what is Tiles levelling system

What is tiles levelling system?

Tiles levelling system is an innovative solution for laying tiles on the walls and floor. The system is suitable for laying ceramic and porcelain tiles with a thickness of 3 to 20 mm.

The tiles levelling system has firm fixation, which prevents tiles from shifting when laid on the floor. As a result, there is no need to constantly use a building level. When using such a system has its own details, for example, the structure is fully assembled, otherwise it will not perform its function.

This system is designed for laying any type of tile: tile, porcelain tile, clinker. This type of system is designed to facilitate installation. It also performs another function – it levels the surface, and there is no difference in levels. For comparison: independent installation is accompanied by the appearance of minor errors. These can be almost invisible differences in height, unevenness caused by an imperfect screed.

Tiles levelling system for tile laying is used instead of cross marks, which are widely used. The design of such a system is much more complex than the limiters. However, because of this, an improvement in quality has been achieved. The system consists of wedges with clips. The first elements are used to adjust the distance between tiles. To compare: if a cross-shaped limiter is used when tiling the bases, the number of options for the width of the joint is significantly reduced.

To keep the spacer wedges in a given position, clips are provided. These elements are installed in special slots provided by the design. The number of such slots is quite large, and the distance is minimal. As a result, it is possible to adjust the position of the fixtures with little error.

Advantages of using Tiles levelling system

  • The main advantage of using the system is the automatic alignment of two adjacent elements on the same level, so there will be no height differences between them. The horizontal plane is perfectly level.
  • If the tile adhesive shrinks during drying, the tiling won’t warp.
  • The gaps are even. In some cases, it is additionally necessary to use plastic crosses.
  • The speed of laying is greatly simplified, and even an inexperienced tiler gets a professional result. But it is still necessary to have direct hands.
  • creation of an even surface, this is achieved by levelling the tiles;
  • the level of attractiveness of the decorative coating increases, which is due to the absence of obvious errors in the process of laying;
  • equal width of joints – achieved through the precise fixing of wedges, cross marks do not always correspond to the distance between the tiles, the joints often exceed the width limiters;
  • filling with adhesive mixture all the loose spots on the rough surface, which allows you to prolong the life of the coating;
  • the risk of sagging of the finishing material is eliminated, this possibility is due to the even distribution of the adhesive composition on the surface of the subfloor/tiles;
  • the structure on the basis of clips is used for a long period, during which each piece of tiling is in a state of rigid fixation, which eliminates the possibility of deformations in the process of drying of the adhesive solution;
  • rapid installation of tiles – the use of cross marks requires a considerable amount of time, while repeatedly checking the position of individual items of coating and quality of the entire newly installed section of the decorative coating with a construction level.

The use of the system requires the installation of wedges with clips on each side of the tile. These elements fit tightly to the cladding, which allows sufficient force to be created to help evenly distribute the adhesive under the decorative surface. As a result, the adhesion of the adhesive composition and the subfloor is improved, as the mixture fills all the leaks and pores under the cladding.

When using the tile alignment system simultaneously performs several functions, which is the main advantage over counterparts (cross-shaped stoppers).

There are few disadvantages of the system. First of all, note the limitations of the application. So, you should not install such wedges on the cladding in the case when the laying is carried out at a temperature below +10 ° C. For example, if cross-shaped stoppers are used, the range of values of this parameter is somewhat extended. It is possible to repair the room at temperatures above +5 ° C.

Such a limitation is due to the fact that the wedges more rigidly fix the cladding. If the room is cool, when the mortar dries, its properties change. This affects the quality of the facing.

Conclusion

Obviously, it’s only cost and time advantageous to use the Tiles levelling system with large-format tile.

Is it worth the hassle to find and overpay for a tile alignment system? For professional tilers – no, but for people without experience Tiles levelling system can greatly simplify the process of laying and improve the result. But whether it is worth spending that kind of money for the sake of laying 5-20 squares, everyone will decide for himself.

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