Schluter®-BARA-RW is a stainless steel or color-coated aluminum, L-shaped edging profile for balconies and terraces. The profile provides a neat edge appearance while concealing and protecting the exposed edges of the setting bed against weathering and corrosion.
BARA-RW is suitable for the renovation of balconies and terraces where a tile covering is to be installed onto an existing substrate using the thin-bed method. The profile is solidly embedded into the thin-set mortar and integrated into the bonded waterproof layer.
BARA-RW is available with a special radius perforation “R” so that the profile can be used to form curves. Matching outside corners and connector pieces are available.
BARA-RW requires no special maintenance or care. The coatings on the color-coated aluminum profile are colorfast and UV-resistant. Damaged surfaces shall be painted over.
Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically with a neutral cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. Avoid the use of strong acids (e.g. hydrochloric or hydrofluoric) and base/alkaline cleaners (e.g. bleach, ammonia, chlorides). Do not use abrasive cleaning agents and tools. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome-polishing agent.
1. Select BARA-RW according to the thickness of the setting bed (i.e., the height of the floor assembly to be covered). Prefabricated corners and connectors are available for inside corners, outside corners, and butt joints. Abut the ends of the profile, leaving an approx. 3/16" (5 mm) joint. Cover the joint with the clip-on connector.
2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar to the area where BARA-RW is to be placed. Press the perforated anchoring leg of the profile into the thin-set mortar and align.
3. To integrate the DITRA-DRAIN membrane, install the DITRA-DRAIN over the anchoring leg.
4. Tiles shall be laid in such a way that they extend approximately 3/4" (20 mm) beyond the edge of the profile. When using a trim profile at the edge area, the trim profile must extend beyond the BARA-RW by approximately 5/16" (8 mm).