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Old 07-05-2015, 11:12 AM   #21
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get over it dude, I only stated that I have never used, nor do I know of any setters that use, levelling systems.
There's nothing for me to get over, I'm good with learning new stuff oh BTW I said "some" in case you missed it. I wasn't sure if you fell into that group - hence the separate paragraph addressing that thought.

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Old 07-05-2015, 11:22 AM   #22
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That was a roll, not a slide. Slide it across a floor.
took me an hour for that 10 sec. video.
and my wife wanted me to mop it first, so no way. use your imagination

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I find it very hard to understand the thoughts people put down in words, I'm better with people
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I just started using leveling systems a year or so ago. I tried the tornado and hated it so I said screw it. Then beginning of this year I thought I'd try out the RLS system as I had several custom homes coming up and wanted some extra insurance on tile lippage as I was going to have two crews setting tile and wouldn't personally be setting every tile. I used the RLS and loved it.

What I found was it gave me a good quality tile job, but I could still do a good quality job without it. However it was so much faster with the leveling system. Less guess work. Less screwing around with trouble spots. Less setting and then pulling it to add mud or adjust.
Another thing is that it holds the tiles to each other so if you have a customer or another sub step over on them on accident they are less likely to move.

On custom jobs the levelers have been well worth the price. On the quick jobs or small jobs I don't use them. I often do tile floors for landlords and such who just want quick and cheap and the levelers aren't cost effective.
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Couple things guys need to be aware of and understand about any leveling system.
First it doesn't eliminate the need for proper floor prep. Rolls or non flat floors still need to be addressed before setting.
Second it doesn't make a crappy tilesetter or a novice DIY'r a great tile setter.
Setters need to know how to set a lippage free floor without the use of a system. What systems do is make a competent setter faster at setting lippage free tile.
I think there is a big misconception out there that systems are the end all be all wonder tool for setters. If you are a crappy setter , start using a system and you will become a faster crappy setter.
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I completely agree with Craig. Systems don't make a bad setter good, or a good setter better. They allow a good setter to speed up the process to achieve the results the customer is looking for, which is a finish that is flush from piece to piece.

The other thing I hear all the time is "I can set a floor flat without any of that crap!". Guess what...so can I! It's not a matter of setting them flat, it's a matter of keeping them flat. Let's face it, rectangular tile isn't flat (for the most part) right out of the box. Now take into account the shrinkage of the mortar as it cures (I don't care what anyone says, it shrinks because science). If the mortar cures faster from the grout joints in, you could end up with a larger bow in the tile than you started with.

So again I say, it doesn't make them flat, it keeps them flat.
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