Eliminate lippage on stone and cement tile floors

by Ofentse Sefolo
Eliminate lippage on stone and cement tile floors

Tile lippage is the vertical displacement between the edges of two adjoining tiles. Simply put, the tiles are set at different levels, meaning that they are spaced evenly in width but not in height, and the result can be rather unsightly and detract from the sheer beauty of the surface. The good news is that with the right diamond tooling and machinery, lippage can be corrected on marble, granite, slate, sandstone or similar tiles, and even engineered cementitious tiles such as terrazzo or hybrid concrete.

To prevent damage to the tile edges using conventional square edged diamond segments, Diamond Products sells specialised tooling with “domed” diamond segments. This ensures that the lateral impact on the floor is minimised when used in conjunction with one of their triple-head floor grinders.

Brian Clark, Diamond Products Managing Director, comments: “The process usually involves a multi-stage grind and polish to the desired finish, where the domed tooling is used at Stage 1 to mechanically correct and bring the entire surface down to the same level. While it may be quite labour intensive at times, it can prove to be far more cost effective than replacing a floor with new tiles.”

Besides offering the right tooling and machinery for the job, Diamond Products also offers on-site technical support and training at a location of your choice.

For more information, contact Diamond Products:
Tel: +27 (11) 552 8310
Website: www.diamondpc.co.za

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