Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Professionals' Hangout

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 01-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
chase2000gt
Registered User
 
chase2000gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: So. Utah
Posts: 313
Rubi Trowels

Where is the best place to get one? Im looking for something with a wood handle. The local tile store has a v-notch that I really liked, but want me to buy six to get the right size.
__________________
-Chase
chase2000gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 01-22-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
Paulie Walnuts
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 233
Utah

You try Big D in SLC?
Paulie Walnuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #3
chase2000gt
Registered User
 
chase2000gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: So. Utah
Posts: 313
Im on the wrong end of the state, But I bet they might ship if they stock them. Does anyone have experience with them? (the Rubi trowels)
__________________
-Chase
chase2000gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 92,959
Don't think I've ever seen one.

What is it about them you like?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
ceramictec
Tampa Florida Tile Contractor
 
ceramictec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 26,471
didn't know people still made wood handle trowels

seen cheap ones at the big box.
other then that I thought everybody went new plastic or rubber

heres a wood one from Bon Tools:
http://www.bontool.com/product1.asp?...roductlistings
__________________
Brian
........
..........Tampa Florida Tile Installation
..............^^--Check out our Blog--^^
Tampa, Florida installer of Schluter Kerdi/Kerdiboard waterproofed showers
Tampa, Florida installer of Laticrete HydroBan/HydroBan board waterproofed showers
ceramictec is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
duneslider
Utah Tile Contractor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Riverton, Utah, Salt Lake City
Posts: 2,276
Chase,

Why do you want Rubi trowels with wood handles? I know some guys like wood handles but I can't figure why. Anyway, have you looked into marshalltown trowels? They make wood handles if you don't want the nice durasoft handles. You should be able to get contempo or dal to get them for you, or you could even have HD order them.

I would avoid Big D in Salt Lake if I were you.
__________________
Bryan

EX Tile Contractor
Positive Tile and Stone
Salt Lake City, Utah
duneslider is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 12:04 AM   #7
Deckert
Remodeling and Tile Contractor
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 2,113
WARNING:This is no help to Chase..........but I got 2 Rubi trowels from our friends at Schluter today. Showed up with my spiffy new toolbag
__________________
Brannigan
Facilities Manager, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
Reformed Remodeler and C54 Tile Contractor
HeenanGC.com
Deckert is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 12:27 AM   #8
ceramictec
Tampa Florida Tile Contractor
 
ceramictec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 26,471
sweet aren't they
__________________
Brian
........
..........Tampa Florida Tile Installation
..............^^--Check out our Blog--^^
Tampa, Florida installer of Schluter Kerdi/Kerdiboard waterproofed showers
Tampa, Florida installer of Laticrete HydroBan/HydroBan board waterproofed showers
ceramictec is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 07:13 AM   #9
K_Tile
Member of Million SF Club!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,648


Quote:
but I got 2 Rubi trowels from our friends at Schluter today. Showed up with my spiffy new toolbag
Have any pictures?
__________________
Kevin
K_Tile is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 08:54 AM   #10
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 68,339
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
Schuter Kerdi trowel by Rubi.
Attached Images
 
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 08:58 AM   #11
Rob Z
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
John

They didn't have any Kerdi signature line trowels when we went to Schluter school. Is that trowel what is recommended for installing Kerdi to the wall? If so, does it work better than the 3/16" V notch that I've been using?


And is Schluter still recommending the 5/16" V notch to install Ditra?
  Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 09:00 AM   #12
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 68,339
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
You can use any trowel you want to install Kerdi.

Schluter also has a Ditra trowel that I've never used. I think it's out in the garage. If I can find it I'll take a pic.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 09:11 AM   #13
Rob Z
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
John

That 5/16" V that I started using works really well for Ditra. The ones that I buy are from Barwalt.

What I was wondering about is if the 1/8" X 1/8" shown in your photo works well to install Kerdi. I'll try it next time...it seems that the 3/16" V sometimes leaves incomplete coverage under the Kerdi, which shows up through the fabric.
  Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 12:32 PM   #14
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 68,339
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
Oh yeah, the square notch works fine. No voids. It seems a little stiffer than say a Marshalltown, but you get used to it quickly. I like the price, too.

Looked out in the garage and what I have is another Kerdi trowel.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2009, 12:48 PM   #15
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 92,959
Why, hell, here I been usin' Rubi trowels for my Kerdi installation and din't even recognize the fact.

I really like the 1/8th square notch for installing Kerdi. Just right near perfect size for just the amount of pookey you need for that.

The Ditra trowel (11/32nds square notch?) I been usin' for installing small tiles, mostly. Really like it for that.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rubi TS40 & Felker FC-18 l2le Tile Forum/Advice Board 6 06-16-2008 04:47 AM
Any of ya'll using SS trowels sanguru Professionals' Hangout 7 10-29-2007 10:18 PM
Rubi Tools Chris the Rep Professionals' Hangout 13 05-01-2007 07:01 AM
New Rubi Tile Saw tilemanct Professionals' Hangout 15 03-16-2005 03:20 PM
purchase of german trowels jeb Professionals' Hangout 8 02-04-2004 11:50 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC