How does the floor look?

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How does the floor look?
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:05 AM
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I noticed some lippage here and there. Some a credit card thickness and a couple areas 3 credit card thickness.

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:13 AM
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If you have lippage on a new installation, don't pay for it, and have it removed and re-installed properly. There's no excuse for poor workmanship.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:26 AM
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If you have lippage on a new installation, don't pay for it, and have it removed and re-installed properly. There's no excuse for poor workmanship.
It's within one to two dimes thick.

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:27 AM
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You may or may not have a case for the contractor to redo.

If it meets these standards (which are pretty loose), it will be harder to force them to fix it.

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The Tile Council of north America defines Lippage as ďa condition where one edge of a tile is higher than an adjacent tile, giving the finished surface an uneven appearance. Lippage is inherent in all ceramic installation methods and may also be unavoidable due to the tile tolerances, in accordance with ANSI A137.1. The following is excerpted from ANSI A108.02, Section 4.3.7:

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:33 AM
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You may or may not have a case for the contractor to redo.

If it meets these standards (which are pretty loose), it will be harder to force them to fix it.

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Good luck.
Thanks. Now as long as it's within a dime or two that's allowed correct?

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:41 AM
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I have a question for you? How long are each of the tiles? I had tile installed which looks like hardwood flooring and although it came in various lengths and widths, Village Flooring told me not to get any longer than 24". They said that due to unevenness of the sub-flooring (concrete), if you go longer, you will always have some that will get lippage.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:42 AM
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I have a question for you? How long are each of the tiles? I had tile installed which looks like hardwood flooring and although it came in various lengths and widths, Village Flooring told me not to get any longer than 24". They said that due to unevenness of the sub-flooring (concrete), if you go longer, you will always have some that will get lippage.
It's porcelain 12x24

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Old 08-24-2016, 08:06 AM
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I noticed some lippage here and there. Some a credit card thickness and a couple areas 3 credit card thickness.

I would definitely not accept the 3 credit card lippage. That could be dangerous. If that's a new build, accept none of it. JMO.
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It's porcelain 12x24

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Mine is porcelain also but 6" x 24". Yours are double in width. It could be the sub-flooring. It makes the longer tiles see-saw if not perfectly flat. Not sure what they went over in your home. In mine, we had them install a membrane base to the floor first. It was more expensive but we didn't want it to crack if the sub-flooring cracked. That also helped in leveling. Did you have a reputable company put them in? All the installer are usually sub-contractors. I was very lucky to get two separate installers, at different times, which knew what they were doing, thank God.

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Old 08-24-2016, 01:51 PM
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Mine is porcelain also but 6" x 24". Yours are double in width. It could be the sub-flooring. It makes the longer tiles see-saw if not perfectly flat. Not sure what they went over in your home. In mine, we had them install a membrane base to the floor first. It was more expensive but we didn't want it to crack if the sub-flooring cracked. That also helped in leveling. Did you have a reputable company put them in? All the installer are usually sub-contractors. I was very lucky to get two separate installers, at different times, which knew what they were doing, thank God.
Overall I'm happy with the work. As you can see in the pics it looks good but this is my first time dealing with tile. While not perfect it's a nice floor.

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