Schluter Deco

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The Schluter-Deco trim was designed to provide decorative lines within a tile installation and tile coverings as well as providing edge protection when transitioning from tile coverings to other same-height surfaces such as wood or carpet.

The Schluter-Deco trim is available in numerous finishes such as Anodized Aluminum, Chrome-plate Solid Brass, Solid Brass, and Stainless Steel.The Schluter-Deco features a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg that is then secured in the thinset and beneath the tile, with a ¼” wide visible surface that meets the aesthetic requirements of exhibition booths, galleries, lobbies, and showrooms.

The anchoring leg of the Schluter-Deco in Anodized Aluminum, Chrome-Plate Brass, and Solid Brass is available with a special radius perforation so that the profile can be used to form curves around rounded steps or most rounded applications. The Schluter-Deco in Chrome-Plated Brass requires a relatively large bending radius.


  1. Select Schluter-DECO according to tile thickness.
  2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar to the area where the profile is to be placed.
  3. Press the perforated anchoring leg of the profile into the mortar and align.
  4. Trowel additional thin-set mortar over the perforated anchoring leg 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.
  8. Work with materials and tools that will not scratch or damage sensitive surfaces. Setting materials and grouts must be removed immediately, especially from anodized aluminum surfaces.

Tile Thickness

Solid Brass (M)

Satin Anodized Aluminum (AE)

Chrome-Plate Solid Brass (MC)

Stainless Steel (E)


M80 D

AE80 D

MC80 D

E80 D


E90 D


M100 D

AE100 D

MC100 D

E100 D


E110 D


M125 D

AE125 D

MC125 D

E125 D


E140 D


E160 D


E185 D


E210 D


E250 D

1 3/16”