PLATTSBURGH, NY -- Baseboards are one of the finishing touches that help to complete any space. Choosing a baseboard that is attractive, durable and easy to install is particularly important in commercial settings. Schluter-Systems has introduced Schluter®-DESIGNBASE-SL, a new top-set wall baseboard that provides a unique alternative to traditional baseboards in commercial buildings and condominiums.

Because it is made of metal, DESIGNBASE-SL provides added durability and won't crack or shrink over time, eliminating a common problem with many commercial baseboards. Made without the anchoring leg used on traditional Schluter profiles and trim pieces, DESIGNBASE-SL is designed to be installed after the floor and is suitable for use over any type of new floor surface. The cove-shaped base sits on top of the floor and is attached to the wall using a suitable adhesive such as Schluter®-KERDI-FIX. This design offers a few notable advantages, starting with fast and easy installation.  Because it sits on top of the finished floor it is also ideal in situations where the floor is still in good condition but the baseboard needs to be replaced. DESIGNBASE-SL also offers cost-savings over custom fabricated baseboards.

DESIGNBASE-SL features a clean, polished look in anodized aluminum with a satin finish, or a new brushed stainless steel appearance, as well as color-coated aluminum in matte white. Two different heights are available: 2 3/8 (60 mm) and 3 1/8 inches (80 mm).

An optional sealing lip accessory is offered to protect the floor/wall transition from moisture penetration and to reduce the transmission of impact sound. DESIGNBASE-SL is available now in tile dealers across the country.

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