Leveling Uneven Travertine Tiles

  • Before Travertine Lippage Removal
    This what the travertine floor looked like when we first arrived.
  • Travertine Lippage
    This is a close up image of the uneven tiles. It was taken before any work was done.
  • Starting The Grind Close Up
    Can you see the first pass on the left? This image was taken during the initial process.
  • Travertine Leveling Process
    This is the first pass of the leveling process on the travertine floor.
  • First Travertine Grinding Pass
    Notice most of the floor has been ground level except the portion in the upper left portion of the image.
  • Beautiful Level Travertine
    The marble floor has been beautifully refinished, and it has been leveled and polished.
  • Finished Travertine View
    What a difference travertine restoration services can make!

Problem: Uneven Tiles (Lippage)

This client had a new travertine tile floor installed, the job was very poor and resulted in uneven tiles throughout the house. Our client was unhappy with the look and function of their floor.

Solution: Leveling the Floor (Lippage Removal)

Several steps of grinding and polishing were needed to achieve the look that the customer wanted, and remedy the problem.

We began the project with a heavy commercial grinder, on this machine we placed metal, diamond infused disks to begin the leveling process. We used a Hepa rated vacuum and did the first pass over the floor dry, this ensures that all unevenness is taken care of. This first grinding pass is painstakingly slow, and often takes 1/3 of the job time to complete.

Once the whole surface is properly leveled and prepared, we begin the process of up-sanding, or bringing back the desired level of shine. We used a series of finer diamond disks that are resin based, each one refining the floor higher. Also these diamond processes are done with a wet process, to minimize dust and help the diamonds cut better.

At the 200 or 400 diamond level we float the floor with a color compatible grout, leave it overnight and finish the process of polishing.

The end result is a perfectly flat floor with the home owners choice of shine.


Do you have uneven marble tile floors, that are unsightly or a trip hazard? Let us help you solve the problem and beautify your floor. Contact us online or call (239) 455-1167.

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