Transition profile with edge protection
Schlüter-RENO-RAMP is a proﬁle for creating stepless transitions between heavily used tile coverings to adjoining coverings of a lower height, for example at the transition from tiles to carpet. The profile is especially suited for areas where the edges of coverings have to withstand shopping carts, forklifts or wheelchairs. The low incline of this transition profile creates an access ramp that makes the transition to a different height easy to manage. RENO-RAMP also offers effective edge protection for the adjacent covering edges.
What this product does
Schlüter-RENO-RAMP is a profile for a stepless transition between floor coverings of different heights, for example for the transition from tiles to carpet. In addition, it protects the edge of adjacent coverings. The joint spacer creates a uniform joint cavity with the tile.
RENO-RAMP is the preferred solution for areas exposed to heavy vehicular traffic. Thanks to the flat incline – approximately 5° to 10° depending on the profile height – and the shallow edge, the profile is well suited for forklift or lift truck traffic. RENO-RAMP is also suited to create stepless transitions in areas that must comply with disabled access requirements.
The joint spacer creates a uniform joint cavity with the tile. The inclined transition leg is supported by braces and features anti-slip grooves on the surface. In addition, the transition leg ends flush with the substrate. This makes the profile a good fit for all renovation projects in which tiles and natural stone coverings are adhered to existing coverings or where they don't adjoin other coverings in new construction.
How to install this product
- Select Schlüter-RENO-RAMP according to the tile thickness.
- Fill the hollow space on the underside of the profile with tile adhesive.
- Apply tile adhesive to the area where the tile covering will end, using a notched trowel.
- Press the trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg of Schlüter-RENO-RAMP firmly into the adhesive and align it.
- Trowel additional adhesive over the trapezoid perforated anchoring leg to ensure full coverage.
- Firmly press the adjoining tiles into place and align them in such a way that the upper profile edge is flush with the tile (the profile should not protrude over the surface of the covering; preferably, it should be approx. 1 mm below the top level of the covering). All tiles in the profile area must be fully embedded.
- The tile is set to the lateral joint spacer, which ensures a uniform joint of 1.5 mm.
- Completely fill the space between the tile and the profile with grout.
What this product is made from
Schlüter-RENO-RAMP is available in the following material:
- AE = anodised aluminium
Material properties and areas of application
In special cases, the suitability of a proposed type of profile must be verified, based on anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.
Schlüter-RENO-RAMP profiles made of anodised aluminium have an anodised finish that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. Minor manufacturing flaws are unavoidable on their untreated surfaces. Aluminium is sensitive to alkaline. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline, which may result in corrosion depending on the concentration and length of exposure (aluminium hydroxide formation). Any adhesive, mortar or grout must therefore be removed from visual areas immediately. They are also abrasive which can damage the finish. The profile must be solidly embedded in the setting material to prevent alkaline water from accumulating in small cavities.
Maintenance & Care
How to look after this product
The profiles require no special maintenance or care. Oxidation films on aluminium may be removed with a common polishing agent; however, they do reoccur. Damaged anodised surfaces can be restored with paint. 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.