Tile Thickness

Old 02-09-05, 11:07 AM
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Question Tile Thickness

I have been in the process of shopping for floor tile and have noticed that some tiles are thicker than others. Does a thicker tile necessarily mean a better quality tile? One particular brand we've looked at is "Tesoro" which I'm told is high end. Yet I've found other tiles to be about 1/8" thicker.

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Old 02-09-05, 02:51 PM
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Not a hard and fast rule that it is a better tile. Generally some of the porcelain tiles are made thicker than the clay ceramic tiles, but then again, Terra Cotta is about the thickest out there and it is clay based. Go figure!
Anyway, as I was saying, porcelain is your best bet for today's tile. A range of sizes and many colors and textures. Price has come down as all manufacturers have multiple lines of porcelain now. Anything that is about 3/8" or so in a 12" or bigger size will do fine. Saloni and Cerdomus are two of many makers of thick bodied porcelains which run closer to 1/2".

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