Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-VARIO-WAVE  W-shaped drainage profile

Used in conjunction with drainage body KERDI-LINE-VARIO-H, our W-shaped drainage profile Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-VARIO-WAVE is the perfect choice for creating an unobtrusive drain in your floor-level shower. Available in a choice of opening widths depending on the required drain capacity, you can order the elegant drainage profile in two lengths (120 and 180 cm) and cut it to size. The two supplied end caps guarantee a neat finish. This product and the drainage profile COVE are available in brushed stainless steel V4A and in powder coated aluminium versions with TRENDLINE finishes.

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General product information

What this product does

Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-VARIO is a flexible, multi-piece, linear drainage system for creating floor level showers with ceramic tiles or natural stone.

Two design drainage profiles are available for KERDI-LINE-VARIO. These can be individually cut to size, are height adjustable and are available with two matching end caps.

The two-piece horizontal KERDI-LINE-VARIO drain unit comprises a drain body and a drain adapter. The drain body consists of an ultra slim, wave-shaped drain that is rotatable by 360° and a built-in odour trap. The wave-shaped design achieves a high flow rate within the floor drain, which results in a self-cleaning effect.

Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-VARIO-WAVE is a W-shaped drainage profile, which can be individually cut to size. It is also available in brushed stainless steel V4A or powder coated aluminium with a textured TRENDLINE finish and can be ordered in lengths of 120 cm and 180 cm.

The aluminium version is available in two profile widths, 34 mm and 42 mm. In the narrower version, the drain opening in the centre is only 14 mm wide and 140 mm long. The drain opening of the 42 mm wide version is 20 mm wide and 140 mm long, which offers sufficient space for inserting an optionally available hair trap.

The stainless steel version with a profile width of 42 mm features a drain opening that is 25 mm wide and 140 mm long. It also has sufficient space for inserting an optionally available hair trap.

All profile versions of KERDI-LINE-VARIO WAVE feature a visible drain opening which can be concealed from view with a removable panel.

How to install this product

1. Follow the installation instructions for the KERDI-LINE-VARIO drain body.

2. Apply covering materials such as tiles or natural stone. (Covering thickness must match the selected drainage profile).

3. Cut the drainage profile to size with a suitable handsaw to match the structural requirements on site, using the supplied cutting gauge (do not use an angle cutter) and de-burr the cut.

4. The set includes two end caps to create a simple and elegant finish.

5. Adjust the height of the drainage profile by filling with cementitious tile adhesive in such a way that it is flush with or just slightly below the covering surface.

What this product is made from

The KERDI-LINE-VARIO-WAVE drainage profile is made of anodised aluminium with a textured powder coating or of brushed stainless steel V4A (material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L).

Material properties and areas of application

KERDI-LINE-VARIO drainage systems are classified as K3 according to DIN EN 1253, Gullies for buildings. This class refers to areas without vehicle traffic. Apart from the aluminium version of the WAVE profile, all drainage profiles are able to withstand wheelchair use.

Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-VARIO drainage profiles are available in a wide variety of materials and finishes. Product suitability must be verified in applications exposed to chemical or mechanical stresses. The information provided below is intended as a general guideline.

The drainage profiles COVE and WAVE in the brushed stainless steel V4A version (material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L) are particularly well suited for applications that, in addition to heavy mechanical stresses, require resistance to chemicals such as acidic or alkaline media and detergents. Their application areas include bathrooms in apartments, nursing homes, hotels and schools as well as public washroom and shower facilities. Even stainless steel is not resistant to all chemical stresses, and may be affected by e.g. 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.

The COVE and WAVE drainage profiles made of aluminium (textured coated aluminium) feature surfaces with a natural appearance. The aluminium is pre-treated (anodised) and powder-coated with a polyurethane covering. The colour-stable coating is UV and weather-resistant. Their application areas include bathrooms in apartments, nursing homes or hotels. Visible edges should be protected against abrasion.

How to look after this product

The set includes a special cleaning brush and cleaning cloths with instructions for simple periodic cleaning of the drainage channel and the drain area. Please refer to the cleaning instructions for further details

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 mortar residue. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents on the sensitive surfaces. We recommend the use of the stainless steel cleaning polish Schlüter-CLEAN-CP.


Schlüter®-KERDI-LINE-VARIO: Flexible, minimalist solution for floor-level showers