“Lippage” is when a tile adjacent to another tile is higher at the grout joint. Obviously, this is undesirable and will detract from a tile installation. In the video above, Sal Diblasi demonstrates how the Rubi Tile Leveling System can prevent lippage and shows the process behind using this particular leveling system.
Slavatore “Sal” DiBlasi has been in the flooring trade since 1984. He started out installing ceramic tile, VCT tile, Carpet, hard wood, and many other types of flooring surfaces. In about 1989, he decided it was time to work for himself and started out on his own. Sal has been self-employed in the Boston North Shore area ever since. He is a believer in doing things right and never cutting corners or rushing to finish a job.
Sal originally uploaded videos to his YouTube channel so that he could embed them onto his website, to show off his work and attract new customers. At some point he saw that he was getting quite a few views and decided to go with it and create some how-to videos. That was about 5 years ago. Now he has just shy of 700 videos.
Thanks for sharing your videos and experience, Sal!
The Right Choice for In-Floor Heat
Self-leveling underlayment is a great choice under any tiled floor, but it’s the absolute best choice when installing tile over an in-floor heating system. Cement board won’t work and if you choose to lay down a mortar bed it takes longer, it’s harder to achieve an even surface and the screeding process can damage the heating cables or mats. Here are some tips for working with self-leveler.