral 3 mm connectors enable a consistent joint appearance and are able to absorb movements in the covering.

The 30mm adapter blocks Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 must be used between two Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 tile and paver supports. As up to 10 x Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 30 adapter blocks can be stacked together this means they can be used to create an assembly height of between 50 and 320mm.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets adjust the assembly height by 1mm. Up to 10 x Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 platelets can be stacked together, enabling the assembly height at the corner of each paver or tile to be adjusted by up to 10mm, thus accommodating minor variations in tile or paver thickness or substrate level.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 are pre-assembled, rotatable tile and paver supports that can be variably adjusted from 60 - 130 mm with an adjustment ring and two opposing threads. The thread of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 features a protection mechanism against accidental loosening and a vibration lock. The paver support head incorporates 3 mm connectors and a perimeter spacer. Depending on the condition of the substrate, Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 can be installed in combination with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 and Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 for load distribution. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 can also be used as stand-alone tile and paver supports in combination with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 for particularly low assembly heights. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 features 3 mm connectors.

The height adapters Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70 are fully screwed into the bottom plate of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60. The thread of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70 features a protection mechanism against accidental loosening and a vibration lock.


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

Installation

The installation instructions of paver manufacturers and national standards applicable in individual countries (DIN standards, technical bulletins etc.) must be followed for installation!

The design requirements with regard to the slope situation, compression strength of the installed insulation materials, and waterproofing substances (film compatibility) must be verified. Pavers can be installed in any assembly type (manufacturer specifications may need to be met).

Recommendation: To guarantee sufficient construction space, we recommend starting with a tile and paver support height of at least 10 mm.

As a full-area waterproofing protection, we recommend the use of the drainage mats Schlüter®-TROBA-PLUS or Schlüter®-DITRA-DRAIN. It is best to create an installation diagram for neat joint appearance.

  1. The substrate must be load-bearing, with a recommended minimum slope of 1.5 - 2.0%. Manufacturer specifications regarding the load-bearing capacity of tile and pavers must be observed. The installation of additional paver supports may be necessary.
    1a. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL enables the installation of large-format pavers and tiles on terraces. Please use the configuration tool on our website to determine the required number of tile and paver supports.
    1b. Please refer to installation drawing 1b for a first overview of the number of support points – always start your installation at the highest point of the slope. Drawing: First panel = 4 support points Edge panels = 2 support points Area panels = 1 support point
  2. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 tile and paver supports (10 mm) can be stacked with a 90° offset.
  3. From an assembly height of 50 mm, Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 adapters (30 mm each) can be inserted between two Schlüter®-TROBALEVEL- PL 10 tile and paver supports.
  4. Levelling the slope: Use a spirit level to check how many Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets (1 mm each) must be stacked on top of one another. If more than ten TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets are needed, an additional Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 paver support (10 mm) should be stacked instead. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets (1 mm) are snapped in laterally – make sure they are fully attached.
  5. Keep the installation direction in mind.
  6. Only stack as many Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets as required to reach the level of the adjacent tile and paver.
  7. Tile and paver supports at the edge can be stacked with a 90° offset to reach the necessary assembly height. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 supports (10 mm) can be cut into halves or quarters for use at edges or in corners (min. tile or paver width 60 mm). To this end, score the support with a cutter knife, break it off, and then trim off any unneeded connectors. Determine prior to cutting which halves fit together.
  8. Edge solution from an assembly height of 50 mm. (including with cove shaped edge formations). Protruding connectors must be trimmed from an assembly height of 60 mm.
  9. Corner solution from an assembly height of 50 mm. ( including with cove shaped edge formations). Protruding connectors must be trimmed from an assembly height of 60 mm.
  10. From an assembly height of 60 mm, you can also install adjustable Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 supports. The individual supports can be variably set up to a height of 130 mm by turning the setting wheel.
  11. If necessary, the final levelling and slope adjustment can be carried out with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets (see Item 6).
  12. If the required assembly height exceeds 130 mm, the Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVELPLV 60 support can be combined with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 as well as Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 supports.
  13. All assembly heights from 60 to 520 mm can be achieved by stacking up to four Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 paver supports on top of one another. The paver supports must be snapped together.
  14. Edge/corner solution: Saw off the bottom plate in accordance with the underside cutting mark and fold the wall spacer up (see marking in Figure 14). Any unnecessary connectors can be tapped off. The minimum paver width is 85 mm.
  15. Extension: Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70 (H = 70 mm) enable the quick installation of larger heights. These adapters must be fully screwed into the bottom plate of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70 is not designed for levelling.
  16. You can optionally use the tile and paver supports Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 (diameter 200 mm, height 3 mm) for load distribution, which can be combined with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 and Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 supports. The tile and paver support Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 is also suitable for creating low-height assemblies – final levelling is done with the levelling platelets Schlüter®-TROBALEVEL- AP 1. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 can be cut to size and features 3 mm connectors that guarantee an evenly spaced joint formation.
  17. Protection of waterproofing assembly: For protective requirements, attach the bottom plates of Schlüter®-TROBALEVEL- PLV 60 or Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 in the slitted cuts of the protective support pads Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6 (6 mm). In the case of PVC waterproofing assemblies, the aluminium separating layer of the protective support pads must be installed facing down. If using Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 tile and paver supports, these must be placed in the centre of the pads.

 

System products: The exposed edge areas of tile and paver support installations must be protected against slippage with an adequate exterior border. For slopes up to 3%, a variety of Schlüter®-BARA profiles are available to finish exposed edge areas (see the corresponding product data sheets). In case of slopes exceeding 3%, the structure must include an exterior border that is able to absorb shear loads from the assembly or the top covering.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LINE is a drainage channel that prevents the accumulation of water at door and wall transitions. In combination with the tile and paver support Schlüter®- TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10, we recommend a channel width of 110 mm, while a width of 160 mm is best for Schlüter®-TROBALEVEL- PLV 60. The drainage channel must be screw-attached to the corresponding paver supports – for example with stainless steel metal screws.

The gravel retaining angle Schlüter®-TROBA-LINE-TLK-E (H = 40/70 mm) is another available option.


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Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

Material

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL system products are made of PE or PP materials.

The protective pad Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6 is manufactured from rubber granulate with an aluminium lining laminated on one side.

All products are UV-resistant, non-rotting, recyclable, physiologically harmless and compatible with bitumen. They are temperature resistant from -40 °C to +100 °C.

Material properties and areas of application
Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL is designed for use with tiles and pavers on balconies, terraces, roof terraces and other accessible spaces. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL can be installed over any kind of waterproofing assembly. Please refer to the Technical Data table later in this document for further information.


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

Maintenance

The products of the Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL system require no special maintenance or care.


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

Products


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 are stackable supports for tile and paver elements, regardless of their format and thickness. They are made of a special synthetic material with sound insulation effect and can be installed directly over the waterproofing assembly. The 3 mm connectors enable consistent joint appearance and are able to absorb movements in the covering. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 can be stacked up to a height of 200 mm and can also be combined with other supports of the product range.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 are height adapters for tile and paver supports. From an assembly height of 50 mm, one or more Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 adapters can be inserted between two Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 paver supports. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30 can be stacked up to a height of 300 mm and can also be combined with other supports of the product range.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 30


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets help to adjust the pavers in various slope situations. Differences in tile and paver thickness, uneven places in the ground or a minor slope can be adjusted by up to 10 mm per corner.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1

Package = 250 pcs.


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 are adjustable supports that can be variably adjusted from 60 - 130 mm with an adjustment ring and two opposing threads. The identical support at the head (diameter 120 mm) enables individual stacking in combination with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10 and -PLA 30. If necessary, Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-AP 1 levelling platelets can be used for precision adjustment and slope levelling. Assembly heights up to 520 mm can be achieved by stacking two or more Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 units. The support head is equipped with 3 mm joint spacers and features an additional perimeter spacer.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 are bottom plates for load distribution in conjunction with Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10, -PLA 30 and -AP 1. The bottom plates also allow for creating structures with low assembly heights. Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 can be cut to size and features 3 mm connectors.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70 are height adapters for supported paver coverings. They are screwed into the bottom plate of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLA 70


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6 are seal protection pads made of rubber granulate. The bottom plates of Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLV 60 or Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-LV 3 must be attached in the slitted incisions of the protective pads Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6 (6 mm). In the case of PVC waterproofing assemblies, the aluminium separating layer of the protective pads must be installed facing down. If using Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PL 10, these must be placed in the centre of the pads.

Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL-PLS 6

Package = 10 pcs.


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL


Schlüter®-TROBA-LEVEL

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Dimensions:
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L = length
B = width


Packaging:
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KV = case packaging 
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P = box packaging 
R = roll
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