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Model #FT3508-400

LevelMax Anti-Lippage and Spacing System Top Only (4-Pack of 100-Piece)

  • LevelMax Tile Anti-Lippage and Spacing System
  • Includes: 400 Pieces of Part A: Spin Top
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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$7988

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Product Overview

RIDGID introduces the LevelMax Tile Anti-Lippage and Spacing System Top Only. This 4-Pack of 100 stems provides Part A of the RIDGID LevelMax Tile Anti-Lippage and Spacing System. This piece will ensure tiles being flush when used with any of the Part B Stems.
  • California residents
  • Part A for RIDGID LevelMax tile anti-lippage and spacing system
  • Screw top design to easily install and tighten
  • Oversized shape makes it easy to turn
  • Durable construction to last for many jobs and be reused with stem packs
  • For use with Part B of LevelMax tile anti-lippage and spacing system
  • Limited lifetime warranty: this product is warranted against material and workmanship defects; misuse and normal wear and tear are not covered
  • Includes: (400) LevelMax tile anti-lippage and spacing system, Part A (top only)
  • RIDGID: powerful, durable, professional






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MaterialPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Width (in.)
7.28 in

Details

Color Family
Orange
Flooring Product Type
Tile Tool
Material
Plastic
Pack Size
400
Product Weight (lb.)
0.08
Returnable
180-Day
Spacer Type
Floor
Tile Spacer Type
Other
Tile Spacing (in.)
1/16
Tile Tool Type
Spacers

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No Warranty

Questions & Answers

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How many do I need to complete a 720sq/ft using 6x24 ceramic tile?

Asked by Jonathan July 30, 2020
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Hello Jonathan, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID FT3508-400 LevelMax Anti-Lippage and Spacing System Top Only (4-Pack of 100-Piece). Please provide the specifications for this lippage system to your tile installer, as they would be the one to provide this information. - Eve

I have 1.5" thick natural stone which is also 24"x24" thus making them very heavy. Has anyone use...

Asked by erik May 24, 2020
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can this be used with the spin doctor system. I have the base component but need tops Thanks

Asked by tomjbor1 April 5, 2020
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I bought them and the are compatible. Used them yesterday Thanks

Will these work on 1" thick travertine tiles? 12" x 12"

Asked by AviatorDuck March 30, 2020
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Hello AviatorDuck! This is the top cap only and yes it will work! Thanks for your inquiry. - Eve

Could this system be used for hexagon tiles?

Asked by Jon March 19, 2020
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Yes - Purchase the re-usable tops and type B posts. The C and D posts with the built-in spacers won't work. You'll also need to use spacers (e.g. 1/8" or 1/16" spacers) but these with the type B posts should work just fine.

Can this be used with arabesque shaped floor tile where the long side is straight and the short s...

Asked by Kim February 27, 2020
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Hi Kim, This with the stem will work fine with that type of tile. Thanks for asking. Greg

How to make a rational proposal?

Asked by Vlad December 23, 2019
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Hi Vlad. Please contact our customer service for any help with this product. 866-539-1710. Thanks for asking. Greg

Can these be used with sheet tiles? 12 " x 12 " mosaics, etc.

Asked by DH March 19, 2019
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No, they would be offer no help for the center of the sheet. Also 12x12 sheets on mesh dont need a large notch trowel to set. Use a grout float to press the tile flat against the surface. If your grout line fills with thinset the trowel notches are too large.

We just did our first tile job, our 100-square-foot master bath. We had these kick off fine but ...

Asked by Andrea January 3, 2019
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I found that kicking the white stems was not a proper way to remove them. Rather, I took a rubber hammer and gently hit them from each side at the base to loosen the thinset, then hit them progressively harder at the base. It appears that your problem was that the thinset was not properly cleaned prior to hardening. This was most likely due to the fact that the orange top, once screwed down, did not allow easy cleaning of the excess mortar.

These look easier to use and less damaging than the wedge system. Will these work okay for wall ...

Asked by Nic November 24, 2018
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Yes, I used them for a bathroom vanity backsplash. My tiles are 12 x 3 and have a 1/16 grout line - very easy to use these - they worked out well.

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I had some unevenness in my floor causing a few...
I had some unevenness in my floor causing a few of my 12x24 tile edges to be level. This product was simple to use and brought all my tiles to level. I would recommend this product to any DIYer that wants a level floor.
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Maybe these would have worked better if 1) I were...
Maybe these would have worked better if 1) I were an experienced tiler, and 2) I laid all tile in one go. But I am a novice and laid the tile over three separate days (Day1: First run, Day2: All whole tiles, Day3: All tiles that required cuts). If you don't lay all of the tile in one session and you don't remember to place all Spacers in the edges and corners of each tile when the mortar is still wet enough then the next day you can't add them without major trowel digging under the edges and corners of each tile. That was a major hassle leading to scraped knuckles and a lot of frustration. Now that I know what's up when I tile my Master Bath I will use them again and with a little more skill under my belt I think they'll be an advantage to prevent lippage. Another issue is if your mortar squeezes up on the spacer when tightening the top piece you can't see mortar squeezing up. Leading to more scraping. Thankfully I bought diamond cutting wheels for my Dremmel tool so with extreme care I was able to grind away the excess mortar with ease. Just wear a mask! Last hint: Wear heavy boots when kicking the tops off and ONLY kick them straight on the line and not sideways. If you do they'll crack and you'll have to dig them out or like me use a razor and cut the remaining plastic away then use my diamond Dremmel wheel to clean out the area for proper grouting. I know this sounds like a bad review but I actually do think these are a good system to avoid tile lippage with a few of these helpful hints.
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Scratched glazed porcelain tile
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I used these on 12x24 polished (glazed) porcelain tiles. Just about everywhere that I installed a spacer, I have a circular scratch in the tile glaze. Considering I used around 6 spacers per tile, there are about 6 half-circles of scratches on each one. You can easily see the scratches when the bathroom lights reflect on them. I am extremely disgusted that I'm strongly considering ripping out a brand new floor from my bathroom and redoing it, because the tiles scratched so easily. In hindsight, I should've ordered Spin Doctor protection shields, that go underneath the screw-on part, to protect the tile surface. Pretty sure they would work with LevelMax, since they're basically the same system. Too bad Home Depot doesn't make or sell them for their LevelMax system or give you any warning that your brand new tiles may be scratched. I've read most of the reviews for the tiles I bought and the LevelMax system and can't believe nobody else has the same complaint.
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Can’t go wrong with spacing and self leveling....but for real...
Can’t go wrong with spacing and self leveling....but for real tho... make bigger ones with bigger spacers
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Good System, Poor Quality Control
I went to Home Depot the other week to pick up more Zep LASH leveling system to do another bathroom in the house, but I found the RIGID Level Max instead. I decided to try it out. The system works well when you think about your joints and layout. The Spin Top sections are the key to simplicity of the system, but are poorly made. I bought a box of 100 and more than half were unusable. The threads at the top of the Spin Top were deformed and would not spin on properly. I spent more time looking for a working spin top instead of tiling. It’s very disappointing because the tops are supposed to be reusable, but when only half are, you are getting ripped off. If they fix the quality control, I would happily use it again, but I guess this is what cheap manufacturing gets you. In the meantime I’ll stick the the Zep product.
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These work really well! The system is much easier to use than the other systems and doesn't requ...
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These work really well! The system is much easier to use than the other systems and doesn't require special tools. The tops (Part A) are re-usable and can be hand-tightened to level to the adjacent tiles. The posts come in three different types (B, C, D) - B posts are used between adjacent tile sides and C and D posts include spacers where 4 corners meet (C) or where two corners meet with one side (D). I had excellent results using the B posts everywhere along with spacers and ditching the C and D posts with the built-in spacers. Two lessons learned: 1) clean off excess mortar from the tile edges where the posts will go, makes it easier to remove and clean up after and, 2) I found that with the large-format tiles and thick mortar beds (1/2") that it's better to put the wing-part of the post against the back of the tile and not behind the mortar bed, especially if you are stopping for the night and starting again in the morning. If you place the wing behind the mortar bed, the mortar will dry and when you install the new tile next to it, the post will lean into the soft, new mortar and pull unevenly when tightening the top down. Not only is Ridgid Level Max great for virtually eliminating lippage, it also held the two 1'x1' marble squares in place so that I could perfectly align my grout lines. (see photo) Very reasonably priced, does the job well and only tool you will need it a rubber mallet to take them off.
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Great leveling system
I was using 6.5 X 40 inch porcelain tile, and I could see and feel how level the floor was. I would highly recommend if you are using large tiles
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Very easy to use. Did a great job! Kept tiles smooth and level.
Very easy to use. Did a great job! Kept tiles smooth and level.
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I had high hopes that by using this leveler system that it would save on installation time. The...
I had high hopes that by using this leveler system that it would save on installation time. The result was that it more than doubled my time. The problem is that once these levelers are put in place, there is no easy way to clean up the thinset mortar that oozes up through the cracks. Therefore the mortar hardens and when it comes time to remove the levelers, you must now use a grout cleaning tool to remove the hardened thinset, and this is very time consuming and labor intensive- much more time expended than the time to individually clean the joints as you install the tiles. So, yes, the tiles are leveled as promised, but the cleanup time is much more intensive and lengthy. I used the levelers on about 2/3 of the work area, then finished the patio without them. The area where I did not use the levelers took less than 1/2 the time to install and cleanup and looked just as level as the area where I used the levelers. It just requires that you use the proper density of thinset and use care in placing the tile. I did not find the porcelain large tiles ( 6 x 24) to be that difficult to maintain levelness. Maybe on much larger tiles this system might be worth it, but, imo, anything under 6 x 24 can be installed much quicker without them.
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I used them set some some 4 by 10 Subway tiles and I'm very pleased overall. It might add a few m...
I used them set some some 4 by 10 Subway tiles and I'm very pleased overall. It might add a few minutes more to laying I'll but I think it's worth it for a lip free result. My only complaint is that a few of the spin tops I've had bad threading and I was not able to use them.
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