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Outer edge of the finishing profile

Outer edge of the finishing profile

Schlüter is known as a high-quality finishing profile made of stainless steel or aluminum for the outer edges of various tile coverings or plaster / filler surfaces. The end leg of this profile used here protects the existing edge of the pavement above all from mechanical damage. Visually, it forms an appealing corner design that rounds off the entire exterior. The end profile can also be used as a kind of narrow edge protection for coating and tile systems in the stair area.

Material properties and areas of application

The finishing profile from Schlüter can be found on the market in a wide variety of different materials and surfaces. Since the material components are completely different, the choice of material also depends entirely on the respective need. As a rule, these Schlüter products are formed from stainless steel or sheet metal strips. These materials are particularly suitable for applications that are exposed to high mechanical loads and require a certain degree of durability. Stainless steel, for example, is generally not resistant to chemical loads. Substances such as chlorine or salt can cause damage here. In this context, it is imperative to clarify the main stress points before actual use. Because once an investment and the associated installation have been completed, a correction of the installed material is difficult to modify afterwards. In principle, an end profile in the form of a corner profile, a tile profile or a mosaic profile can be used.

Schlüter anodized with aluminum

The surface of this workpiece is refined with an anodized layer. The surface no longer changes in its normal use. Aluminum is known to be sensitive to alkaline media. Other cementitious materials can lead to corrosion. Mortar and grout must be completely removed because of this. In the course of laying you should also make sure that the freshly laid substrates are covered with foils. This profile should be completely embedded in the so-called contact layer facing the tile. This prevents water from collecting in cavities. This procedure must be observed for the mosaic profile, the corner profile and the tile profile.

In summary

Outer edges and finishing profiles for a tile profile and a mosaic profile When using a finishing profile, there are no limits to creativity, neither with a mosaic profile, nor with a general tile profile or corner profile. The end profile is available in different shapes, colors and materials. In this context, however, it should be noted that not every material is suitable for every purpose. The loads and influences to which the final profile is actually exposed in practice must be determined in advance in order to ensure adequate installation within this framework and to avoid bad investments. The laying techniques of a mosaic profile and the laying techniques of a general tile profile are tied to different requirements that must be observed. Before actually buying these utensils, a weighing up of the materials to be used is decisive for the resulting satisfaction in practical use.