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Unread 04-08-2021, 11:49 AM   #1
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Is there a tile lippage or leveling system that works with textured tile?

Hi everyone, I will soon be tiling a shower with 12x24 ceramic that has a diamond shaped textured pattern about 1/16th of an inch deep. I am wondering if there is a lippage control (leveling) system that would work best with this type of tile. I'll attach photos of the tile and would very much appreciate any advice. Cheers!
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Unread 04-08-2021, 10:20 PM   #2
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I see no reason why a lippage control system wouldn't work for you...
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Hi, Zachary.

Placing the top cap in the tapered “valley” of two tiles might tend to spread the tiles apart, so I’d probably be aware if that. There isn’t anything wrong with clips. They can be very helpful, but they have their limitations.

But a more major thing you can do to be kind to yourself to make a lippage-free tiled surface is to spend time up front with prep to produce a flat substrate to tile on. I see you’ve already got your KerdiBoard up. If that surface happens to be contoured to wavy underlying wall studs (very common problem pros have to deal with all the time), temporarily unscrewing the board to flatten your studs will pay large dividends in easier tile installation.

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Unread 04-10-2021, 10:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips, I will try a regular lippage control system with clips and wedges.

Good tip on the extra effort to make the kerdi as flat as possible Tool Guy. This is an old house with very uneven walls and I spent a lot of time shimming & shaving to get everything flat under the kerdi board. I'm happy with it now even though it's not NASA levels of precise but it is done to the best of my ability.

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