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Discuss Which of these tile levelling systems to purchase. Cost Vs Quality in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. jimsters

    jimsters Active Member

    Location:
    uk
    Hi

    I know this has been discussed a few times but im stuck as to which to buy.

    Ive used the twist screw on type before but i thought id pickup one of these systems.

    Which is the best for quality if cost wasnt as issue.
    Which is the cheapest but still good.
    Which is the best overall value & quality?

    Here are the ones ive looked at. Too much choice.

    Any advice.....?

    Raimondi Floor Tile Levelling System RLS
    Wedges can be reused.
    Price is roughly about £54 for 100 wedges, 100 clips and the pliers.
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    Genesis
    blocks can be reused (i think)
    price is roughly £48 for 200 straps, 100 blocks and pliers.
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    Rubi tile levelling
    Caps can be reused ( i think)
    price is roughly £50 for 100 caps, 100 straps and pliers
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    Mustang Tile Levelling
    blocks can be reused i think
    Price is roughly £58 for 100 wedges, 100 spacers and pliers.
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    Bright Ideas - I cant find their system on their website?


    Vitrex lash system
    wedges can be reused
    price is roughly £25 for 150 wedges and 150 spacers.
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    PLS perfect Level Master
    wedges can be reused
    Price is roughly £75 for 100 wedges, 100 spacers and pliers
    coverage - not sure compared to others.


    thanks for all your help.
     
  2. Mark Frost

    Mark Frost Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Aylesbury
    perfect level master for me hands down.. the clips are far better than ramondi. Ive seen a few now though its not cheap I know im getting my moneys worth.. the PLM wedges have 1 2 3 5mm steps on them at the front of the wedge as well. Ill send you a small sample I have quite a few
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    That's some research you have done there jimmy lad!
     
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  4. jimsters

    jimsters Active Member

    Location:
    uk
    yep sure is.
    too many to choose from

    so its 1 vote for PLM from mark.

    i guess they all do the same job anyway and its more personal opinion and what you have used......?
     
  5. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I use the mustangs, do like them, bought the pro kit but kept wedges (identical to PLM) and just bought 2000 clips unbranded off eBay for 40 and they are good!
     
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  6. Mark Frost

    Mark Frost Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Aylesbury
    the lash system is a massive no no.. the way the clips sit is asking for poor tile setting.
     
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  7. Mark Frost

    Mark Frost Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Aylesbury
    the mustang looks ok but i seen plenty of clips breaking where they shouldnt which hardly no addy touching them.. have you had this problem?
     
  8. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    No I've also got them 2mm and 3mm so that it acts as spacer aswell! I do take a small trowel (Raimondi olive) along edge of tiles to clear excess adhesive away! Think that makes a big difference and keeps tiles and joints clean
     
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  9. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    You like your new Raimondi trowels Ian?


    Sorry Jimster. :D
     
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  10. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Very handy little trowel, especially for levelling systems :p
     
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  11. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    You got the gauger too didn't you?
     
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  12. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Yes
     
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  13. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    That's my favouriest trowel ever! :D
     
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  14. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Colin's a cool guy :cool:
     
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  15. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've taken delivery today of the genesis levelling system, I've used it before and found it to be good, although I can't compare cos I haven't used any others
     
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  16. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    :thumbsup:
     
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  17. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Must of tried Lash, even my mum has tried lash..... but that's a different story
     
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  18. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    Andrew dear boy, you need to get out more!:p:p
     
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  19. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've only ever used genesis once and that's as far as my clip experience goes. I have a job upcoming in a month or so which I thought I would give them another go on
     
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  20. Wayne Wilding

    Wayne Wilding Active Member

    Location:
    Spalding
    I'm going to be giving the Rubi Tile Level Kit a bash in the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll have something positive to add to the thread....


    Hi, by the way....
     
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  21. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Hi @Wayne Wilding@Wayne Wilding . Look forward to the review. Welcome too! Introduce yourself properly in the new members area. I know you first posted in August, but it's always nice to know who we have welcomed aboard :)
     
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  22. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I've tried
    Rubi .genesis and bright ideas .
    I now use bright ideas extensively
     
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  23. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Oh and lash clips once . They're total rubbish but I do like the yellow wedges for wall tiling to support the bottom row
     
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  24. neilrj

    neilrj Active Member

    Location:
    Merseyside
    I'm a DIY'er and bought lash because they seemed OK - but they are way too thick under the tile for easy use (for me at least) with anything under a 10mm trowel, using a 6mm trowel I couldn't get the clips in! Agree the wedges are great for spacers - I nip the flat end and as many steps off as I need to get closer to the size of spacer I need.
     
  25. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I think the lash clips would be really good for large uncalibrated slate or something. the curved base would be able to sort the different thicknesses.
    A reasonably local tile shop I use stock Siri smart level clips and wedges and I find them great - used 500 yesterday and only had 2 break on me and that was probably my fault.
    Can't remember how much the wedges were as I've not needed to buy any more for a long time but I just got 1500 clips for £90
     
  26. Joe Clinton

    Joe Clinton Active Member

    Location:
    Lincoln
    Im torn between PLM and Mustang. PLM definitely better quality but for the money mustang do the job well too.
    Ive tried Peygran too which are even more expensive than PLM and they are strong but are a right pain to snap off (takes 3 times as long)
     
  27. Wayne Wilding

    Wayne Wilding Active Member

    Location:
    Spalding
    I saw your video on that on twitter, Joe..... seemed a very clear winner out of the two....
     
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  28. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast

    Send me a link for the ebay clips please cause thats amazing price
     
  29. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
  30. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
  31. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Yes even on 15mm thick porcelain
     
  32. Balloo

    Balloo Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Thanks
     
  33. Wishiwasatoptiler

    Wishiwasatoptiler I'm either plastered or out on the tiles Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northeast
    Will the PLM plier set work with these clips?
     
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  34. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Yes they are all the same
     
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  35. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    I use chips and fish as a wedge....
    assured savings
     
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