Raimondi RLS Tile Leveling Spacers
Raimondi Leveling Spacers have been sold in Europe for quite a few years and finally we’re able to introduce them to you!
If you’re a tile installer, you’re well aware of how difficult it is to properly set flexible, large format, heavy, or low-thickness tiles because, often times, the floor foundation is uneven and/or contains imperfections. To make matters worse, tiles that seemed uniformly leveled while first installing them result in tiles that show differences as the tile adhesive sets, compromising the overall aesthetics of your initial hard work.
With the Raimondi Leveling Spacers, this potential is no longer a threat to your perfect tile project. In addition to ensuring the proper leveling of tiles, this system helps speed the tile setting process
Accurate tile setting requires perfect leveling of the tiles.
Often it is hard to properly set ungauged and thin tiles as well as larger format thicker tiles because of uneven floor foundations.
As a result, tiles that seem perfectly level during the installation, after the thinset or adhesive cures, they often show a variance in height and can com promise the aesthetics.
This can be avoided, thanks to the new Raimondi Leveling Spacers, which will preserve the perfect leveling of the tiles, and will also speed up the installation.
As an end result, you can quickly achieve a smooth level surface using the new R-L-S system.
Minimum required joint: 1/16″. Tile thickness: minimum 1/8″, maximum 1/2″.
Both the setting and removal of the leveling spacers are quick and easy.
Instructions and Specification
Number pcs need by Square foot.
TILE COVERAGE :
The Raimondi Tile Leveling System’s Standard Kit comes with: 1 RLS floor pliers, 100 spacers and 100 wedges. The wedges can be used over and over again so you’ll only need as many wedges as you can set in 1 day. The spacer clips that are needed will depend largely on how big and thick the individual tiles are for your project as well as your tile layout pattern.
In smaller areas such as 6′ x 9′ bathrooms, 100 spacer clips will cover up to:
12″ square tiles = 58 sq.ft.
16″ square tiles = 103 sq.ft.
18″ square tiles = 133.5 sq.ft.
24″ square tiles = 100 sq.ft. (doubling the use of clips for each side)
When estimating for how many spacer clips needed for larger areas…
Using: (1) leveling clip and (1) tile spacer per side
12″ square tiles = 2 clips per sq. ft.
16″ square tiles = 1.13 clips per sq. ft.
18″ square tiles = 0.89 clips per sq. ft.
Using: (2) leveling clips per side
12″ square tiles = 4 clips per sq. ft.
16″ square tiles = 2.26 clips per sq. ft.
18″ square tiles = 1.78 clips per sq. ft.
24″ square tiles = 1 clip per sq.ft.
Using: (3) leveling clips per side
24″ square tiles = 1.5 clips per sq.ft. [Marble / flexible tiles]
30″ square tiles = 0.96 clips per sq.ft.
36″ square tiles = 0.67 clips per sq. ft.
Using: (4) leveling clips per side
36″ square tiles = 1 clip per sq.ft.
HOW TO USE :
After spreading your tile adhesive, insert leveling spacer underneath the tiles along the 4 sides, use traditional spacers as you normally would to square up the corners. For larger tiles, it may be necessary to “double up”, using 2 leveling spacers for each side.
Set the tile and beat it with a rubber mallet
Use the special traction-adjustable pliers to insert the wedge into the leveling spacers, paying attention not to pass the break point.
Once the tile adhesive has been allowed to set. Remove the leveling spacers with the traction-adjustable pliers, rubber mallet, or kicking them out with your feet.
How to insert the wedge :
1. Insert the wedge in the support slot carefully not to pass the breaking point.
2. To facilitate this operation, the use of the special traction-adjustable-pliers is recommended.
How to remove the support :
Once the adhesive is set, the protruding part of the support, has to be removed by separating it from base. This can be done thanks to the traction-adjustable-pliers, with a rubber mallet or even with feet. Beat parallel to the joint.
Both installation and removal of the spacers are quick and easy!
Sturdy Tile Wedge holds tiles better than competitors
Works well with both Wall and Floor projects!
Tiles are not pulled from the thinset, they’re pushed into it.
Rather than worrying about voids and coverage, RLS spacers further enhance your thinset adhesion to your tiles!!
TECH SPECS :
Minimum required joint ……….. (1/16″”)
Minimum tile thickness………………… 3-mm (1/8″)
Maximum tile thickness ……………….. 12-mm (1/2″)