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Unread 03-27-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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Euro Trowel

Just ordered a euro trowel hope I like it anybody got one? Do you like it?
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Unread 03-28-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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I'v got one ,I like it. It takes alittle getting use to. The trowel is wider and sets up higher then a Marshalltown. I think it gives you alittle better bonding to your tile.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 04:42 AM   #3
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Ive been using one for a few years now on larger format tile & with A Medium Bed Thinset for Stonework. ( we call em Zipper trowels )

1st thing you will notice. Instead of getting 75 -80 s/f per bag of thinset you'll get closer to 60 s/f per bag.

That in itself should tell you alot about coverage under your tile.

It is unforgiving of your mix..........Mix your thinset right or PAY THE PRICE!!!
(you'll be cleaning Every joint)

EURO TROWEL - For when it absolutely Positively Must Be 100 % Stuck to the Substrate!!!
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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The way the concrete has been that i've been going over lately 50 - 60 sf. is about where i'm at now. Hopefully this will mean less pulling and building up tiles for me. Been doing alot of basements lately concrete guys seem to forget that some people actually like finishing there basements.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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Todd. or anyone, have you used the Platinum trowels? Are they similar to the euro in the way they cover?
We started using them, the platinums, a couple years back and like them a lot for floors. They seem to give very good coverage and some how it is easier to level the tile or stone. The two size ridges work together somehow. Haven't used the euro but it looks similar. I'll see if I can find one in my area and give it a go. Maybe an internet sales site will have them?
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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what does the euro look like
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:29 PM   #7
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http://www.europeantilemasters.com/s..._products.html
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Unread 03-29-2008, 10:37 AM   #8
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I have the Platinum trowel set and use the big one for most large floor tile installs.

They are heavy and the grip could be better.
You get better coverage and leveling large tiles is a bit easier.

I love the Platinum grout float. Best float ever. That orange rubber compound leaves a clean grout spread.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #9
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st thing you will notice. Instead of getting 75 -80 s/f per bag of thinset you'll get closer to 60 s/f per bag
Thats also about how far you will get before the trowel starts wearing down to nothing. I bought a few when they first came out and never again. Just didn't hold an edge very long.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 06:12 PM   #10
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I have some Zippers from EuropeanTile. Nice concept and they work but the ones they sell are way too thin and have a tendency to bend.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #11
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Probably won't be renotching one of those critters
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they look like they wear like crap and from reading a few posts I was right.
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Thats what I thought .....I seen one at shop somewhere and I couldn't see how they would hold up using over concrete everyday.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 02:12 PM   #14
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We do a lot of large format 3cm tumbled stone and like the platinum trowels - well - the notch anyway. The handles are too heavy and kind of clunky. Not to metion they cost over thirty bucks.

I just got some of these "Flowline" trowels from Karl Dahm. The guys seem to love them so far. Will let you know how they work out long term.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 04:42 AM   #15
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The ones I have you can no longer buy. They were given to me by a Member here that manufactured them ( about 5 years or so ago - His name was Alwin Wegner)

It seems to me I gave 1 of them to Muskymike when he was up here a couple years ago. I am not sure wether he's used his or not.

They wear Like stainless steel because they are stainless.

These are Heavy gauge trowels and have worn exceptionally well.

They have a Unique handle design that takes some getting used too.

They are designed for Pushing rather than Pulling Mud. The grip was designed to be easier on the wrist and forearm.

I am on my last one however and figure its good for a few more large projects before it's done.

Anybody using two handed trowels??
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