Tile Lippage Leveling System

DTA Lippage Leveling System makes tiling easy for the DIYer DTA Lippage Levelling System

As a handyman and now an owner builder doing extensive renovations and extensions to our home I am always wanting achieve a great result. I have only ever tiled using smaller format tiles so when planning to tile our new ensuite with 600mm x 300mm tiles I wanted to ensure I minimised the possibility of lippage.

Lippage is when the tiles are laid and the glue has set resulting in the face surface of the tiles being uneven. If this occurs your choices are to either rip the tiles up and relay them which an expensive option or accept the finished job and leave it in place.

My research showed there are a number in systems available from either hardware and building supply stores or tiles stores.

I chose the DTA Lippage Leveling System which includes the Spacers which fit between and behind the tiles and has a stem onto which the Lippage Cap is placed then tightened onto the tile to prevent lippage using Leveling Gun. There are other systems which use a spacer and wedge or a spacer and a screw on cap.

The Leveling gun is used to install the leveling caps at the right tension

The DTA system was easy to use but it did take a while to get use to      how much pressure you could exert with the Leveling Gun to secure    the  lippage cap. I did break off several of the spacers before I got use  to using the system. The caps are reusable.

This Youtube video shows how simple the system is.