Tile Lippage Level

Model #001

What Is It?

The Tile Lippage Level is a simple tool to help lay tile with professional results.  If you can read a level, you can lay lippage free tile, simply and efficiently.  No need for costly clip and wedge system.

How Does it Work?

By placing a series of levels over the grout joints of adjacent tiles the bubble indicates how flush they are .  Work the high tile into the setting bed until the levels read level.  Simply set the next tile, move the levels, and repeat.

How Many do I Need?

For most applications a set of three levels will be enough.  One placed in three corners of a tile are all you need in normal situations.

What Is Included?

Each kit includes 3 Tile lippage Levels and a fitted protective case because all tools need a good home.

What are the Advantages ?

  • Simplest leveling system, as easy as reading a level
  • Low cost can be used 100% over and over again
  • Non-scratching, and clean hands free operation
  • Fast direct feedback of leveling
  • View and access to entire grout joint
  • Very accurate tool
  • Use with all tile types stone, ceramic and porcelain
  • Use with all edge styles, thickness, grout width, and size of tile
  • Made with pride in the USA

Tile Lippage Level vs Other Systems?

  • No removing wedges and breaking off clips the next day
  • No chipping tile or parts left in grout line when removing clips
  • No extra tools required for installation
  • No finger fatigue from installing and fumbling with wedges
  • No extra thin set required to clear clip thickness
  • No clip presoaking, preassembly, or folding clips
  • No need for multiple types of clips
  • No running out of clips or wedges during installation

Accuracy ?

This tool is very accurate, it can detect the thickness of a piece of paper.  You don’t need to level your tile that close but it makes it easier to achieve the results you want.  The contact points keep the level in contact with both tiles at all times, it also keeps the level out of any thin set that may squeeze out.  By using a machined aluminium body, hardened contact points, and a high quality easy to read level vial we can achieve the accuracy required.  

Instructions for Tile Lippage Levels

1. Leveling the First Tile

•Spread thin set on floor with the appropriate notched trowel.

•Place the first tile on the thin set bed.

•Place 2 Tile Lippage levels on tile at right angles to each other.•Work tile down into thin set to ensure proper contact.•Keep working tile down until both levels read level.

2. Setting the Adjoining Tile

•Place the next tile on the thin set bed.•Place 2 Tile Lippage levels over the grout joint of adjoining tiles towards the edges.•The levels should read high on the tile just set (in progress tile).

3. Leveling Tile Joint

•Place a third Tile Lippage level on tile just set, the level reading should be the same direction as the other levels.•Work tile down into thin set.•Keep working tile down until all three levels read level.

•The 2 levels over the grout joint indicate that the tiles are flush, no lippage or trippers, the 3rd level holds the tile level in the other direction.

4. Finishing Tiles on This Row

•You now have 2 tiles set in a row.•Repeat steps 2 and 3 to finish this row.•You do not need to finish this row to continue with this system it will depend on your tiling preference.

5. Setting the Next Row

•This will be the same as step 2 and 3 only 90 degrees to first row set.•Place next tile in front of done row.•Place 2 Tile Lippage levels over the grout joint of adjoining tiles towards the edges.•The levels should read high on the tile just set (in progress tile).

6. Leveling Tile Joint

•Place a third Tile Lippage level on tile just set, the level reading should be the same direction as the other levels.•Work tile down into thin set.•Keep working tile down until all three levels read level.

•The 2 levels over the grout joint indicate that the tiles are flush, no lippage or trippers, the 3rd level holds the tile level in the other direction.

•With two directions started the leveling process will change.

7. Setting Remaining Tile

•You now have a corner formed of done tiles.•Place next tile in the corner with 2 edges adjacent to done tiles.•Place 3 Tile Lippage levels over the grout joints of adjoining tiles in 3 opposite corners.•The levels should read high on the tile just set (in progress tile).

8. Leveling the Tile

•Work tile down into thin set•Keep working tile down until all three levels read level.

•The 3 levels over the grout joints indicate that the tiles are flush, no lippage or trippers, in both direction.

•The 3 points will hold the tile level in both directions.•You can now tile the remaining floor using the methods outlined.

Notes:

•The illustration above shows approximately where a bubble will read at different heights.

  • The acceptable lippage will vary with tile edge profile and grout joint width.

•This method can be used with all tile laying patterns.

•By using 3 points of contact on the tile it will control the entire plane of the tile.Caution! always work a tile downward, never lift a tile to achieve level.  This would cause a void in the thin set.  If tile is low before working it down you will need to add more thin set under tile.  This can be achieved by thicker back buttering of tile or larger notched trowel.

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