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  1. Shooter999

    Shooter999 Active Member

    Location:
    Carmarthen
    Hi All,

    As I'm going to be embarking on my 1st ever tiling job (23 sqm) , I thought I'd better get a tile leveling system (My wife would kill me if I botch the job).

    It seems that Raimondi is very well rated.

    I've seen the following kit:

    Kit RLS: Raimondi Levelling System - https://www.ferramentaweb.com/en/tile-leveling-systems/9-kit-rls-raimondi-levelling-system.html

    In the kit I've linked to above, there are a set of pliers, however they say they are floor pliers.

    Does this mean I also need to buy a set of wall pliers?

    Pliers for wall covering Raimondi - https://www.ferramentaweb.com/en/tile-leveling-systems/18-pliers-for-wall-covering-raimondi.html

    The description for the above says they can be used for wall and floor.


    If I also need to buy the wall pliers (which can be used on the floor), then I may as well buy the items separately, i.e. Wall pliers and 500 clips / 250 wedges package.

    Clips 1,5 mm Tile Leveling Spacers RLS 3/12 mm - https://www.ferramentaweb.com/en/tile-leveling-systems/13-clips-1-5-mm-tile-leveling-spacers-rls-312-mm.html


    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
  3. Shooter999

    Shooter999 Active Member

    Location:
    Carmarthen
    @Simons70@Simons70 Thanks for the prompt reply. Can you elaborate (bearing in mind I've never done any tiling before)?

    Thanks
     
  4. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
    The clips and wedges is big enough and you can use your hand for secure,I think with pliers just lose time.
     
  5. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Ed is quite correct, you don't NEED pliers, however, from a diy point of view, I'd suggest you use them. Get the floor pliers, they're easier to use on walls than the wall pliers are on the floor.
    The idea is that they hold the clip in place while the wedge is inserted.
    The biggest failing is that when the wedges are inserted, if you're not paying attention, you will move the tiles and open the joints too much. The pliers make it easier to insert the wedges without moving the tile, still watch for it tho.
    It will throw everything out if the joints open up and you don't notice.
    Levelling systems are NOT a fool proof way of installing tiles.
    You must still do 99% of the work, all the clip and wedge do is hold it in place while the adhesive sets.
    You must ensure you have a full bed behind your tiles, it will be easy to have voids using clips if you're not paying attention.
     
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  6. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    ramsey, essex
    strong hands
     
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  7. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
    I have 2 or 3 pliers,received free when I buy more then 3 boxes but never try to use,maybe I can give a chance now:D.
     
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  8. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    ramsey, essex
    check the delivery cost for a small order, maybe cheaper to buy in UK with a order that size
     
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  9. Shooter999

    Shooter999 Active Member

    Location:
    Carmarthen
    @3_fall@3_fall Thanks for the detailed reply, and tips on what to look out for.

    I'll go for the kit (which includes the floor pliers) and also purchase an additional 500 clips.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  10. Shooter999

    Shooter999 Active Member

    Location:
    Carmarthen
    @Simons70@Simons70 Are you interested in selling a set of the floor pliers?

    @JulianSidney@JulianSidney Can you point me in the direction of a UK company?
     
  11. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
    Honestly I broke some and every-time when is happen I start swearing:D(is uncontrolled)
     
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  12. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
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  13. NZ_Tiler

    NZ_Tiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    I use the pliers. The benefit is that you can set the tension just right. If you exert to much pressure the clips will break, meaning pulling the tile off and inserting another clip or just not using 1 in that place...
    Not enough pressure may leave lippage.
     
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  14. Shooter999

    Shooter999 Active Member

    Location:
    Carmarthen
    @NZ_Tiler@NZ_Tiler Thanks for the reply.

    That was going to be one of my next questions, how do you use the pliers and the wedges (we're going to have 10mm tiles). I've had a look and there doesnt seem to be any information.

    Thanks
     
  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Go you tube there will be some videos . Polmaster are very big on using them . They might use a slightly different clip but same principal
     
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