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  • #469253

    Skill,
    The straps are about 1/16″. So for marble or rectified ( straight square edge tiles) you may use the straps AS spacers. Many tile jobs use a 1/8″ so additional spacer work fine.

    I think that’s the one downside with them is that it comes in one size . Other spacers come in different sizes and not needing other hand spacers .

    Always willing to learn .

    #469286
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Skill,
    The straps are about 1/16″. So for marble or rectified ( straight square edge tiles) you may use the straps AS spacers. Many tile jobs use a 1/8″ so additional spacer work fine.

    Phil,
    Thanks for the enlightenment on the MLT System. I will have to look into it for the next bathroom project that my SIL @r-ice will have down the road.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #469345
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Skill,
    The straps are about 1/16″. So for marble or rectified ( straight square edge tiles) you may use the straps AS spacers. Many tile jobs use a 1/8″ so additional spacer work fine.

    Phil,
    Thanks for the enlightenment on the MLT System. I will have to look into it for the next bathroom project that my SIL @r-ice will have down the road.

    if i am not moving this year, we can start it in the spring and just finish it, i’ll rent the tile saw

    #469357
    pgc555
    Pro
    Gilberts, Illinois

    @skillman,
    How is that a “downside”. If you look at the picture @58chev posted you can see he has used additional spacers with the lash system? And if you look at my picture with the MLT, I used additional 1/8″ spacers with that as well. That is normal.

    #469386

    With levelingsystems , QEP , and other type there is no additional spacers needed . Just pick your size when buying and that’s it . You could use a spacer here or there @pgc555 but the whole floor or wall doesn’t require more .

    Always willing to learn .

    #469411
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    if i am not moving this year, we can start it in the spring and just finish it, i’ll rent the tile saw



    @r-ice
    ,
    Let me know when you have the slab level enough for tile setting and well start that project.

    With levelingsystems , QEP , and other type there is no additional spacer thes needed . Just pick your size when buying and that’s it . You could use a spacer here or there

    At the time I bought the QEP system, I don’t think HD offered different sizes.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #469579
    pgc555
    Pro
    Gilberts, Illinois

    @Skillman… The QEP “straps” are 1/16″ think so if you needed a larger grout line, you need additional spacers…. Here is the DATA sheet from HD….http://www.homedepot.com/p/QEP-Lash-Tile-Leveling-Aligning-and-Spacer-Clip-Value-Pack-300-per-Box-99751Q/205757027?srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=42-137389092-2&cm_mmc=shopping-_-shopzilla-_-D23-_-205757027

    #469586
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I bought the raimondi system.
    Once I start to work on the shower I’ll put up some pictures.

    #469590

    @Skillman… The QEP “straps” are 1/16″ think so if you needed a larger grout line, you need additional spacers…. Here is the DATA sheet from HD….http://www.homedepot.com/p/QEP-Lash-Tile-Leveling-Aligning-and-Spacer-Clip-Value-Pack-300-per-Box-99751Q/205757027?srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=42-137389092-2&cm_mmc=shopping-_-shopzilla-_-D23-_-205757027

    Your right i was mistaken about having different sizes . They do have small and xl size clip for thick sizes tiles .

    I bought the raimondi system.
    Once I start to work on the shower I’ll put up some pictures.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on them .

    Always willing to learn .

    #469702

    I started out trying the QEP lash and quickly switched to RLS. It has flat bottom plates, bigger wedges and is over all easier to work with.
    You still want to use a larger notched trowel and back butter on lager tiles. Also with RLS you can get 1/16″ 1/8″ 3/16″ thick clips. No need for spacers.

    I too have used the RLS and had good results. Never tried the QEP.

    #469815
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I started out trying the QEP lash and quickly switched to RLS. It has flat bottom plates, bigger wedges and is over all easier to work with.
    You still want to use a larger notched trowel and back butter on lager tiles. Also with RLS you can get 1/16″ 1/8″ 3/16″ thick clips. No need for spacers.

    I too have used the RLS and had good results. Never tried the QEP.

    As a DIY’er, I went with the QEP because it was what was available at the time. Now that I see that there are BETTER choices out there I would not recommend the QEP system solely based on the fact that the bottom is not flat. The next bathroom reno I will use the MLT System

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #469935

    Would you say that 1/2 notch trowel would be the smallest size using leveling clips @pgc555 .

    Always willing to learn .

    #470207
    pgc555
    Pro
    Gilberts, Illinois

    The size notch has more to do with the size of your tile and the flatness of the substrate. I use a 1/2 x 1/2 for large format tiles ( any tile measuring 15″ or larger on any one side ) But a 3/8 notch would be fine on smaller tiles… even with a lippage system…. PLEASE, DON’T interchange “tile LEVELING with LIPPAGE control systems”. The installer sets the tile as “level” as possible, The LIPPAGE systems just TWEEK the tiles. YES! a tile installation can be done with satisfactory results WITHOUT using an additional lippage system.

    #470284
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Anybody know where they carry the MLT system here in Canada in the Toronto area?

    #470907
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

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    @Doobie
    ,
    According to the MLT website under distributors,

    Distributors-Internet Sales/Canada

    Rich Eckert
    General Manager
    Russo Trading Company

    Riche@rtcproducts.com

    Steve Sprung
    Sales Manager
    Russo Trading Company

    Steves@rtcproducts.com

    4235 North 127th St.
    Brookfield, WI 53005

    855-782-8665
    262-432-0877
    262-790-2177 fax

    http://www.rtcproducts.com <<<<< Check out the listed distributors HERE
    and there are 4 listed in the GTA area.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #471027

    The size notch has more to do with the size of your tile and the flatness of the substrate. I use a 1/2 x 1/2 for large format tiles ( any tile measuring 15″ or larger on any one side ) But a 3/8 notch would be fine on smaller tiles… even with a lippage system…. PLEASE, DON’T interchange “tile LEVELING with LIPPAGE control systems”. The installer sets the tile as “level” as possible, The LIPPAGE systems just TWEEK the tiles. YES! a tile installation can be done with satisfactory results WITHOUT using an additional lippage system.

    I agree what you just posted . Great advice for anyone to read .

    Always willing to learn .

    #486194
    TNTSERVICES
    Pro
    Naperville, Illinois

    Systems like this look really cool, but how do they not create air pockets under the tile?

    When one is forced upwards to the height of the adjacent tile, wouldn’t “something” have to fill that void?

    Sure the mortar sticks to the back of the tile, but when its lifted higher off of the subfloor, more mortar is necessary to maintain 100% bond.

    First, the Lash system is junk and made for homeowners. Never use it. With that said, I would highly recommend Riamondi’s RLS system.

    But to correct your conclustion, a wedge system doesn’t pull the tile you have set to the tile you are setting. The tile you are setting is actually going to get pulled down to the one you have set. Think of it this way. Lay a tile. Try to pull it up without using a marginal to pry it up. Notice how much force it takes to get it up. Now imagine what happens when you are laying a tile next to the one and sliding the wedge in. The new tile is being pulled down to the set tile. Many times you will get thin set to ooze out.

    #486196
    TNTSERVICES
    Pro
    Naperville, Illinois

    Soaking the straps refers to a system called
    TLS. ( Tuscan Leveling System ) these are one piece straps . MLT are 2 pic. They are a combo of straps and plates. The straps are reusable. Only plates stay in the assembly

    RLS also suggest soaking, but it is not required. It softens the plastic is all. Less breakage on the clips.

    #486198
    TNTSERVICES
    Pro
    Naperville, Illinois

    I started out trying the QEP lash and quickly switched to RLS. It has flat bottom plates, bigger wedges and is over all easier to work with.
    You still want to use a larger notched trowel and back butter on lager tiles. Also with RLS you can get 1/16″ 1/8″ 3/16″ thick clips. No need for spacers.

    I too have used the RLS and had good results. Never tried the QEP.

    As a DIY’er, I went with the QEP because it was what was available at the time. Now that I see that there are BETTER choices out there I would not recommend the QEP system solely based on the fact that the bottom is not flat. The next bathroom reno I will use the MLT System

    Forget the MLT, you can get the RLS system far cheaper and no tool is required.

    #486404

    Soaking the straps refers to a system called
    TLS. ( Tuscan Leveling System ) these are one piece straps . MLT are 2 pic. They are a combo of straps and plates. The straps are reusable. Only plates stay in the assembly

    RLS also suggest soaking, but it is not required. It softens the plastic is all. Less breakage on the clips.

    How long do they want you too soak them for .

    Always willing to learn .

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