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Old 12-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Tile Leveling Systems

I am looking to invest in a tile leveling system. Can anybody give me some advice on what works best?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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Tuscan Leveling system...type it into the search above and you'll find a 1000+ post thread on it.

I love it.

And welcome to the forum. I'm sure the big boss will be asking you to start a thread introducing yourself.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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TLS is also advertised in the link on the right~~~>>>>
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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Ok Thanks Mark and Lazarus , Has anybody used the TLS with 1/4 inch spacers? I was reading other threads about the TLS but havn't really seen anything recent about it.

To Lazarus , You and my Dad share the same name exept his is in spanish Lasaro. I have some family in your area.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Should work just fine with that spacer, just curious, what type of tile?

Just wondering why the need for system with that large of a grout joint.

Rectified or Stone?
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Jessica~ He shares my "Moniker?" Don't hold that against him!

1/4" is just fine, even with the TLS.....you just have to install the proper spacer.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #7
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Laz~ What would you consider to be the proper spacer?

RD Tile~ sometimes its Rectified and sometimes its Non-Rectified. Sometimes its Stone, sometimes its spacers and its always chalk lines, but its not always 1/4 grout space, sometimes its 1/8. The last one was a 19 inch ceramic with 1/4 grout.
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As for the TLS you choose the spacing you want. Any spacer can work with the system. Most people think they gotta try to butt tiles together these days and we are talking the large format ones. Per Gerald Sloan, the NTCA training director anything over 15" is considered large format. Depending on the tile you use some space the tile with the TLS the strap used to tighten the tiles together I believe that is 1/32" someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Personally I don't like joints that tight. I like more of a grout joint. I just think it looks aesthetically more pleasing to the eye but hey to each their own. I have not used 1/4" but I commonly use 3/16" but don't use the TLS that much anymore, don't need it.

Joints size is a personal preference like the kind of tiles you are using. You the homeowner got to like what you see. I will say as an installer I can't remember anyone ever asking me what joint size am I going to space the tile at. I guess they just are more worried about how your going to install the tile and that joint spacing is just standard.
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Yep. I would only add that, the minimum grout spacing is determined by taking measurements of several of your tile. If they vary from smallest to largest....take that difference and triple it. That should be the smallest joint you should use. If the tile varies 1/16" for example, use a 3/16" spacing.
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