LS100Kit Raimondi RLS System Starter Kit
Raimondi Tile Leveling System 100 Piece Starter Kit
The Raimondi Tile Leveling System Starter Kit has everything you need to quickly eliminate tile lippage. The RLS Starter Kit includes 100 regular 1/16" joint clips for 1/8" to 1/2" thick tile, 100 reusable wedges and floor pliers in a convenient storage bucket.
- Uneven floor foundations can make it very difficult to properly set flexible, large format, heavy, or low-thickness tiles
- Tiles can shift as the tile adhesive sets, compromising the overall aesthetics of your initial hard work
- The Raimondi Tile Leveling System prevents tiles from shifting to ensure tiles are uniformly level once adhesive has cured
- System Starter Kit includes Raimondi Floor Pliers, 100 1/16'' joint Regular Raimondi Clips, and 100 Raimondi Wedges
- Greatly improves the overall quality of your tile project
- Installation and removal of the clip spacers is quick and easy!
- Reusable wedges are durable and rigid to hold tiles better than competitors
- Can be used for both wall tile and floor tile installations
- Clips and wedges evenly push tile into thinset to further enhance tile-thinset adhesion and achieve a super-level finished surface
- Wedges size: 3-1/2" Long x 3/4" Wide
- Regular Leveling Clip size: 1/16" joint, for tiles 1/8" up to 1/2" thick
- Minimum grout joint: 1/16", (1.5mm), max 1/8" (3mm) when used in conjunction with standard tile spacers
- Minimum tile thickness required: 1/8", (3mm), max 1/2" (12mm)
How to use
- STEP 1: After spreading your tile adhesive, insert Raimondi leveling clip 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
- STEP 2: Set the tile and beat it with a rubber mallet
- STEP 3: Use the special traction-adjustable pliers to insert the wedge into the leveling clip, paying attention not to pass the breakpoint
- STEP 4: 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
Questions & Answers (7)
Can the Floor Pliers that are included in the Raimondi Starter Kit be used to level wall tiles, too?
Yes, the Raimondi Floor Pliers can also be used for wall projects, but the user may experience increased fatigue due to the less ergonomic orientation of the pliers when working against a wall. Accordingly, the Raimondi Wall Pliers can also be used for floor projects, but the user may also experience increased fatigue and longer installation times.
Can the RLS be used to level uneven/ungauged tile?
The Raimondi Leveling System is not recommended for use with ungauged tile.
How much adhesive should I use when using the Raimondi RLS lippage system?
You should determine the amount of adhesive to be used by the size of the tile. The usage of the Raimondi RLS clips have no bearing in determining trowel size.
Is there a good guideline for how many spacers and wedges I need per square foot?
The amount of spacers you need is dictated by the size of your tile and the total square footage of your job:
What products are included in the bucket?
can you use them on 3/16" tile and on any tile size?
You can use these on tiles between 1/8" and 1/2" thick
Is it easy and how do you break off stem for grouting?
It is easy to remove the clip or "stem" after they are set. You can use a rubber mallet or simply just kick them off. They will break below the tile and won't be seen after you grout your tile.
Ratings & Reviews
Raimondi Tile levelers
These are a great product. They level the tiles very easily. I have used them to lay about 1500 sq. ft. of tile and they have worked as described. One trick I use is to use the broken "legs" of the spacers from the first set after I break them off to act as spacers where a full leveler is not required. Make sure you use the 1/4 inch wide by 3/8 deep notched trowel to give you enough up and down movement and still support the tile. These are much better than any I have used from the big box stores. But I would expect that a tile product from a nation that has placed tile for more than 2000 years would be good.
A professional tile setter would probably not need this but I don't have four years to go through an apprenticeship program.
Awesome kit! Made my 600 sq ft patio job seem effortless. All tiles are extremely level and grout lines are straight. Unlike the more expensive kit I previously used the clips snapped off below the tile level making it easy to grout.