Large Format Tiles

The pioneering product of today’s latest tile trends is the large format porcelain tile; residentially and commercially, indoors and outdoors.  They come in a variety of designs including marble look, wood look, stone look, metal look, concrete look and solid colours.

Large Format Tiles

We can supply over 65 different large format tile designs,  not including the options of large format marble effect book match – so honestly, there’s definitely something to suit your unique taste here at La Fabrico!

What is a Large Format Tile?

 

The term ‘large format tile’ refers to tiles from 80x80cm upwards. At La Fabrico we offer multiple options of large format tile choices from 80x80cm right up to an extraordinary 162x324cm. These include 80x80cm and 90x90cm tiles from our standard ranges, as well as specialist products from Coverlam and Marazzi Grande. These two product ranges also offer fabrication in the same pattern, for a truly minimal, contemporary design flow.

Our larger-sized tiles are produced in an ultra-thin thickness to allow for easier handling, installation and opens up the option to overlay existing tiles with minimal effect on your wall thicknesses and wall heights.  

Also, a good thing to note - sales of the more traditional 60x60cm tiles have plummeted over the last year, with sales of 80x80cm soaring – so you will be bang on trend choosing these tiles for your next project or renovation. This size is normally used on the floor and is known as a floor tile, however we are also seeing these large tiles being used on the walls.

What are The Advantages of Using Large Tiles?

Other than staying up to date with latest design trends and reducing risk of your property looking prematurely dated, the benefits of large tiles are:

 

Minimal Grout Joints let’s start with the greatest point! Lots of grout joints can make a room look too busy as your eyes dart around the place trying to take it all in. With larger tiles, your backdrop becomes calmer and easier on the eye; they also create space.

 

Overlay Existing Tiles – although large format is the perfect choice for new buildings, their thinness also makes them perfect for overlaying existing tiles.

 

They are Hygienic – thanks to porcelain’s non-porous properties, a porcelain surface remains hygienic. This makes it not only a desirable option but also a perfect option for hospitals and medical facilities.

 

They are Fire and Heat Resistant – yes, this means you can have one of those ultra-modern, feature fireplaces you see in the beautiful home magazines!

It also means they do not retain heat if you are using in a hot climate.

 

They are Frost and UV Resistant – making them ideal for external cladding. Worldwide commercial projects are opting for porcelain cladding due to its properties and low maintenance.

 

They are Lightweight – our Coverlam and Marazzi Grande ranges are ultra-thin with thicknesses from 2.5 - 5mm! This makes them easier to handle and install, but do not worry about them being so thin! They also possess flexural strength.

 

They are Water Resistant – giving you the ability to create stunning, minimal bathroom and wet room designs. They are also perfect for external flooring, particularly around the hotel poolside.

 

They are Stain Resistant – so no need to worry about using these tiles in kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms – or anywhere for that matter! Simple wipe spills away, because…

 

They are Also Chemical Resistant – hoorah! Everyday cleaning products, even bleach, can be used on these tiles without compromising their quality.

Big tiles does not mean big maintenance!

 

They are Durable or Wear Resistant – so there is no question as to why they are popular for not only hallways, foyers and hotels, but also for whole-house tiling. High traffic areas are not an issue for these tiles (in fact, it’s what they’re made for.)

 

They are Hygienic – thanks to porcelain’s non-porous properties, a porcelain surface remains hygienic. This makes it not only a desirable option but also a perfect option for hospitals and medical facilities.

 

They are Environmentally Friendly – porcelain is environmentally friendly to manufacture and its raw materials are recyclable. Clay, flint and silica are natural products and are sustainable. Yes, porcelain tiles can also be recycled.

 

 

 

Where Can Large Tiles be Used?

 

The short answer to this is pretty much anywhere in residential and commercial designs!

 

The long answer? Well… garden pathways, external cladding, hallway floors, hallway walls, living room walls, living room floors, fireplace surrounds and hearths, kitchen floors, kitchen walls, kitchen splashbacks, fabrications, alcoves, doorways, bathroom walls, bathroom floors, shower enclosures, bedroom walls, bedroom floors, patios, swimming pools, yacht interiors, lobbies, office floors and walls, hospital walls and floors, and other public spaces.

 

For ideas and advice, do not hesitate to contact the team to arrange a free appointment – info@lafabrico.com

 

 

Real Customer Uses

 

Large format tiles are our best selling formats – they are instantly eye-catching and extremely luxurious so it’s not hard to see why! These tiles have been used by our customers for self-build projects from patios, en-suites and fire surrounds to many open-plan spaces and even a Grand Designs project.

 

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