Celebrating 50 years of Schlüter®-Systems
1966 was a significant year for German tiler, Werner Schlüter, because he founded the company Fliesen-Schlüter and the very beginning of Schlüter-Systems.
This year sees the 50th anniversary of Schlüter-Systems and what an important half-century it has been; from those early days as a tile layer to a company that has evolved into seven subsidiaries globally; steeped in heritage and leaving a legacy that continually strives to push boundaries, technology and innovation to revolutionise the industry.
We all take things for granted, we expect things to work and last a long time. The testing and quality control that goes into Schlüter products mean you can expect the very best and won’t be disappointed. This ethos underpins the service and support element of the business too, not just the systems and solutions Schlüter provide.
Schlüter-Systems guarantees lasting installations today and always, from the original tile profile Schlüter®-SCHIENE that founded the business, to tried, tested and trusted solutions such as Schlüter®-DITRA 25, which has provided uncoupling, waterproofing and vapour resistant properties since 1987; through to the latest innovations such as Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-TB, their most effective electric underfloor heating solution yet; and Schlüter®-LIPROTEC, intelligent technology that combines lighting and profiles within the covering.
Staff from the UK subsidiary were invited to the new Schlüter-WORKBOX in Germany to join in the celebrations with the Schlüter family and their colleagues worldwide. The Schlüter-WORKBOX is a state-of-the-art training centre. It was recently awarded a Platinum Certificate by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) – the highest certificate level offered by the Council for buildings of this kind.
To meet the certification criteria, Schlüter-Systems extensively relied on the company’s own solutions, such as the thermal comfort floor Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM as well as natural construction materials.