The Essential Tools For Large Format Tiles

Are you going to be installing large format tiles in a home or commercial property? Do you have the correct tools? While large format tiles and slabs are appealing, it is important to address installation as these tiles require special handling to insure a professional finish.

Raimondi Easy Move Large Format Tile Handling System

The use of the Raimondi Easy Move is critical for the handling and installation of large format tiling. Tiles are typically delivered to site on either an A frame, or crated system and has to be moved from the storage area to the working area, and the Easy Move is the safest and easiest way to carry these large slabs. The use of crossbars is recommended for any tiles wider than 1200mm, as you will need the additional support to ensure the tile does not bow, which can cause cracks and breakage.

The ease of operation from storage area to the working area, and then to install on the floor or wall is done with 4 people on a 3200 x 1600mm tile with a 5mm thickness. The adjustable frame makes it easy to support, carry and install any tiles from 1000 mm to 3200 mm. Small details often overlooked is the safety aspect of carrying these large format tiles, but with the use of the Raimondi Easy Move it is far safer than without it's help.

Adjustments on the handles and rubber support helps with wall tile installation to ensure the slabs are not pushing on the floor, which may lead to cracks and breakage. Overall, the Easy Move is a safe and reliable system to use for handling and installing large format tiles and slabs.

Raimondi CAM ADV Large Format Tile Cart.

The value of the Raimondi CAM ADV trolley is greatly underestimated. It is a necessity in the process of large format tooling, as the CAM ADV trolley is used for temporary storage of material, and in conjunction with the Easy Move will make back buttering of the tile, and then transport to the area where you are laying the tile much easier.

It offers crucial support for the slab, where the Easy Move can fit onto the trolley for ease of operation. The Raimondi CAM ADV is not an item to be overlooked. The trolley works in conjunction with our 3/6/10 mm trowels for back buttering of the slab after mixing the tile cement with our AGP Mixer.

Raimondi Raizor Large Format Cutting System

The Raimondi Raizor Cutting System consists of two cutting rails, a cutter and a optional cutting off pliers. The total length when combined is 3.32m which enables easy cutting of large format tiles and slabs, especially when using the Raimondi Modular Workbench. The Raimondi Raizor features suction cups embedded in the rail to secure it for easy usage of the system when cutting. The Raizor is used for cutting of all materials up to 10mm thick, with a typical snap and score system when used with the cutting-off pliers.

Accuracy is one of the key features of the Raimondi Raizor and various types of cuts can be achieved, from straight to offset, even triangular offsets when setting the cutter correctly! All of this makes the Raizor an essential tool when working with large format.

Raimondi Electric & Rubber Tile Beaters

The Raimondi Volpino Electric Tile Beater and the Raimondi Rubber Tile Beater are tools to be used in combination with laying large format tiles and slabs. The Raimondi Volpino is used for pressing out air in the installation on walls where air is present between the tile, tile cement and sub-structure. The various vibration sequences used on the Volpino assures that all air is pressed out in this process. Flooring installations make use of the Tile beater used from the centre of the slab outwards to achieve the same results to press out air as needed in this type of installation. When the back buttering is done and the floor or wall buttering is done the tile cement overlaps to ensure good coverage but air is trapped between the two layers and that is where the Volpino and Tile beater does it’s magic. It is truly a small but much needed tool for using on large format tiling.


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