Thin Tiles used for walls
One of the latest trends to emerge from Cersiae trade fair in Italy, is the new Thin Tiles. Generally these thin tiles will be as thin as 2.5mm to 4mm, while the standard thickness is 6mm.
So what is the advantage of Thin Tiles?
- Our manufactures state the main advantage is the ease of installation, and laying over existing tile. Our range of thin tiles cut very easily, with a normal cutting machine. This is great news for home renovators. The cost of removing old tiles is avoided, when laying new tiles over existing.
- Import costs are generally lower on thin tiles. Tiles are imported using sea containers. These containers are filled to a maximum weight capacity of 21 tonnes. Thin tiles offer a greater yield imported, therfore cost savings are passed on down the line to the end consumer.
We carry two sizes in thin tile.
- 200 x 400 mm. This range is called the VOGUE range, and makes up one of our builders range.
- 977 x 325 mm. This range is called the COLORUP range. Available in white only.
We do not carry the large 3m x 1m Lamina-made tiles, as Standards are still in development. Extract from Tileletter.com :
“Efforts to develop ISO standards for thin tile and installation standards are afoot, and TCNA is working in conjunction with the international body to provide input. TCNA is also collaborating with labor to quickly develop installation standards for North America to reduce incidents of performance failures due to incorrect methods or materials.”
Vogue 5 tiles are thin 200×400 builders wall tiles. They are made in Italy and have a lovely fibre design. Available in four glossy colours. The Vogue 5 collection was specifically designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. The collection includes both floor tiles and wall tiles for a comprehensive set of interior design options. With rich colours and stunning contrasts, you can give your bathroom a one of a kind look.
Colorup is a large 977 x 325 glossy thin tile. It has a subtle design pattern, and comes with retro décors.
Released at the 2016 trade fair. Fantasy is a 600×300 thin tile in a matt finish. This range has a beautiful selection of structural 3D decorative designs. The tile featured above is from this range. This 3D design called Fantasy Bianco Prism is available now and retails for $60sqm.