Recycled PVC cove shaped profile
Schlüter-DILEX-HK is a cove shaped proﬁle made of rigid recycled PVC with a cove of soft plastic and an integrated joint chamber for floor-wall transitions. The profile meets the hygienic and cleaning requirements such as those of the food processing industry or industrial kitchens.
What this product does
Schlüter-DILEX-HK is a cove shaped movement profile for corner joints within floor-wall transitions that meets the particular maintenance and hygienic requirements of, e.g. bathrooms, commercial kitchens, and food-processing plants. The profile’s dimensions allow for wall and floor tiles of different thicknesses.
As a cove shaped profile for internal wall corners, DILEX-HKW can be used in conjunction with DILEX-HK to form floor-wall connections.
DILEX-HK absorbs horizontal and vertical movements between the wall and floor. Furthermore, it effectively prevents sound bridges in this area, thereby reducing sound transmission.
How to install this product
- Apply tile adhesive to the attachment points of the trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs. Firmly press the profile into the adhesive.
- When setting tiles, trowel tile adhesive onto the substrate and over the perforated anchoring legs to ensure full coverage.
- A joint of approx. 2 mm should be left between the wall tile and the profile. Completely fill the joint with grout.
- Insert the floor tiles into the profile chamber, and completely fill the remaining joints with adhesive or grout. If necessary, fill the channel of the profile with adhesive prior to setting tiles.
Note: Inserting a floor tile into the channel of the profile results in a small edge at the transition point of the cove. To avoid this, fill the channel with mortar prior to setting the tiles, so that the tiles may be set flush to the filled channel.
What this product is made from
Schlüter-DILEX-HK consists of trapezoid perforated anchoring legs made of recycled rigid PVC and a soft CPE cove shaped movement zone.
Material properties and areas of application
The profile is resistant to most chemicals encountered in tiled environments, as well as to fungi and bacteria.
In special cases, the suitability of a selected material type must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.
DILEX-HK is a cove shaped movement profile for perimeter movement joints in floor-wall transitions within tiled surfaces.
Maintenance & Care
How to look after this product
Schlüter-DILEX-HK is resistant to fungi and bacteria and requires no special maintenance or care. They can be cleaned with regular household detergents when cleaning the tile covering.