Expert Answers in Lippage
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How can I Fix the Excessive Tile Lippage on my Tile Installation?
ANSWER - If most or all of the grout joints are low, it is possible to fill them, but it may not be practical. Epoxy grouts can be applied very thin, but the existing grout has…Read More
What is the acceptable lippage in a tile installation?
ANSWER - I'm not certain I fully understand your question, but I think you are saying that the floor tile installation grout joints are consistent in width, but the height difference between two adjacent tiles, which…Read More