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acceptable height variation
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FischerNsons
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Posted: September 3, 2008 7:16 PM

Can someone tell me the accepted height variation between tiles?
DelWallace
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Posted: September 3, 2008 11:42 PM

RE: acceptable height variation
Theres a tough question. I try to stay within the thickness of a credit card but Ihave seen tiles hat aren't even flat enough to accomplish that spec. I have heard as much as the thickness of a nickel but my best advise is to cover the issues of the tile variations and substrate issues before the installation.
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 4, 2008 1:36 PM

RE: acceptable height variation
That is a great question. The official standard is determined by the ANSI A137.1 guidelines for lippage. Part of the problem is that tiles are now being made larger than what was available when the standard was last updated in 1988. This creates a need for a flatter floor. Warpage is also a factor.

Here are a couple of resources that I think you will find useful:

www.tilemagonline.com/Ar...

tileusa.com/lippage_faq....

Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - TileProductions.com
 
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