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    Went to Ideal Home show yesterday. One of the official stage demos was this guy promoting some tiling tools.
    The Tile Tracker... Level Tracking in Level Time - Home.
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    The tiletracker looks excellent but at 160 way, way too expensive. I intend to make up something similar which would do the same thing unless anyone knows of a similar product at reasonable price?
    As part of a package, although not on their website, they do a window recess tool which looks the business, its basically a 1m long plastic '+' profile which although flexible, will return to it's original straight edges and would really help with setting perfect level reveals.
    Anyone used it or a similar product??

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    Are u serious this is a sack of , spot fixing with stone

    Don't get me started

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    I'm sorry Aflemi, but are you having a laugh?

    Taking out the fact that the video is to demonstrate his glorified batten stands, he is dot & dabbing the travertine & he is advising that you use a "hook" to pull tiles away from the wall to keep them plumb. What about ensuring 100% adhesive contact behind the tiles?

    I'm not surprised that B&Q think these are good products, but a professional tiler????

    Unless I've missed something, I don't feel that this is something we should be giving any credit to.

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    Video makes me mad!

    There are a few things like it, the rubi batten stands for one.

    Tradetiler setting out tiling tools

    Not sure how a flexible straight edge would work!?
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    I can see what he is trying to do with the "batten stands" but there is no way he should promote dot and dab tile fixing.....and then after that "level" the tiles by pulling them out of the adhesive!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    I'm sorry Aflemi, but are you having a laugh?

    Taking out the fact that the video is to demonstrate his glorified batten stands, he is dot & dabbing the travertine & he is advising that you use a "hook" to pull tiles away from the wall to keep them plumb. What about ensuring 100% adhesive contact behind the tiles?

    I'm not surprised that B&Q think these are good products, but a professional tiler????

    Unless I've missed something, I don't feel that this is something we should be giving any credit to.
    Snap Daz!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tats View Post
    Are u serious this is a sack of , spot fixing with stone

    Don't get me started
    I'm not looking for a critique of the tiling methods in his video, I haven't even seen it. I saw the products in the flesh yesterday and 2 of them looked good, 1 is way too expensive so i asked if anyone knew of a more reasonably priced alternative. The other looked a useful tool, the rest were rubbish. Chill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colour Republic View Post
    Video makes me mad!

    There are a few things like it, the rubi batten stands for one.

    Tradetiler setting out tiling tools

    Not sure how a flexible straight edge would work!?
    Cheers for a constructive reply, thanks will look at that. The other product is quite hard to explain, basically it can twist a bit so easier to use than if it was rigid, but returns to straight edge. It looked good to me, just innocently wondered if anyone had used one or knew of an alternative. Tx Colour, btw I haven't even seen the video but that is irrelevant, it's the products i was asking about, didn't want to start WW3..............

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    I don't personally use battens but the beatuy of a batten is that you can cut it to size, it's all very well showing a demo with a pre sized batten but what happens when you need to move it along? In his video he shows pictures of tiling that has slid down the wall 'overnight' as he puts it (sorry to bang on about D&D, but is he suprised?), so by his own addmission what are you ment to do with his battens? leave them overnight then move along to do a bit mopre tiling the next day?

    This other tool you mention may well be quite good but then I don't hold much hope for someone who presents tiling in the way he does

    Sorry mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    I'm sorry Aflemi, but are you having a laugh?

    Taking out the fact that the video is to demonstrate his glorified batten stands, he is dot & dabbing the travertine & he is advising that you use a "hook" to pull tiles away from the wall to keep them plumb. What about ensuring 100% adhesive contact behind the tiles?

    I'm not surprised that B&Q think these are good products, but a professional tiler????

    Unless I've missed something, I don't feel that this is something we should be giving any credit to.
    You missed the fact that I only asked about 2 products that I have seen in the flesh and they looked useful so I naturally thought I would ask the opinion of some other professional tilers who have used them or similar.
    I didn't endorse his tiling demo in any way, I haven't even seen it tbh because i didn't need to.
    Anyway, tx for input.

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    No point in shooting the OP for posting the video..?

    He is just asking what you think of the product and not the way the tiles are fixed.. even i gathered that is what he asked,,

    As for the video.. well the guy is a total plonk..



    Aflemi.. as for the products,, IMO they are just gimmicks and others have tried to sell things similar and i would say they are well over priced and a waste of money..

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    Rubi stands look good and at 18 better than the 160 he wants for his one, I knew there would be something more reasonable.
    Answer i wanted without the histrionics, cheers.
    If all the people who replied without understanding the point of the post read the thread i started around the same time in the prep section about what he said about pva and grout not letting moisture through, you'll see what I thought of his Ideal Home Show presentation......... again, irrelevant to the point of the question.

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