Ceramic cove base represents a neat, hygienic method for treating transitions by providing a curved surface that prevents the collection of dirt and is easy to clean. However, the limited availability of ceramic trim pieces has resulted in the use of sealant and caulk to treat such transitions. These joints must be continually maintained throughout the life of the installation.
Schluter-DILEX-HK features trapezoid-perforated anchoring legs, made of recycled rigid PVC, which are secured in the mortar bond coat. The profile separates the fields that meet at inside corners and accommodates movement via the soft chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) cove-shaped movement zone that forms the visible surface.
Schluter-DILEX-HK provides an 11/16" (18 mm) radius to prevent the accumulation of dirt and to make cleaning simple. Schluter-DILEX-HK prevents surface water penetration and meets the maintenance and hygienic requirements of commercial kitchens, bathrooms, food-processing plants, or any tiled environment where a sanitary cove base is desired.
It accommodates wall and floor tiles of dissimilar thicknesses and features a tile pocket that hides cut tile edges. Schluter-DILEX-HK integrates with Schluter-DILEX-HKW where cove trim for inside wall corners is desired.
In addition, DILEX-HK prevents sound bridges, making it ideal for floor/wall transitions in soundrated floors. Accessories for the DILEX-HK include inside and outside corners, connectors, and end caps.