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Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Have you ever happened to get your heel caught by the floor of natural stone? Or maybe you tripped over the unexpected irregularity of your tiles? The fact is that you can be injured and in the process also damage the tiles on the floor or even make a deep scratch on your natural stone floor. Believe it or not, there is a possibility of this happening if you have a problem with lippage.
Have you even thought about changing of the entire floor due to this annoyance? Rest assured, there is a solution to your problem. Sungloss Marble Co. offers high quality and effective methods in restoring its once existent beauty and get rid of this hazardous issue.
Facing more and more complaints from our regular customers with this problem we decided to dedicate more time and attention to education in regards to this issue.
Let’s start from scratch. What actually is a lippage?
Lippage is a variation in the height of the adjoining tiles. This is defined in the ANSI (American National Standards Institute). Lippage typically refers to differences in elevation between edges of adjacent tile modules. General rule in our industry is that maximum variation of the finished surface should be no more than 1/8 “over a cumulative 10 ‘0 ‘Lineal measurement, with no more than 1/32″ variation between smooth-surfaced tiles.
Poor installations are a common problem that can take away from the beauty of natural stone and can also be a safety hazard. Sungloss Marble Co. offers you a quality solution to this problem. And the end result will be that your natural stone has restored its own look the way it should have looked alike in the beginning, the one you fell in love with, at first sight.
Sungloss Marble Co. specializes in the removal of lippage from all different kind of natural stones (i.e. marble, granite , limestone, onyx, slate, travertine) with surprisingly great final results. Many of our customers reported exceedingly great reviews upon completion of our work.
In the process, we reduce costs, restore a high gloss to the marble, granite and other stones with almost dustless grinding and treatment, since removal of the pre-set tiles, or even the entire floor, would cost much more. We always keep in mind cost effectiveness of our job and overall satisfaction of our customers.
Removing the Lippage helps to make the floor look like it was originally laid properly and also makes maintenance easier in the future. There is another, very important fact about this problem — if lippage is present, it is possible to see so called ” window,” or frame on your floor, because the surface polish is not 100% effective when lippage is visible. Once removal is completed, and the floor is flattened, we can begin the secondary phase, called resurfacing — the smooth polishing of marble, granite, limestone and other natural stone surfaces.
One example in which our client had a problem all over the floor, and seriously debating changing the entire floor, but has showed confidence in our promise and has given us a chance to “attempt” to remedy his problem. The result, of course, was very good and justified the trust we earned by our clients. Even 20+ year old marble floors can look like brand. Sungloss Marble Co., once again, proved to solve the most difficult tasks at hand. Every day, we face challenges that require years of experience and dedication to stay, thrive, and make our customers part of our satisfied family.
We are here to bring you a smile, reduce the cost of the overall maintenance of the natural stone, and be there for you in case you have any questions and/or concerns. We hope that you share a love for natural stone as much as we do! If you’d like to stay in touch, or get tips & techniques on how to clean marble and other natural stone tile surfaces…sign up for our mailing list and then we can mail, email or otherwise send you useful tips on cleaning, care of sealing, marble, limestone, granite, and other natural stone surfaces to keep your investment looking beautiful for a lifetime.