Earlier back to the year of 2009, a new concept of thin porcelain tile has come up in the most famous exhibition for Ceramics in Italy, Cesaie exhibition. Those new thin tiles were so thin that their thickness was measured only 4.5mm. They could be installed directly over the existing tiles without affecting the floor.
As no need of hard working to destroy the previous floor tiles, the project of installation would be cut from a complicated three-day working into an easy afternoon job. These ultra-thin stoneware tiles have the same durability and quality of standard-thickness porcelain stoneware tiles, in the meantime, they don’t fall short on style either. Available in large and modern sizes like, 60 x 120 cm and 90 x 180 cm in different color choices.
1. Can Be Tiled Over Existing Wall Or Floor Tiles
Thin porcelain tiles are perfect for tiling over existing walls or floors. The thin profile allows the tiles to be quickly and easily installed over existing materials.
2. Same Strength As Regular Porcelain
Despite their sleek design, thin tiles are surprisingly strong. With some thin porcelain tiles being just as strong as regular tiles.
Just as strong as regular tiles, thin tiles are also lighter than regular tiles. This means they can easily be installed in areas where it would be harder to install heavier tiles. For example, thin tiles can easily be carried and lifted to high areas as they are light and can be easily carried.
4. Less Expensive, Same High-Quality Finish
Although the production of thinner tiles can be more expensive, the cost of them are similar if not cheaper than the thicker versions and they are of the same high quality you would expect.
Since both of them are belonging to the same type of Porcelain, with similar raw materials under the same production process, we consider the two kinds of products as the same one, including physical performance like outlook surface, water absorption, abrasion resistance, breaking strength, modulus of rupture, etc, and chemical property, like resistance to acid and alkali, resistance to stain, etc.
But in details, we still find the difference between these two as followings
1. Detailed working sizes,
Thin porcelain tiles: 600x1200x4.8mm, 600x1200x6mm, 1000x1000x6mm, 900x1800x6mm, 1200x2400x6mm
Porcelain slab: large format with various dimensions, including different sizes bigger than 1200x2400mm, thickness from 3mm to 20mm
Thin porcelain tiles: exterior and interior wall, floor in door, panel etc.
Porcelain slab: exterior and interior wall, floor indoor and outdoor, panel, furniture table, kitchen counter-top, etc
When redecorating the house’s floor and wall, the benefits by using thin porcelain tiles, instead of normal thick tiles, are obvious in the following sheet.
Fox example of redecoration for 100 sqm floor’s & 280 sqm wall
Details of project
Cost by normal tiles
Cost by thin tiles
Dismantling the old tiles
Dealing with the basic layer of wall
Dropping the waste and wreckage
Remaking the water supply
Remaking the power supply
Carrying all the materials
Construction including accessories
Subtotal in USD
We, Sunvin Ceramics, located in Foshan Guangdong, have a selection of thin-tile ranges, warmly welcome you visiting our local showroom to see more of our ranges and for more information on why thin tiles may be better for your project.
Ground paving construction: the ground base and the back of the tile should be full of glue, so as to achieve no empty drum, reduce the probability of collapse.
Exterior wall paving construction: the wall base and the back of the brick should be full of glue.
Inner wall paving construction: wall base glue after the direct wet paste on the wall
Should any more detailed information on thin porcelain tiles be requested, please feel free to go through our pages in our website, www.sunvin.com.cn, or leave your favorable comments. THANK YOU!