Expert Answers in Lippage
What is the Stone Industry Standard for the Allowable amount of Marble Tile Lippage?
ANSWER - Per the Natural Stone Institute Dimension Stone Design Manual the tolerance for the allowable lippage for a for a calibrated marble or any calibrated natural stone floor tile is 1/32". This is based…Read More
When is it necessary to replace an entire tile installation versus only make repairs of tile deficiencies?
ANSWER - There is no standard that says whether an entire installation should be replaced versus repaired based on the percentage of deficiencies. We always provide the option for repairing. From an installer point of view…Read More
What is the allowable Lippage for Cleft/Ungauged Natural Stone?
ANSWER: According to the NSI-MIA Dimension Stone Design Manual VIII, the maximum allowable lippage (the amount of vertical difference between two adjacent tile edges) for a calibrated smooth finished natural stone is 1/32". Although the…Read More
Can my 6x24 inch tiles be installed with Acrylpro Adhesive?
ANSWER - The 6x24 inch Realstone product appears to be a natural limestone. The Acrylpro Adhesive is a type of mastic. The Acrylpro datasheet says it is recommended to install up to 8x8 inch tiles.…Read More
How can I verify if my tile was installed correctly?
ANSWER - Unfortunately it is difficult for consumers to determine how to select qualified tile installers. Most installers haven't had any formal education on how to install tile nor do they know what the industry…Read More
Is spot bonding tile in showers an acceptable method of installing tile?
ANSWER - First of all, it is recommend per the industry standards the grout joint width should be at least 1/8" wide for larger tiles, and never less than 1/16" wide. Spot boding tile is…Read More
What is the acceptable amount of Tile Lippage for a Tile installed on a Wall with a 1/8" Grout Joint?
ANSWER - Tile lippage is the difference in height between two adjacent edges of tile, or of a crack or of a control joint in concrete. ANSI A108.02-2013, section 4.3.7 Lippage states that a ceramic…Read More
What is the acceptable lippage for a 8" x 36" tile with a 1/4" wide grout joint?
ANSWER - The standards say that a tile with a grout joint of 1/4" or less is allowed to have tile lippage, where one edge is higher or lower than the edge of the adjacent…Read More
What is the acceptable Tile Grout Joint Width and Tile Lippage for tiles with one edge larger than 15 inches?
ANSWER - ANSI A108.02-2013 standards say that the grout joint width should be at least 3 times the actual variation of facial dimensions, but never less than 1/16” wide.
Does my porcelain wood tile plank floor have excessive lippage?
ANSWER - Your floor tile appears to be a porcelain wood plank floor tile, which gives a very authentic wood floor look. With the ink jet technology being used today in the production of ceramic tiles…Read More