Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS

Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS is a surface joint profile with aluminum anchoring legs that protect tile edges. It features a 1/4" (6 mm)-wide, soft PVC movement zone that separates individual fields in the tile covering and forms the visible surface.

  • Designed to allow movement and reduce stress in large, tiled areas
  • Eliminates the need for caulking
  • Prevents cracking and delamination
  • Provides stress relief from movements in tile field due to thermal and moisture expansion/contraction and loading
  • Ideal for residential to medium-duty commercial applications, such as areas subject to moderate mechanical stresses, including vehicular traffic
  • Available in aluminum
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Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS is a surface joint profile with aluminum anchoring legs that protect tile edges. It features a 1/4" (6 mm)-wide, soft PVC movement zone that separates individual fields in the tile covering and forms the visible surface.

  • Designed to allow movement and reduce stress in large, tiled areas
  • Eliminates the need for caulking
  • Prevents cracking and delamination
  • Provides stress relief from movements in tile field due to thermal and moisture expansion/contraction and loading
  • Ideal for residential to medium-duty commercial applications, such as areas subject to moderate mechanical stresses, including vehicular traffic
  • Available in aluminum
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Schluter<sup class='regsign'>®</sup>-DILEX-AKWS

Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS

Aluminum surface joint profile with ¼” (6 mm)-wide PVC movement zone
Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS
Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS
Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS
Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS

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Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS features trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs, made of aluminum, which are secured in the mortar bond coat and provide edge protection for adjacent tiles. The profile separates individual fields in the tile covering and accommodates movement via the 1/4" (6 mm)-wide, soft PVC movement zone, which also forms the visible surface. The soft PVC movement zone is connected to the anchoring legs with rigid PVC grip bars and is not replaceable. DILEX-AKWS is suitable for both residential use and medium-duty Schluter®-DILEX-AKWS commercial applications, such as areas subject to moderate mechanical stresses, including light vehicular traffic. In addition, DILEX-AKWS prevents sound bridges, making it ideal for use in sound-rated floors.

1. Select the profile according to the tile thickness and format.

2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar over the area where the profile is to be placed. The profile must align directly with movement joints in the substrate below.

3. Press the perforated anchoring legs of the profile into the mortar and align.

4. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring legs to ensure full coverage and support of the tile edges.

5. Solidly embed the tiles so that the tiled surface is flush with the top of the profile; the profile should not be higher than the tiled surface, but rather up to approx. 1/32" (1 mm) lower.

6. A joint of approximately 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm) should be left between the tile and the profile.

7. Fill the joint completely with grout or setting material.

DILEX-AKWS requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profile using common household cleaning agents. Oxidation films on exposed aluminum can be removed using a conventional polishing agent, but will form again.

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