Schluter-RONDEC

Schluter-RONDEC is a finishing and edge-protection profile for outside corners of tiled surfaces found on walls, countertops, and other tiled edges. Once installed, the reveal of the profile produces a symmetrically rounded edge.
Application and Function

Schluter-RONDEC is a finishing and edge-protection profile for the outside corners of tiled surfaces. It features a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg that is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile and a reveal that forms a symmetrically rounded outer corner with 1/4" (6 mm) radius along the surface edge.
 
The profile is available in stainless steel, solid brass, chrome-plated solid brass, color-coated aluminum, anodized aluminum, and PVC. Schluter-RONDEC's wide range of materials, colors, and surface finishes allows for color coordination with tile and grout and the creation of interesting accents in decorative designs.
 
In addition to its decorative effect, the profile protects tile edges against damage caused by mechanical stresses. Schluter-RONDEC, in stainless steel, is particularly resistant to wear when used as edge protection. It may also be used as a stair nosing or transition profile.

In addition Schluter-RONDEC is also suitable for transitions, corners, or dado coverings with other covering materials; for example, carpet, parquetry, natural stone tiles, or cold-cured resin coverings. The integrated joint spacer forms a defined joint cavity with the tile.

Note: Schluter-RONDEC, in stainless steel, does not feature the integrated joint spacer. Matching inside and outside corners, including sink corners, and connectors are available.

Installation

  1. Select Schluter-RONDEC according to tile thickness.
  2. Using a notched trowel, apply thin-set mortar to the area where profile is to be placed. If Schluter-RONDEC is to be used as edging for an outside wall corner, finish tiling one wall first; then trowel thin-set mortar over the corner area of the second wall.
  3. Press the perforated anchoring leg of 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. Set the tile to the integrated joint spacer, which ensures a uniform joint of 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm). With the stainless steel profiles, leave a space of approximately 1/16" - 1/8" (1.5 - 3 mm).
  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 must be removed immediately, especially from aluminum.

Note: Matching corners, including sink corners, and connectors are available for RONDEC. 

Material

Schluter-RONDEC is available in solid brass, chrome-plated brass, anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum, stainless steel, and PVC.

In special cases, the suitability of a proposed type of material must be verified based upon the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.

Schluter-RONDEC, in Solid Brass, sustains high levels of mechanical stress; for example, as edge protection for outside wall corners or edges of surface coverings. Brass is resistant to most chemicals used in tiled environments. Solid brass that is exposed to air will oxidize, resulting in a natural patina. If exposed to moisture or aggressive substances, heavy oxidation and spotting may occur.

Schluter-RONDEC, in Chrome-Plated Brass, is ideal for matching chrome fixtures and especially suited for wall corners as a finishing profile. Surface areas must be protected against abrasion or scratching.

Schluter-RONDEC, in Anodized Aluminum, features an anodized layer that retains a uniform appearance during normal use. The surface, however, is susceptible to scratching and wear and may be damaged by grout or setting material. Cementitious materials, in conjunction with moisture, become alkaline. Since aluminum is sensitive to alkaline substances, exposure to the alkali (depending on the concentration and duration of exposure) may result in corrosion (aluminum hydroxide formation). Therefore, it is important to remove mortar or grout residue immediately from visible surfaces. In addition, ensure that the profile is solidly embedded in the setting material and that all cavities are filled to prevent the collection of alkaline water.

Schluter-RONDEC, in Color-Coated Aluminum, is pretreated (chromated) aluminum that is color-coated with a polyurethane powder coat. The coating is color-stable, UV-resistant, and suitable for exterior use. Protect the profile against abrasion or scratching.

Schluter-RONDEC, in Stainless Steel, is roll-formed using 304 (1.4301 = V2A) or 316 L (1.4404 = V4A) stainless steel. Therefore, the profile’s contour differs slightly from those made of extruded brass, aluminum, or PVC. The profile is particularly well suited for applications requiring resistance against chemical exposure and high mechanical stresses. Applications include the food industry, breweries, dairies, commercial kitchens, public swimming pools, and hospitals. 316 L stainless steel offers even higher corrosion resistance when compared to the 304 stainless steel.

Schluter-RONDEC, in PVC, is manufactured using pre-colored, rigid PVC that resists bending and scratching. The material is UV-resistant, though not permanently color-stable, in exterior applications. The profile is not suited for corners or transitions subjected to heavy mechanical stresses; for example, at step edges or floor transitions.

Maintenance

Schluter-RONDEC requires no special maintenance or care and is resistant to mold and fungi. Clean the profile using common household cleaning agents.

Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically using a mild household cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. All cleaning agents must be free of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome polishing agent.

Oxidation films on solid brass may be removed with a common polishing agent, but will form again. In the case of chromeplated brass, anodized aluminum, color-coated aluminum, and PVC, do not use abrasive cleaning agents. Damage to the anodized layer can be repaired by applying varnish.

Schluter-RONDEC Products

Corners

H=Tile Thickness Satin Nickle Anodized Aluminum (AT) Outside Corner Satin Nickle Anodized Aluminum (AT) Inside Corner
5/16"-8 mm

EV/RO 80 AT

SKU# 06-6547

 

3/8"-10 mm

 EV/RO 100 AT

SKU# 06-6548

IV/RO 100 AT

SKU# 06-6278

1/2"-12.5 mm

EV/RO 125 AT

SKU# 06-6549

 

 Corners

H=Tile Thickness Satin Anodized Aluminum (AE) Inside Corner
3/8"-10 mm

IV/RO 100 AE

SKU# 06-6270

1/2"-12.5 mm

 IV/RO 125 AE

SKU# 06-6271

Corners

H=Tile Thickness Satin Copper/Bronze Anodized Aluminum (AK)  Outside Corner Satin Copper/Bronze Anodized Aluminum (AK) Inside Corner
3/8"-10 mm

EV/RO 100 AK

SKU# 06-6202

IV/RO 100 AK

SKU# 06-6275

 Corners

H=Tile Thickness Polished Chrome Anodized Aluminum (ACG) Outside Corner Polished Chrome Anodized Aluminum (ACG) Inside Corner
5/16"-8 mm

EV/RO 80 ACG

SKU# 06-6191

IV/RO 80 ACG

SKU# 06-6264

 Corners

H=Tile Thickness Brushed Chrome Anodized Aluminum(ACGB) Outside Corner
3/8"-10 mm

EV/RO 100 ACGB

SKU# 06-6188

1/2"-12.5 mm

EV/RO 125 ACGB

SKU# 06-6189

 Corners

H=Tile Thickness Bright Black Anodized Aluminum (AGSG) Outside Corner
1/2"-12.5 mm

EV/RO 125 AGSG

SKU# 06-6535

 Corners

H=Tile Thickness Brushed Copper/Bronze Anodized Aluminum (AKGB) Inside Corner
1/2"-12.5 mm

IV/RO 125 AKGB

SKU# 06-6571

Profiles

H=Tile Thickness Polished Chrome Anodized Aluminum (ACG) Brushed Chrome Anodized Aluminum(ACGB) Satin Anodized Aluminum (AE)         
1/4"-6 mm

 RO 60 ACG

SKU# 06-6386

RO 60 ACGB

SKU# 06-6391

 RO 60 AE

SKU# 06-6398

5/16"-8 mm

RO 80 ACG

SKU# 06-6388

RO 80 ACGB

SKU# 06-6393

 RO 80 AE

SKU# 06-6399

3/8"-10 mm

RO 100 ACG

SKU# 06-6389

RO 100 ACGB

SKU# 06-6392

 RO 100 AE

SKU# 06-6400

1/2"-12.5 mm

RO 125 ACG

SKU# 06-6390

RO 125 ACGB

SKU# 06-6394

 RO 125 AE

SKU# 06-6401

T=Tile Thickness Bright Black Anodized Aluminum (AGSG) Polished Brass Anodized Aluminum (AMG) Satin Nickle Anodized Aluminum (AT) Satin Copper / Bronze Anodized Aluminum (AK) Brushed copper/bronze anodized aluminum (AKGB)
1/4"-6 mm  

RO 60 AMG

 

RO 60 AT

SKU# 06-6428

 

RO 60 AKGB

SKU# 06-6412

5/16"-8 mm

RO 80 AGSG

SKU# 06-6405

RO 80 AMG

SKU# 06-6425

RO 80 AT

SKU# 06-6429

RO 80 AK

SKU# 06-6409 / 06-6412

RO 80 AKGB

SKU# 06-6410

3/8"-10 mm

RO 100 AGSG

SKU# 06-6406

 

RO 100 AT

SKU# 06-6430

RO 100 AK

SKU# 06-6413

 RO 100 AKGB

SKU# 06-6414

1/2"-12.5 mm

RO 125 AGSG

SKU# 06-6407

 

RO 125 AT

SKU# 06-6431

 RO 125 AK

SKU# 06-6403

 RO 125 AKGB

SKU# 06-6415

 

 

T=Tile Thickness Product Brushed Antique Bronze Anodized Aluminum (ABGB) Brushed Nickel Anodized Aluminum (ATGB) PVC Sand Pebble (SP)
5/16"-8 mm Profile

RO 80 ABGB

SKU# 06-6572

RO 80 ATGB

SKU# 06-6435

PRO 80 SP

SKU# 06-6332

3/8"-10 mm Profile

RO 100 ABGB

SKU# 06-6573

RO 100 ATGB

SKU# 06-6436

 
1/2"-12.5 mm Profile

RO 125 ABGB

SKU# 06-6574

RO 125 ATGB

SKU# 06-6432

 

 Finishes

    

ACG                                                                       ACGB                                              AE                                                   AGSG

    

AM                                                                     AMG                                                    ANI (AT)                                             AK

  

 AKGB                                                           PVC

Additional Info

Focus Design Group