Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6 and 9 Tension relief and decorative profiles
Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6 and 9 combine decorative design of joints with a stress-relieving function for tile and natural stone surfaces laid in a thin bed of adhesive. DILEX-EZ 6 has a height of 6 mm, whilst DILEX-EZ 9 has a height of 9 mm.
General product information
What this product does
Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6/9 is a special profile that combines decorative joint design with a stress relieving function, suitable for tiled surfaces and natural stone coverings, as well as other covering materials of respective thicknesses. Each profile features two different coloured usable surfaces.
DILEX-EZ 6 and 9 are flexible and can be used to form curved shapes quite easily. In addition to offering design options, they provide a movement joint within the tiled surface.
How to install this product
- Select Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6 or 9 according to the tile thickness. In case of tile thicknesses greater than 9 mm, the -EZ 9 profile must be back filled with tile adhesive.
- Set tiles up to the point where DILEX-EZ is to be installed. Trowel tile adhesive at an angle to the tile edge. Press the DILEX-EZ profile flush against the tile surface so that the ribbed hourglass shaped section is completely embedded in tile adhesive.
- For the next row of tiles, trowel tile adhesive at an angle to the edge of the installed DILEX-EZ profile, then set the tiles flush against the profile.
- DILEX-EZ may be installed without joint or with a small joint to the adjacent tile.
What this product is made from
Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6/9 consists of rigid PVC side sections connected at the top and bottom with two different coloured usable surfaces made of soft PVC.
The profiles with brass or chrome inserts are coated with a protective layer of transparent PVC.
Material properties and areas of application
The material is resistant to most chemicals commonly encountered in tiled environments.
Schlüter-DILEX-EZ 6 and 9 are decorative expansion joints used with tiled surfaces. The soft PVC connection absorbs the corresponding compressive stress.
The soft PVC surfaces overlap the rigid PVC side sections at the top and bottom in two different colours. That gives each profile two different visible surface options.
In special cases, the suitability of a profile type must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.
Maintenance & Care
How to look after this product
Schlüter-DILEX-EZ is resistant to fungi and bacteria and requires no special maintenance or care. The profile can be cleaned with regular household detergents when cleaning the tile covering.