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Get Amazing Tile Floors & Walls with the Tuscan Tile Leveling System

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by Jeff Patterson in DIY Bathroom Remodel, Tiling Tools
The Best Tile Leveling System

We believe you can get an amazing tile floor or wall.

Even if you’re doing this project for the first time.

Today we share an easy way to get amazing tile result: the Tuscan tile leveling system.

Professional tile setters use it to create beautiful tile floors and showers.

My buddy Steve, who installs bathrooms for a living, is the one who told me about Tuscan.

In less than 10 minutes you’ll learn why it’s so awesome!

Two problems plague DIYers when tiling: uneven tiles and wonky grout joints.

Tile leveling systems solve both problems.

A few months back I saw Steve using the Tuscan SeamClip.

He was installing vertical tile in a shower.

Steve's Shower

I’d never seen this system before and asked him about it.

After he gave me a brief tutorial I was amazed.

Unfortunately you won’t see this system in a home store.

Why?

Who knows, but it’s a total shame.

But hey, that’s why you’re reading this tutorial: to learn new stuff 😀

Let’s dive into the two different Tuscan Tile Leveling Systems.

 

The Tuscan Cap and Strap System: Be a Smarter Tile Setter

Tuscan has two different tile leveling systems

  1. Cap and Strap
  2. SeamClip

Cap and Straps are a good option for professional tile installers or anyone putting in a lot of tile.

Slip the strap under the tile.

Straps should be 2-3 inches from the edge of the tile and spaced 6 inches apart.

Tuscan Cap and Strap System

Once your tiles are set you can put the cap on the strap.

Caps will straddle adjacent tiles.

Slide the caps down the strap.

Tighten the caps using either Tuscan’s ergonomic gun or manual gun.

Tuscan Ergonomic Gun

The pressure from the Caps helps keep the tile level.

You can also place tile spacers in the grout joint.

You only have to do this if you want a grout joint larger than 1/32″…this is the width of the strap.

Tile Spacers between Straps

Allow your tiles sit for 24 hours.

Then use the gun to break the cap off the strap.

Pretty cool.

Now you have perfect grout joints and even tiles.

If you want an even easier method the Tuscan SeamClips are a good next choice.

 

Tuscan SeamClips: Make Tile Work Easy for DIYers

Steve introduced me to the Cap and Strap system.

But he totally fell head over heals for the SeamClip after using it.

Because it’s even easier to use than the Caps and Straps. Tile work is all about being precise and quick.

When you set tile for a living you want both skills.

And if you’re a DIYer you still want both those skills.

Because after all, nobody wants to spend their entire weekend tiling a bathroom or kitchen.

Heck, I do my DIY projects between taking kids to sports stuff and shopping for groceries!!

Enter the SeamCllip.

You want the SeamClips if you’re tiling a bathtub or shower surround.

Primarily because they hold all the tiles together as one unit.

Tuscan SeamClip

PLUS: you don’t need a gun like you do with the Straps and Caps.

These are perfect for DIYers.

You probably want about 150-200 SeamClips for your shower or tub.

Simply slide them under the tile.

Then push the clips when you have two adjacent tiles together.

This is what a shower wall looks like when using the SeamClips

SeamClip in Action

Watch the video below so that you don’t miss all my tiling tips.

You’ll see exactly why I like the Tuscan Tile Leveling System.

If you’re gonna tile you need these bad boys

Tuscan Tile Leveling System

 

What’s Next

New methods are awesome.

Especially when they speed up your project.

Grab our free guide if you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel – it shares how to remodel a bathroom in 10 days or less

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Thanks as always for reading, watching, and making our DIY community a cool place to learn.

Cheers,

Jeff Patterson

 

 

 

 

P.S. Our online store has great supplies for homeowners doing a bathroom remodel. You’ll find shower systems, tiling tools, and more.

7 Comments
  1. Aimee says:

    Great info. I wish I knew about these before doing my bathroom.

    1. Yah, I wish I knew about them, too Aimee. They make tiling more fun and you get a way better result 😀

  2. Laura Z. says:

    As soon as the weather turns too cold to work on the exterior of my home, l will start my interior projects. One of which is to tile the walls of my laundry room. I’ll probably go with a white subway tile, for a clean, traditional look. I think the Tuscan SeamClips would help me achieve level, uniform lines; the look I really struggled with on my exterior brick work!

    1. Wow, that sounds like an awesome project Laura. Can’t wait to see the before and afters.

      Make sure you take some pictures!!!

      White subway tile is always a good timeless choice. The SeamClips will help with the uniform lines.

      You can also use spacers in between the SeamClips but you make not need them for the subways tiles 😀

  3. Kfrank3 says:

    Jeff: I will be tiling a wall with a 8’span by 6′ high. I will be using a travertine tile, 2″ X 4″ attached to a grid. The tile is about 3/8″ thick. I have a couple questions about the project:. 1) Do I need a leveling system such as the SeamClip? 2) Do I need to back butter these tiles along with the this set troweled on the wall? 3) I have seen some vids that say Travertine tile should be sealed prior to installation…true? Thanks for your help

  4. Leonardo Costilla says:

    Where can I buy this product?
    It doesn’t tell you where to buy it.

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