Schlüter-TREP-EFK Stair nosing profile without anchoring leg
Schlüter-TREP-EFK is a variant of the stainless steel stair nosing profile TREP-E without anchoring legs. This profile features a special anti-slip tread to create safe and attractive stair edges. It can be adhered with installation adhesive in the matching milled grooves or retrofitted on stairs.
General product information
How to install this product
- Clean the stair nosings and repair damaged areas if applicable.
- Clean and degrease the underside of Schlüter-TREP-EK/-EFK.
- Adhere the profiles by fully embedding them into a suitable adhesive e.g. epoxy resin or Schlüter-KERDI-FIX (see product data sheet 8.3), 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.
What this product is made from
Schlüter-TREP-EFK is made of:
- E = stainless steel V4A, material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L
Material properties and areas of application
The suitability of a proposed type of profile must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.
Schlüter-TREP-E is particularly well suited for applications that, in addition to heavy mechanical stresses, require resistance to chemicals such acidic or alkaline media and detergents. Depending on the anticipated stresses, you can choose between the alloy materials 1.4301 (V2A) or 1.4404 (V4A). The use of V4A is recommended if consistent exposure is expected, for example in the case of swimming pools (fresh water). Even 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.
Maintenance & Care
How to look after this product
The profiles require no special maintenance or care.
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 adhesive and grout residue. We recommend the use of the stainless steel cleaning polish Schlüter-CLEAN-CP.