Tile Leveling System
The main challenge when laying tile is lippage: the misalignment of edges that spoils the finished look of walls and floors. Tile leveling systems combat this by inserting clips between tiles, then applying pressure to pull them into alignment. The method and specific steps of a tile leveling system depend on the product. However, there are two different methods: the clip-and-wedge system or applying pressure using a rotating cap.
Leveling System ensures flatness ribeteen tiles avoiding movements during the mortar setting. This reduces the time for the ceramic laying obtaining a perfect lippage-free finish.
A fast and 100% effective tool.
Tile and Grout Thickness
With clip-and-wedge systems, the clips are available in different thicknesses. They can double as both tile leveler and spacer, though it’s not necessary. The ⅛-inch clips are the most common size, but for a larger gap and a thicker grout line, there are separate spacers that can be cheaper than buying different clips.
The gap in the clip for wedge insertion defines the maximum tile thickness that can be accommodated, and sizes are often stated in metric units. Usually, these are between 3 millimeters (about ⅛ inch) and 12 millimeters (about ½ inch).
T-pins are a fixed size, frequently ⅛-inch thick. However, they should never be used as spacers, so spacers need to be purchased separately. In general, T-pins allow for tile thickness up to 17 millimeters (about ⅝ inch).