Porcelin backed marble


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Old 03-13-16, 06:01 PM
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Porcelin backed marble

Has anyone had any experience with porcelain backed marble. 3mm of marble glued ontop of 9 mm porcelin. Im thinking of purchasing it for my floor as it is cheaper then a marble tile but concerned there might be problems with it.

I have been told it is stronger since it is backed by porcelin a stonger compound. Not much info on google about it either.

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Old 03-13-16, 08:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Stronger how? The problem with marble is it scratches easily and being backed by porcelain won't affect that.
 
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Old 03-14-16, 12:28 AM
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Agreed it won't make the surface any more scratch resistant.. Be nice if it did 😊

Given the marble is glued to the porcelin will that affect the strength of the tile as a whole. Will the tile be less susceptible to cracking or not or could the glue become unstuck eventually?
 
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Old 03-14-16, 07:24 AM
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I don't think so. Natural stone needs a stiffer floor than porcelain and I don't see how putting porcelain on the back makes it stronger. Maybe someone else has experience with this concept and can relay that.
 
 

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