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I'm doing a couple bathrooms with 12x12 rectified porcelain so I picked up some of the tile levelers by QEP - the ones with the yellow wedges. Anybody familiar with this brand? They were inexpensive, but I noticed the "rocker" (curve) of the bottom seems kind of deep to me (like 3/16", maybe?). I could splurge on a Rubi kit at one of my tile suppliers if I have to, but wondering about these less expensive ones. Thanks.
 

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Lash is pretty cool. I think they expect you to use a great big notch with it, though. It's really for large format stuff.
 

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Lash is pretty cool. I think they expect you to use a great big notch with it, though. It's really for large format stuff.
I'll check it out, but I need something real soon.

As I'm in the backwater of a place called... "Metro Washington, DC"...many suppliers don't seem to know much about them or care - at least on the Virginia side. One place had a single Rubi kit covered in dust, and that's it. In another place (rhymes with HAL), I had to show them a kit - it was news to them all. I mentioned that if they started stocking them, bet they'd sell a few.
 

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I'm doing a couple bathrooms with 12x12 rectified porcelain so I picked up some of the tile levelers by QEP - the ones with the yellow wedges. Anybody familiar with this brand? They were inexpensive, but I noticed the "rocker" (curve) of the bottom seems kind of deep to me (like 3/16", maybe?). I could splurge on a Rubi kit at one of my tile suppliers if I have to, but wondering about these less expensive ones. Thanks.
The curved bottom is suppose to help level ungauged tiles. With rectified tiles the curved bottom is nothing but a nuisance. I'd just invest in the RLS.
 

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I've used Lash and the Tuscan system and TLS is by faaaar the better way to go but it won't be cheap or available at home depot. Like stated above the Lash setup is really for large tile - think 20s and up where TLS can be easily used on smaller stuff if you wanted to.
 
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I'm doing a couple bathrooms with 12x12 rectified porcelain so I picked up some of the tile levelers by QEP - the ones with the yellow wedges. Anybody familiar with this brand? They were inexpensive, but I noticed the "rocker" (curve) of the bottom seems kind of deep to me (like 3/16", maybe?). I could splurge on a Rubi kit at one of my tile suppliers if I have to, but wondering about these less expensive ones. Thanks.
Those are the "lash" system. Don't be afraid of the "Curve" it is there to provide tension against the yellow wedge. If you dry fit a couple tile together with the lash you will find that it flattens out when you lock the wedge in tight. Its biggest weakness is they are hard to consistently fully engage with your hands over a larger set. I use the RLS mainly because I drink Raimondi red Koolaid and was an early adopter of that product and it gives great results.
 

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The "click it and forget it" one? Looks like it would be the ticket to locking in some of those orphans around outlets on diagonal backsplash instals.
 

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Those are the "lash" system. Don't be afraid of the "Curve" it is there to provide tension against the yellow wedge. If you dry fit a couple tile together with the lash you will find that it flattens out when you lock the wedge in tight. Its biggest weakness is they are hard to consistently fully engage with your hands over a larger set. I use the RLS mainly because I drink Raimondi red Koolaid and was an early adopter of that product and it gives great results.
hey how do you like RLS?..the tuscan and MLS are outta my range
 

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I have been using the tornado leveling system, in my opinion it is the biggest bang for your buck. Great for floor and wall tiles, it weak link is smaller more intricate work because the twisting action to set them causes stuff to shift.
 

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hey how do you like RLS?..the tuscan and MLS are outta my range
I have been Very happy with the RLS. I am picky enough that if it didn't preform well I would have moved on.

You can get 500 clips for $69 Vs $145 for 500 tuscan straps and 500 wedges for $80 vs $495 for 500 tuscan clips. Prices are Amazon.
 

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I have been using the tornado leveling system, in my opinion it is the biggest bang for your buck. Great for floor and wall tiles, it weak link is smaller more intricate work because the twisting action to set them causes stuff to shift.
What does the tornado run Per 500?
 

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What does the tornado run Per 500?
It's 64$ for 500.

No need for a gun or "pliers" to buy or use.

For running floor or basic wall tile it's quick and easy and the twisting is not that big of a deal on the fingers. As I said for smaller tiles is we're the faults begin.
 

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I have been using the tornado leveling system, in my opinion it is the biggest bang for your buck. Great for floor and wall tiles, it weak link is smaller more intricate work because the twisting action to set them causes stuff to shift.
Getting great results with Tornado. Very cost effective. Love it on large format wall tile.

I got tired of soaking those tucsan tabs.
 
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