SCHLÜTER SYSTEMS - MOVEMENT JOINTS

UNITS 3-5
BARDON 22
BEVERIDGE LANE
COALVILLE
LEICESTERSHIRE LE67 1TE

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Schlüter Movement Joints, Expansion Joints And Control Joint Profiles.

 

The Schlüter team works closely with distributors, resellers, tiling contractors, architects and specifiers - providing the best customer service available - actively helping to ensure a long lasting, attractive installation. Schlüter’s renowned technical expertise includes advising architects, specifiers and contractors, before they carry out the installation, preventing tomorrow’s problems.

Products from the Schlüter®-DILEX range provide secure edge protection and maintenance free solutions to surfaces which are exposed to continuous pressure and traffic whilst retaining an aesthetically pleasing design. The range includes profile types for movement joints, expansion joints and control joints, as well as edge and transition movement and expansion joints. All profiles are installed at the same time as the tile covering and a wide variety, in various material combinations, are available, depending on the mechanical or chemical stresses expected on the covering.

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Structural joints

Structural joints (expansion joints) are joints required for static or engineering reasons, which divide a building in various movement segments. They run through all load bearing and non load bearing parts of a building and must be continued in the screed construction and the floor covering at the identical location and in the specified width.

Schlüter®-DILEX-BT is a structural expansion joint made of aluminium with lateral joint connections to a sliding telescopic centre section. This allows for absorption of three-dimensional movement.

Schlüter®-DILEX-KSBT is a structural movement profile with edge protection, consisting of side anchoring legs of aluminium or stainless steel connected to a 20 mm or 30 mm wide movement zone of soft synthetic rubber.

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Intermediiate joint profiles in screeds

Intermediate joints create a pattern of limited fields in large areas of screed and covering. They must be continued from the surface of the covering to the separating layer under the screed or to the covering of the insulation or waterproofing layer.

Schlüter®-DILEX-DFP is a movement joint profile to be installed at door areas or used to divide screed areas.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EP is a movement joint profile for application in floating or bonded screeds. The side sections consist of rigid, recycled plastic connected on the top and bottom with soft, grey CPE movement zones.

Schlüter®-DILEX-HVD, a dowel insert for installation in the screed, helps prevent height displacement between two screed sections in the area of a movement joint.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EMP is a stainless steel movement profile for screeds. The tongue and groove connections accommodate horizontal movement.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EZ 70 is a stress relieving and decorative profile with undercut side walls made of rigid PVC and a soft PVC expansion zone for use in screeds. The extension segments can be removed to adjust the profile height to the height of the assembly.

Schlüter®-DILEX-MOP is an expansion joint profile with serrated sidewalls made of rigid, recycled PVC and a grey, soft PVC expansion zone for use in screed applications.

Schlüter®-DILEX-MP is an expansion profile with undercut sidewalls made of rigid, recycled PVC and a soft CPE expansion zone, complete with extension profiles for use in the laying of screeds.

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Intermediate joint profiles in thin-set screeds

 

Schlüter®-DILEX-KS is a movement profile with edge protection consisting of lateral anchoring legs made of aluminium or stainless steel, which are connected to a replaceable movement zone made of soft rubber.

Schlüter®-DILEX-AKWS is a movement profile with aluminium side anchoring legs connected to a soft PVC movement zone.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EDP is a stainless steel movement profile, which allows horizontal movement through a tongue and groove connection.

Schlüter®-DILEX-BWB is a movement joint profile with side sections of rigid, recycled plastic. The top movement zone is made of soft CPE and creates the 10 mm wide visual surface.

Schlüter®-DILEX-BWS is a movement joint profile with side sections of rigid, recycled plastic.The movement zone consists of soft CPE and creates the 5 mm wide visual surface.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EZ 6 + 9 combine decorative design with a stress-relieving function for tile and natural stone surfaces laid in a thin bed of adhesive.

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Perimeter joints

Perimeter joints are movement joints placed in the screed and the covering along walls and construction elements that penetrate the screed, such as columns. They reduce impact sound transmission and absorb the movements of the floor assembly.

Schlüter®-DILEX-AHK is a cove shaped aluminium profile for internal wall corners. It is available in a variety of anodised finishes.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EK is a two part corner profile made of recycled, rigid PVC and soft CPE with a tongue and groove connection and an integrated joint chamber for durable, flexible and maintenance free perimeter joints between floors and walls or floors and skirtings.

Schlüter®-DILEX-EKE is a corner movement profile that effectively absorbs movement at internal wall corners and at floor to wall transitions in applications where no large movement is expected.

Schlüter®-DILEX-HK is a cove shaped profile for wall to floor joints, which conforms to the hygienic requirements of commercial bathrooms and the food processing industry.

Schlüter®-DILEX-HKU is a cove shaped profile entirely made of stainless steel for internal wall corners and floor wall transitions with stringent hygiene requirements.

Schlüter®-DILEX-HKW is a cove shaped profile for internal wall corners and wall to floor joints in applications where only slight movement occurs.

Schlüter®-DILEX-HKS is a cove shaped,stainless steel profile with a maintenance free movement zone for floor to wall connections in ceramic tile coverings.

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Connection joints

Connection joints are movement joints placed in the screed and the covering at construction elements such as window openings, doorframes, shower trays and bath tubs.

Schlüter®-DILEX-BWA provides a flexible connection between tiled surfaces and existing coverings or structures, such as door and window frames.

Schlüter®-DILEX-AS is a joining profile for creating flexible joints to fixtures such as shower trays, baths, door and window frames.

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Schlüter-Systems chosen for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Facility

October 2016

Schlüter-Systems chosen for Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Facility

Schlüter-Systems have been selected to maintain and control floor movement in a £60million, state-of-the-art purpose built research, design, development and manufacturing facility for Aero Engine Controls (AEC) part of the Rolls Royce Group.

Aero Engine Controls (AEC), provides a single solution for the design, manufacture, procurement, testing and support of high-integrity, harsh environment control systems. The new 28,000 sqm facility, in Solihull, Birmingham replaces their two existing AEC sites to produce engine control systems for a range of applications, including Rolls Royce engines.

Schlüter-Systems has been the market leader in essential accessories for tile and stone since it was founded in 1966. Consultants are always on hand to assist with specification projects from conception right through to installation along with a first-rate technical support team to help with the design process including NBS specifications, CAD and BIM support together with on-site support for architect, contractor and main installer.

Schlüter-Systems Ltd were specified at the design stage by CPMG Architects, an AJ100 practice, and worked closely with contractors BAM Construction Ltd and Birmingham Tile & Mosaic Co. to supply their market leading products which included, Schlüter®-DILEX-AKWS movement joints and Schlüter®-DITRA-25 matting and to also deliver technical advice when needed.

Commenting on Schlüter-Systems, Rob Meechan from Birmingham Tile & Mosaic Co. explains;

“Schlüter products are so easy to install and you can trust that once they are in, if installed correctly, they will provide lasting protection.

For this project we knew that using the Schlüter®-DILEX movement joints along with using Schlüter®-DITRA 25 uncoupling matting would prevent the risk of the covering cracking and guarantee a lasting installation. Not only are their products reliable, they are always on hand to answer any queries and the support really is great, we would always recommend them to others”

Industry standards state that all tile and stone installations should include the use of movement joints. The question, however, is how do you provide the movement joints necessary to ensure a durable installation and what movement joints should you use?

Movement joints need to follow from the screed to the tile and stone covering and therefore need to be designed into the specification. Understanding the types of movement that can occur, namely drying shrinkage, differential movement, deflection movement, structural movement, moisture movement and thermal movement, will help when deciding which type of movement joint will best control the resulting stresses.

Pre-formed movement or control joints, such as Schlüter®-DILEX can accommodate roughly 15-20% of their movement zone. The extensive Schlüter®-DILEX range of movement joints offer complete protection and are available to specifiers in a wide selection of materials, colours, and movement capability.

Schlüter®-DITRA 25 is the unsurpassed uncoupling membrane for tile and natural stone installations. The geometry of the membrane allows for the absorption of lateral movement in each direction.

What makes Schlüter®-DITRA 25 such a success is its ability to be used in a variety of applications, even on problematic substrates. It has been chosen by tilers, contractors and specified by architects for over 25 years due to its unparalleled success in installations worldwide. The key features and benefits include;

• Uncoupling – neutralises tensions between surfaces
• Crack Bridging – prevents movement and debonding
• Waterproofing – CE marked waterproofing system
• Vapour Management – interconnected air channels to help moisture evaporate
• Load Distribution – provides high resistance

Schlüter-Systems Ltd., has worked in partnership with architects and specifiers for over 20 years, providing trusted advice for projects both large and small, and educating on the specification of tile and stone installations and associated solutions through RIBA Approved CPD seminars.

For further information regarding Schlüter-Systems’ CPD offering; Email:training@schluter.co.uk Tel: 01530 813396 or Visit: www.trainedwithschluter.co.uk. To find out more about Schlüter systems and solutions Visit: www.schluter.co.uk or Email: pr@schluter.co.uk



The Importance of Movement Joints in Floor Tile Installations

August 2016

The Importance of Movement Joints in Floor Tile Installations

Fluctuations in temperature and moisture cause movement in the subfloor and lead to cracks transferring to the tile covering, or worse, cause a loss of bond between the covering and the substrate which can result in overall damage to the surface covering. For this reason, industry standards state that all tile and stone installations should include the use of movement joints.

In many circumstances movement joints are overlooked, however, a lack of movement joints can be a contributing factor to many different types of failure. Furthermore, if you do not include movement joints in the specification liability for any resulting problems could fall to the architect, even if the problem doesn’t directly relate to a lack of movement joints, as it’s the architect’s responsibility to specify the type of joint and location of them.

The question, however, is how do you provide the movement joints necessary to ensure a durable installation and what movement joints should you use?

Movement joints need to go through the tile and screed covering and therefore need to be designed at specification. Understanding the types of movement that can occur, namely drying shrinkage, differential movement, deflection movement, structural movement, moisture movement and thermal movement, will help when deciding which type of movement joint will best counteract the resulting stresses.

In floors there are two basic types of movement joints, structural and non-structural. Both types will be subject to different movement patterns, for example, whether movement will occur from the tiled covering through to the floor slab or just in the tile and screed covering, and this will affect the type of joint needed to prevent damage.

Pre-formed joints can accommodate roughly 15-20% of their movement zone. The Schlüter®-DILEX range of movement joints offer complete protection and are available to specifiers in a wide selection of materials, colours, and movement capability.

For more information visit www.tileprofiles.co.uk, Tel 01530 813396 or Email pr@schluter.co.uk

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