Trends for 2016: Large Format Tiles

Large-format tiles are growing in popularity and this can be attributed to the many advantages of using large format tiles rather than a more common-sized tile. Among the advantages of using large format tiles, the most common is the aesthetically pleasing and open look that they can give to any residential or commercial applications as well as the easier maintenance resulting from fewer grout joints. Using large format tiles can also add a dramatic effect to a wall or floor with the many variations of patterns that can be created.

What is a large format tile?

Large format tiles are wall or floor tiles that exceed the average 12×12 sized tile. These tiles are available in square or rectangular shapes and can be as large as 40×120.

Porcelanosa’s XLight collection is one of the many large format tiles that are available for wall and floor application.

Xlight Collection

The XLight collection of porcelain tiles are extra-large panels of porcelain clay that will suit the most demanding needs of architects and designers. XLight laminate porcelain tiles have also been reduced to a minimum tile thickness, which has not compromised the inherent superior performance of the porcelain tile technology. The reduced thickness of the Xlight collection makes it easier to install and with its various finishes and solid colors available at a low water absorption rate, the Xlight thin tiles are suitable to be used over existing wall coverings, exterior cladding, and commercial or residential wall applications.

XLight is a perfect option to be used in remodeling projects as it maintains labor costs to a minimum. Since the XLight series are comprised of extra light porcelain tiles, they become the ideal solution for many applications and void the need of removing existing surface to tiled areas where the weight is a main concern.

Xlight’s extra-large and extra-light porcelain tiles’ versatility makes them suitable for a wide array of applications, from bathroom walls or back-splashes, to elevators, concealed doors and wardrobes. The XLight thin porcelain tiles have redefined the industry’s understanding of porcelain tiles, opening up new horizons and ensuring endless benefits with the guarantee and quality assurance of the Porcelanosa Group.

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