Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Lippage Stains Wet Areas

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…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Lippage Standards

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…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Lippage

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…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers grout Lippage Standards Warpage

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. Read More

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Lippage Standards

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…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles installation Lippage Movement Joints Standards

What are Expansion Joint or Movement Joint Requirements for Porcelain Tile planks?

ANSWER -  There are standards for what is acceptable tile lippage.  Hollow sounding tiles are not a defect in itself, but a hollow sound may or may not be an indication there is an underlying defect.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Lippage Standards stone

What is the allowable Tile Lippage for an 18" x 18" tile?

ANSWER - Allowable tile lippage for ceramic tile, including porcelain tile, which is a type of ceramic tile, is based on the grout joint width and the amount of allowable warpage that the tile itself exhibits.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Lippage

What is the standard for acceptable height difference between tiles?

ANSWER - For ceramic tile, or porcelain tile that is a type of ceramic tile, there are standards for what is acceptable tile lippage.  Tile lippage is the vertical displacement between two adjacent tile edges. The…

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Expert Answers grout installation Lippage Standards stone

What is the tolerance for tile grout joints that are butted together?

ANSWER - The joint between two adjacent tiles is referred to as the grout joint, which is what I think you are referring to.  I am also assuming that when you say zero joint you…

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What is the allowable Lippage for Stone Tiles?

ANSWER - According to the Marble Institute of America (MIA), on smooth surface stones, lippage should be limited to +/- 1/32".   Further more they state that allowable lippage is an installation tolerance, and is…

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