External applications

As much attention to detail should go into the protection of tile externally as you would put into an internal floor or wall installation. Consider the range of products available from Schlüter-Systems.

Protecting tile against the elements

External areas such as balconies and terraces experience extreme pressures because of weather conditions. For this reason, a tile or stone installation needs a higher level of protection. Whether it's surface drainage, tile edge protection or guttering, our range of products will help an installation endure these conditions and stand the test of time.

Loose lay

The loose laying of slabs and elements on balconies and terraces is a clever alternative to conventional composite laying. Installation using this method is much faster as a balcony can be installed in just a few steps. This also means the tiles can be taken up again without destroying the balcony structure.

Schlüter-TROBA-LEVEL allows self-supporting paving slabs to be laid quickly, precisely and safely on balconies and terraces. Different components can be combined so that almost any slope and site situation can be reliably levelled.

The drainage mat Schlüter-TROBA is used as a protective and separating layer of the waterproofing to loosely lay self-supporting slabs and elements on gravel or chippings.

Installation aids are available to make levelling more precise. Schlüter-TROBA-STELZ-DR allows you to lay self-supporting slabs fixed at specific points and drain off water via the Schlüter-TROBA-PLUS-G surface drainage. For greater installation heights, we offer Schlüter-TROBA-STELZ-MR as an option for loose laying of the covering construction on mortar and block bearings (another test 3).

Schlüter-TROBA-LEVEL

Schlüter-TROBA-LEVEL

Almost any slope situation can be levelled with TROBA-LEVEL.

Schlüter-TROBA

Schlüter-TROBA

Surface drainage solutions for sloped waterproofing layers.

Schlüter-TROBA-STELZ

Schlüter-TROBA-STELZ

Make levelling more precise with installation aids for our pedestal systems.

Schlüter-TROBA-PLUS-G

Schlüter-TROBA-PLUS-G

Surface drainage solutions for assemblies with higher drainage requirements.

Waterproofing and drainage membranes

Large format tiles and natural stone slabs are incredibly popular in outdoor areas and a carefully prepared base (substrate) is needed to keep the floor coverings crack-free and protected for several years to be able to withstand extreme weather changes.

To provide drainage for large format tiles, Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN 8 can be used, ventilating the tile and promoting quick-curing of the adhesive. Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN also acts as an uncoupling membrane, to neutralise stresses and offer crack-free protection for an installation that can survive the great British weather!

Schlüter-KERDI

Schlüter-KERDI

Put an end to damage caused by moisture: You can recognise optimal waterproofing under the tile by its orange colour! Discover our popular KERDI products with all their advantages.

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN 8

Schlüter-DITRA-DRAIN 8

Two functions in one: discover our uncoupling and surface drainage membrane, suitable for exterior use.

Schlüter-DITRA

Schlüter-DITRA

Use our DITRA for effective composite sealing and decoupling of the substrate and floor covering.

Balcony edge profiles

The edges of balconies and terraces are constantly exposed to the weather and need additional measures to protect and provide a neat finish.

An assortment of balcony finishing profiles are available in the Schlüter-BARA range that cover the structural assembly to effectively protect the edges. A number of them are also available with brackets to allow the simple attachment of the Schlüter-BARIN gutter system.

To add contrast or interesting colour accents, some of the profiles from the BARA range can also be ordered in 190 colours of the RAL Classic chart. Find out more about the design options with MyDesign by Schlüter-Systems here.

Drainage systems

The targeted drainage of moisture to the drainage level is one of the essential tasks that must be mastered in the construction of balconies and terraces. With our products from the Schlüter-TROBA range, we offer you a variety of drainage solutions for different construction structures. What they all have in common: durable functionality and high load-bearing capacity.

Schlüter-TROBA-LINE in particular provides you with high-quality drainage channels for the safe drainage of accumulated water. If you are planning a drainage channel in front of your balcony or patio door, you even have the advantage that a low barrier construction with a lower installation height can be achieved.

Schlüter-BARA

Schlüter-BARA

The edge areas of balconies and terraces are constantly exposed to the weather. Protect and create a clean finish with our edge profiles from the BARA range.

Schlüter-BARIN

Schlüter-BARIN

Combine our BARA profiles with the matching gutter systems for safe drainage of water on balconies and terraces.

Schlüter-TROBA

Schlüter-TROBA

Discover the range of surface drainage solutions for sloped waterproofing layers.