Schlüter-SCHIENE-E  Stainless steel finishing profile without joint spacer

Schlüter-SCHIENE-E is a special profile without joint spacer for finishing and protecting the edges of tiled floor coverings. It is also ideally suited for use with other covering materials and applications. The profile is available in various heights and in the materials stainless steel V2A, stainless steel V4A and brushed stainless steel.


  • Also available in 3 m
  • Radius perforation
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General product information

How to install this product

  1. Select the profile height according to the tile thickness and the installation method.
  2. Apply tile adhesive to the area where the tile covering will end, using a notched trowel.
  3. Press the trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg of the profile firmly into the adhesive and align it.
  4. Trowel additional tile adhesive over the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage.
  5. Fully embed the adjoining tiles and adjust them in such a way that the upper lip of the profile is flush with the tile.
    Note: The profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approx. 1 mm lower.
  6. The tile is set to the lateral joint spacer, which creates an evenly spaced joint of 1.5 mm. In the case of profiles without joint spacer, a joint of approx. 1.5 mm is recommended.
  7. Completely fill the space between the tile and the profile with grout.

What this product is made from

The profile is available in the following finishes:

  • E = stainless steel
    • V2A, material no. 1.4301 = AISI 304
    • V4A, material no. 1.4404 = AISI 316L
  • EB = brushed stainless steel

Material properties and areas of application

In special cases, the suitability of materials must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.

Schlüter-SCHIENE-E is made of roll formed V2A (material no. 1.4301) or V4A (material no. 1.4404) stainless steel. The profile structure therefore varies slightly from the extruded brass and aluminium versions. SCHIENE-E is highly durable and especially suited for application areas that must be resistant to chemicals and acids, such as the food industry, breweries, dairies, industrial kitchens, and hospitals as well as private residences.

Depending on the anticipated chemical stresses, customers 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 of quality 1.4404 is not resistant to all chemical stresses. Substances such as hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acid or certain chloride and brine concentrations may cause damage. In certain cases, this also applies to seawater pools. Special anticipated stresses should therefore always be verified in advance.

How to look after this product

The profile requires no special maintenance or care. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents on the sensitive surfaces. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome polishing agent etc.

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 or grout residue.

We recommend the use of the stainless steel cleaning polish Schlüter-CLEAN-CP.

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