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ron ll
01-09-2016, 12:43 PM
Having new floor tile set in the bathroom. Maybe some of you have seen this before but it was new to me. The white sticks have hooks under the bottom of the tiles. These are put in with a gun type apparatus which pulls the tiles up until they are flush with the bottom of the red block. This assures that all the tiles are flush with adjacent tiles and compensates for unevenness sometimes caused by the setting bed drying and sinking unevenly.

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/9A6AEFE9-DB50-41B6-997D-B0C04323B05B_zpsdwxwmyvq.jpg

George Jung
01-09-2016, 12:48 PM
That is slick! Got more details?

ron ll
01-09-2016, 12:52 PM
That is slick! Got more details?

No but I'll ask the tile setter on Monday. I'm also curious how they get the hooked sticks out.

Paul Pless
01-09-2016, 12:52 PM
when you pull the tiles up to level them does it then leave a pocket under the tile devoid of thinset or other mastic?

i like the very narrow spacing

how long has this bathroom remodel been going on?

ron ll
01-09-2016, 12:56 PM
I think any void would be minimal as they are set very nearly even first by hand.

Paul, you know this bathroom remodel has been going on longer than even yours. But I'm happy to let you take the flack. :D

George Jung
01-09-2016, 12:59 PM
Is this 'system' available for the hobbyist? I've laid several tile floors - really quite enjoyable (hint/hint, Paul!)

Paul Pless
01-09-2016, 01:00 PM
Is this 'system' available for the hobbyist? I've laid several tile floors - really quite enjoyable (hint/hint, Paul!)

so have i, if you had my knees you wouldn't find it enjoyable. . .

L.W. Baxter
01-09-2016, 01:08 PM
I do my tile setting by eye, don't even use spacers. It's better exercise for the craftsman's brain.

Of course, I don't do it professionally, so the quality of my tile work only has to please myself.

George Jung
01-09-2016, 01:13 PM
so have i, if you had my knees you wouldn't find it enjoyable. . .

Silicone knee pads, sonny! Besides - you don't have to set them, all at once - pace yerself (like you've been doing on this project for the past few years :p )

ron ll
01-09-2016, 01:18 PM
My tile setter set the tile so it is flush with the hallway wood floor. Knowing me he said, "So this way you won't have to take a year and a half to put in a wood threshold. :D

Durnik
01-09-2016, 01:23 PM
I do my tile setting by eye, don't even use spacers. It's better exercise for the craftsman's brain.

Of course, I don't do it professionally, so the quality of my tile work only has to please myself.

As well as SWHID..

"She Who's Happy It's Done"

;-)

enjoy
bobby

ron ll
01-09-2016, 01:25 PM
Is this 'system' available for the hobbyist? I've laid several tile floors - really quite enjoyable (hint/hint, Paul!)

I found the name on the side of the blocks. Looks expensive.
www.tuscanleveling.com (http://www.tuscanleveling.com)

There is a used set on eBay asking $600. I have no idea if that is the going price.

Phil Y
01-09-2016, 04:13 PM
Saw them on sale at our local hardware, with a how to video running. Looks very clever.

ron ll
01-09-2016, 06:33 PM
http://youtu.be/_ZhhBCFgKEk

ron ll
01-09-2016, 06:35 PM
https://youtu.be/7N9eYcstC6s

TXdoug
01-09-2016, 07:25 PM
Cool, the larger tiles can be tough with even the slightest imperfections in the sub floor. That last video of the tuscan clip looks more practical. Then there is this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XaYtRujIRc

jclays
01-10-2016, 01:33 PM
4d finishing nails or wooden match sticks as spacers, and a 4ft level. Sub surface absolutely level prior to setting tile. Prep is the key.