Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 114
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holden Why does this only have 3 stars?
This was my first tiling job. I almost didn't buy these bc of the bad reviews. I'm sure glad I used them anyway. I'm not sure how any one could get a flat floor with large tiles without them.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnsHandymanServices Great design, worth the money when surface is unlevel
When working on uneven surfaces, especially with large tiles this product is great. Nice that they are now carrying this product in the 300 count box.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pajohn Fantastic product for laying a flat tile floor
I used the LASH tile leveling system for a small bathroom remodel. Approx. 40 sq ft of tile, 8"x18" sized tile, 1/2" thick travertine on a running bond pattern. I had issues with the floor being unlevel, and was very concerned about lippage on this job (showcase type install, wanted awesomeness on the first try).
The product is very easy to use, esp. when combined with the LASH tightening plyers (not sure of the technical name) - I bought that tool online at a retailer who was PRIMED to go. I used 2 bags of the clips and 2 bags of the wedges on the floor due to the pattern I selected and the size of my tile. I used a 1/2"x1/2" square notched trowel to lay an appropriate amount of thinset on the floor.
The product was very easy to use - trowel out thinset, lay down tile, insert clips at the appropriate locations, lay next tile, insert clips, and so on. I usually laid 2-3 tiles, then inserted wedges and tightened with the plyers. This continued until the job was done. The clips left about 1/8 inch gap between tiles, but to be honest, I didn't have perfectly consistent grout lines when I was done - anywhere from 1/8 to 3/16. I could have done better here.
Would I recommend this product? Heck yes, especially for a newby like me. The larger tiles were hard to level out, and I can tell you, there's only 2, maybe 3 spots on the floor that didn't align perfectly with zero lippage. My wife will tell you that if I hadn't pointed the spots out, she probably wouldn't have noticed. I had zero issues with quality control - no broken clips in the bag, and no premature breakages when using the plyers to tighten the wedges.
Great product, highly recommended!
July 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rewerbyt These saved my butt.
Took over a project that was on an un-level service with large format tiles and these saved the job. Yes they may take extra mortar to make sure things are done right in some cases, but that's worth having that smooth service in the end. I don't understand why people are complaining about the fact that they aren't flat on the base, (it's required to have the pressure pushing against the back of the tile) you can bend them if needed to fit easier in shallow beds.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TerryFlooring Great tile leveling system
As a professional flooring installer these leveling clips are a must!! I've used too many different styles over the years that slow you way down or dont work well, or way to expensive. These I've found easy to use, do take sometime, but really save time when it comes to not having to fight uneven substrate. With the trends going to wood plank look tiles that are often 3-4ft long I dont hesitate to use these. Ive been using these for years and so happy that they are finally in the market enough to have the price way down to what it is now. Used to be hard to find and hard to justify to clients on the bill.
March 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Seawife2 Awful, couldn't use
Would rate this a minus star. Could not use on our bathroom wall project. Needs very thick layer of thinset, and even then it pushes tiles up before trying to get them level. After installing, plastic would not break away with kick as shown in instructions leaving plastic bits in grout lines. Maybe it was how we used them, but for us, it was a total disaster.
October 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rewster Terrible Product
My family has been associated with the tile business for over 50 years and this has to be one of the worst products i have ever used. The draw backs are they are time consuming and messy. I used a considerable more amount of thinset and when i had a smaller cut of tile, they would not work and my mortar was so thick on the other tiles that i would have to butter the back of of the smaller cut that it would sink lower than the tile they would half way work on. This install turned out to be one of my worst installs i have ever done. I will probably have to tear it out and reinstall. I will never use this product again. I guess if it's not broke, don't try and fix it.
August 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DC Good, but...
These clips certainly helped me install large format tile shower walls flat and even. I used a 1/2" x 1/2" trowel and raked mortar on both the tile and wall. These clips will hold the tile off the wall about 3/8" at first, and then about 3/16" when you compress it with the wedge. So make sure you use enough mortar.
My issue is that because it spaces so much when you set the tile, you don't really feel the thinset making complete contact. I did my bottom row of tile last and didn't use the clips. It was nice to have the feeling of pressing the thinset in to place. Next time I will buy the more expensive kind with the flat backs. Not sure why these need to have rounded backs.
February 7, 2016