This page is to be used as a information guideline and is not set in stone.
A) Standard Tile Definitions Standard tile materials are ceramic or porcelain
Floor Tile; Excludes shower base tile
Refers to most square tile 6" x 6" up to 13" x 13".
Boarders are not standard.
Large format 6" x 24" and 12" x 24"; * also refer to section C below
Refers flat non-textured smooth surfaces.
These tile are not 100% straight/flat do to manufacture warpage *, meaning most have a small arch so we set on a third offset running bond.
No guarantee surface will be flat without lippage *.
Wall Tile Sizes;
Refers to most square ceramic and porcelain tile 6" x 2" up to 13" x 13".
Accent, feature or decorative strips, material must be same or equal thickness of field tile and same grout color or subject to additional charge.
Refers to stacked (one on top of each other) or running bond (like house brick).
Angle tile setting is not standard.
Grout Line Spacing Standard;
Refers to 1/8" to 3/8" depending on tile but not a 1/16 (or hair line).
Smaller the grout line more chances for lippage. Also refer to section C below
Accent strip, feature strip or decorative strip for walls;
Material must be same or equal thickness of field tile and same grout color or a up charge will be charged.
NOT STANDARD MINIMAL UP CHARGE per square foot. 1) Shapes & Materials;
Anything not square or a rectangle;
Non-Standard Materials Include; Travertine, Granite, Quartz, Glass & Metal
Anything larger than 24" x 24" we don't have the equipment to install.
1) These Tile Shapes are NOT Standard
Odd shapes, round oval hex etc.
Transparent see thru glass.
Thin glass tile just can't be cut.
1) LIPPAGE, is a condition where one edge of a tile is higher than an adjacent tile, giving the finished surface an uneven appearance. This condition is inherent in all installation methods and may also be unavoidable due to tile tolerances, in accordance with ANSI A108.2” More information FYI A, B 2) WARPAGE,of tile is normal. The tolerance range for warpage of tile varies based on size and type of tile, as well as whether the tile is natural, calibrated or rectified *. * Natural pressed tile is defined as tiles that are not sized or sorted mechanically. Calibrated tile is defined as tiles that have been sorted to meet a manufacturer’s stated caliber range. Rectified tile is defined as tiles that have had all edges mechanically finished to achieve a more precise facial dimension.