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Lippage Removal for marble floors

marble floor lippage removal For most, the beginning point for restoring their marble or stone surfaces is lippage removal, or what some people call flattening the stone. Lippage is a term used to describe when the edges of your tiles or slabs, are no longer at the same height they used to be, this can also be the result of installation problems and floor settling. The most common way to see how much lippage there is, is by gauging the thickness of dime when it is placed into the edge of one tile lying next to the other. If the one side is above the coin, then this would be seen as lippage.

Removing this uneven level of your Marble surface consists of grinding the high spots so that the floor becomes level. It doesn't matter whether you're doing marble restoration or installing a new marble surface, marble tiles can be higher and lower than each other and should be corrected. You can remove the rough ledges from your surface and flatten everything back to one smooth level.

Lippage removal can eliminate some of your worst scratches and floor stains. All tile lippage should be removed before polishing your marble floor or stone and marble surface; you really need to have your surfaces flat.

Contractors use what is called "lippage removal discs" to grind down the surfaces to reduce or even completely remove this lippage problem. Using the same method as polishing or honing a marble floor, however the type of diamond grinding disks is different.

This procedure is not easy to do by the home owner and it is recommended to contact your Marble professional for lippage removal.

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