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would you buy a tile tool accesory to make your daily life easier
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Hi Steve here im a plasterer living in Spain now so i will help out on the plastering questions I also want some of your opinions/feedback on my new tiling invention if possible
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Hi and (cautious) welcome!

Hope your not trying to sell/promote something....we dont like :spam1:


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Hello again Steve.

:scratch: What tiling invention?

Would I buy what?

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If it is the invention on your other post, I think it is a real bad idea to be honest

I buy tile spacers at 89p for 500 - that makes them very cheap compared to my time.

your new invention will need at least 3 seconds for each tile spacer picked out to get the right size to push in - that means that in a hour - if your spacers were FREE, you would SAVE about £2.20 in materials and waste about £25 in extra time working out which end to use.

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Hello again Steve,

You helped me out with my plastering question, the least I can do is offer you my opinion on your invention. I was wondering what it was when I saw it next to your name in the plastering forum.

I read above that a professional wouldn't use it because of the cost of time. I, as a diy-er, have only done 2 tiling jobs but here's my take:

I didn't want to buy big bags of spacers that I wouldn't use all of and have them fill up my storage area. I was laying tiles of a couple different sizes and I think your tool would have been very helpful. If I can figure out how to email you my address privately, I would love to try it out for my next project. I'll be laying mexican talavera tiles on a counter and as those are hand made they not uniform in size. Having a tool that gave me different spacing options could be useful.

Good luck with it! Nancy


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Hi Nancy (and Hi Steve) - I'm not a professional, just someone who has done a bit of tiling and just finished tiling my bathroom a couple of days ago so this was still fresh in my mind about tiling and spacers :-)

To give maybe some more meat to my reasoning .... If I am doing typical wall tiles, I want 2mm spacers. If I am doing floor tiles, I want 3mm spacers. The actual cost of the spacers is so minimal compared to the cost of the rest of the materials, I don't worry about it - I tiled my bathroom and the materials for adhesive, grout and tiles were maybe £300 ($600) and the spacers were about £1.80 and I still got a box left over. So a cost advantage in not having to stock up on 2mm and 3mm and 5mm is pretty insignificant as it is a simple job to just order a box of 1000 spacers with the tiles - job done.

The time thing ... maybe just me? I can just picture myself each time I pick up one of your new style spacers and needing to check which bit to use so my gaps are not all over the place and that is what I meant about the extra few seconds per spacer that in a complete room I feel may add up to a lot of wasted time.

To your specific situation Nancy, with the hand made tiles - never considered that scenario and for that, I think Steves spacers may be ideal :thumbright:

BTW, read your post about the cleanup - spot on as well - inform the customer as much as possible, give them options and they are much more likely to hush.

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W elcome to the forum Steve. :thumbright:

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blooming heck hoovie get a 2mm pack of multispacers and just use them as a 2mm spacer whats the problem just use them as an ordinary spacer same price... but when you need a packing shim they are the bees knees

hiya nancy my email is steve.s@plasterers.com and i will happily send you some samples... what size width do you require 2,3,4,5,or 7mm
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