Dimensions of Floor Tile

A tile is a versatile material for floors in the apartment, house and office. It is easy to clean, practical, durable. It needs a minimal care and will serve a few decades. You can create unique patterns by using the tiles, spread out the pictures or restrict itself by the usual solid color, selecting the tiles of the same color.

Agree that it is very convenient, such as when you need to decorate or emphasize your room otherwise. The floor tiles are differing not only in quality and type of the source material, but also in size. Exactly the size largely determines the drawing, which you can create with the help of the floor tiles. What do we mean by the phrase "a tile size"? First, it is their limit's, i.e. a length, a width and a thickness. By the way, the last option is not so much geometric as the practical side, as the thin tiles are suitable for areas with a few people, such as it may be the floor in the living room. However, in the shop, for example, it is better to put thicker tiles on the floor.

Choosing the size of tiles need to be primarily based on the area of the room. You should not choose a tile with a drawing, if you are not sure that the last will fully fit in your hallway. Otherwise, it will be ugly, and unnecessary spending for you is obviously no good.

So, first, measure the surface area for the future tiles and only then go to the store and choose the specific option. Then, carefully calculate how much stuff you will need. Certainly for many, a very unpleasant aspect is the need to cut the tiles for laying out one side of the floor or closing the corners. Again, if you intelligently have picked the tiles size, then you will not need to do that above, so there will be no extra fussing, debris and the floor will be perfect.

Always know or see what are presented in the large stores. Do not invent your own unique tile size that just has to fit your interior to size. In order for you will initially include in the project of repairing the correct size of tiles and only then turn your mind to the design, we invite considering a few typical and the most common sizes of the floor tiles.

By the way, note that all articles are permitted to have the error of manufacture, so you should consider this reason. So, if you decide to buy the tile of size, say, 4 x 8 inches, measuring the floor; you estimate that you need to be laid across the width the four tiles. After the start, it turned out that the last tile size will not fit. Why? You have to take into account the error of manufacture. Say, one tile exceeds the declared size of about 39 mille (fractional mille), and, of course, you forgot about the field welds between the tiles.

So, be on the alert. Thus, the allowable difference in size can range from about 39 mille to 197, with the exceeding size or lacks of it. So, all stated sizes can be safely regarded as indicative and exemplary, but in reality such ideal proportion will not, alas. Although, if you have come across a perfectly smooth tile, you must know, the manufacturer really tried. However, let us back to the topic.


Sizes of the Floor Tiles

Let us begin with the fact that all the floor tiles are divided into two large classes based on their material: the usual tiles and from the ceramic granite. Last option is different from conventional by their high strength. This increased level of strength is achieved through pressing source material and preparation of the tiles at high temperature, which provides more hardening to the material. The ceramic granite is characterized by not only durability but also the higher price, so if it is absolutely unacceptable, then for the floor the conventional tiles will be quite suitable.

As with any other material, there are popular sizes and the sizes that are in demand less likely. So, the classical version is a tile of size about 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 inches in the latter case. Since the surface area of the tiles is quite large, it is better to buy ceramic granite, again because of its strength. By the way, the smaller is the area of the tile, the harder to break it. The small tiles more rarely take the floor dust and not in need of repair over a long period. However, laying them is a difficult and time-consuming process. So, if you do not aspire to design and other delights, it is better to opt for the medium variant, i.e. the tiles 8 x 8 inches.

There are the following tile's sizes for floor:

  • about 4 x 4 in,
  • about 4 x 8 in,
  • about 6 x 6 in,
  • about 8 x 8 in,
  • about 12 x 12 in.


Dimensions of Ceramic Granite

The ceramic granite tiles are different from the wide variety of sizes. The most popular sizes of the ceramic granite:

- about 6 x 24 in,
- about 12 x 12 in,
- about 24 x 24 in,
- about 18 x 18 in,
- about 13 x 13 in,
- about 18 x 18 in,
- about 24 x 24 in.

They are the most popular sizes.

However, there are also intermediate options. So, on the store's shelves you can find the tiles of ceramic granite with the sizes:

- about 7 x 7 in,
- about 8 x 8 in,
- about 10 x 10 in,
- about 12 x 24 in,
- about 12 x 47 in,
- about 13 x 13 in,
- about 15 x 15 in,
- about 16 x 16 in,
- about 17 x 17 in,
- about 18 x 35 in,
- about 20 x 20 in,
- about 20 x 39 in.

Thanks to the strength of the ceramic granite, manufacturers offer buyers tile sizes of: about 24 x 47 inches and about 39 x 79 inches. Such big sized tiles need the precision in the calculations, but the result is simply stunning, as it obtained a minimum of field welds, and it seems as the area is covered with a solid ceramic blade. That variety of sizes of ceramic tiles we owe with the methods of their production: so, initially, the tile is coming for processing in the large sizes and only then cut. Therefore, we can say that the manufacturers are looking for an individual approach to each customer. Agree it is very convenient.


Thickness of Tiles

At the beginning of this article we mentioned another part of the tile's size, namely its thickness. So, usual floor tiles have the thickness from about 256 to 433 mille. Of course, there are the errors of manufacture in thickness, but they are minimal. However, in the case of ceramic granite the choice is again wider. The fact is that the manufacturers of ceramic granite offer us two varieties: the normal ceramic granite and the thin one.

The thickness of conventional ceramic granite tiles varies from about 315 to 396 mille. However, thin ceramic granite has a thickness of about 197 mille; in some collections you can find tiles with a thickness of 118 mille. Of course, this ceramic granite tiles are less durable. However, the tiles of the ceramic granite are the most often used when it is necessary to ease the manufacturing, and still, the thin ceramic granite is less suitable for laying the floor.

Often, to increase consumer demand, manufacturers produce tiles of granite in a single collection with different thicknesses. So the tiles of different dimensions in length and width can have a different thickness, so if you decide to buy the tiles of different size or from the different collections, be sure to consider the thickness of the tiles. Otherwise, you will get the uneven floor because the level, i.e. the base for the tile is laying out on a single size.

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