A hot — and, we suspect, very enduring — trend among discerning homeowners is large format thin porcelain tile. They offer an exciting array of benefits and can help you achieve the look and performance you want.
Standard porcelain tiles are typically 12×12 inches for floors and 8×10 inches for walls. Get ready to meet the large format tile that exceed 12×12, with 18×36 being an especially popular choice. But even 5×10 feet is possible!
But won’t the tiles be too heavy to be feasible in home applications, especially vertical installations — to say nothing of heaving them from point A to point B? This is strength training unlike anything they offer at your gym!
Thanks to advances in materials and technology, the beauty of these porcelain tiles is that they are ultra-light weight and just about a quarter inch thick. Don’t let this fool you, though. They offer tremendous durability and strength.
First, you can use thin large format porcelain tile for… well, a lot! That gorgeous backsplash in your kitchen, the eye-catching shower, the fireplace that makes your guests say, “Ohhh, wow.”
Digital printing technology allows you to choose tiles that mimic closely the look of wood, metal, concrete, and natural stone. Again, because they are so light, they are a feasible option for any number of applications where real wood, concrete, and stone would just not make sense.
These tiles can also mimic the look of fabric without the danger of molding and other water- and humidity-related damage.
Besides keeping your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas cleaner and more sanitary, these qualities will also keep your tile looking great for years to come.
Does this have you dreaming of that perfect backsplash, bathroom, kitchen, or poolside oasis? Large format thin porcelain tiles are an exceptional way to get the durability, quality, versatility, and style you want in a beautiful, lightweight package. Contact ACo to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our designers to learn more about large-scale thin tile.
by Katie Mientka