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Unread 08-02-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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Schluter DILEX EKE profile - size question

Looking to install mosaic hex floor tiles that are 1/4" thick and then 5/16" thick subway tiles on the wall in a shower, which size DILEX EKE would you recommend for the given tile sizes listed above? I prefer the "U" portion for the 1/4" tile on the floor since these will be cut tiles.

I'm thinking of EKE U8/O7 or would the subway tile sit too far past the joint.


EKE U 9 / O 8 to fit the subway tile on top and I'll built-up the bottom with thin set to fit the hex tile floor tile.

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Item No.
EKE U 8 / O 7 ...*
EKE U 9 / O 8 ...*
EKE U 11 / O 10 ...*
EKE U 13 / O 12 ...*
EKE U 15 / O 14 ...*

U: 8 mm = 5/16" 9 mm = 11/32" 11 mm = 7/16" 13 mm = 33/64" 15 mm = 9/16"

O: 7 mm = 9/32" 8 mm = 5/16" 10 mm = 3/8" 12 mm = 1/2" 14 mm = 17/32"
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Unread 08-02-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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Welcome, Bill.

I'd advise you get an actual measurement of your tile thicknesses if you've not already done so, add at least the industry-required 3/32" for thinset mortar thickness and select the Dilex with the measurements closest to those numbers.

You might wanna call the Mother Ship at 800-472-4588 and axe someone there, too. They can be pretty helpful at times. After you've decided upon a size, you might also wanna axe'em just where you might purchase same.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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