porcelain tile

Porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles are porcelain or ceramic tiles commonly used to cover floors and walls, with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. The clay used to build porcelain tiles is generally denser. They can either be glazed or unglazed. Porcelain tiles are one type of vitrified tiles and are sometimes referred to as porcelain vitrified tiles.
Historically, porcelain was not the usual material for tiles, which were much more often made of earthenware (terracotta) or stoneware. The first porcelain tiles were made in China, for example in the 15th-century Porcelain Tower of Nanjing (now largely destroyed). Here the tiles were used for walls, which long remained typical. In Europe, a few rooms were made in palaces of porcelain plaques, often with forms in high relief. These were made by Capodimonte porcelain and Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro among others.
Although porcelain has now been widely used for making tiles for many years, modern production methods and quantities have made porcelain tiles available for the average householder in recent years.

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    Where can I buy a good quality porcelain tile in dubai?

    I need help to buy porcelain tiles in dubai. Please refer me to reputable companies. Thnx
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    Experience with extra large format tiles 36"x72" porcelain tile

    Hello, I am a homeowner living in the Metro Vancouver area in British Columbia. I am currently visiting tile stores to figure out what tiles to use for my bathroom reno. It will be a complet gut and replacement. It's a smallish bathroom 7ft x 8 ft and I plan to convert the tub into a walk in...
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    6mm Porcelain Tile Slabs

    Hi Everyone, I know 6mm porcelain tile slabs are great for walls but has anyone had any experience with them as bathroom flooring? Would you recommend this new trend of thinner porcelain tile slab to customers as floor tiles as well? I know 12mm slabs for flooring is sufficient but never heard...
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    Legend serena noce 20x20 porcelain tile - 200 sq ft =/- ....... trying to locate .... believe these were imported from spain

    Legend serena noce 20x20 porcelain tile - 200 sq ft =/- ....... trying to locate .... believe these were imported from spain
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    Large Format Would anyone be able to advise on repairing a chip on a light beige porcelain tile?

    Would anyone be able to advise on repairing a chip on a light beige porcelain tile?
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    Porcelain In Search of Lowes Style Selections Sienna Almond Glazed Porcelain Tile

    Details: Style Selections Sienna Almond Glazed Porcelain Tile Item Number: 0239480 Shading: 50k Model #PORS12A Lowes Product #3195365 UPC 094671008502 Anybody have a lead on this tile? Thanks in advance!
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    Adhesive 600x300 porcelain tile adhesive??

    hi, which would be the best adhesive to use from the Mapei range for the above titled tiles please?? wickes tiles going on to wickes sts backer board in an shower enclosure. im ok with my tiling - but, i like to take my time getting them set just right, no pro tiler, just diy. Bit concerned...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Discontinued Barbetti diffusion floor tiles

    We want to extend our kitchen without having to pull up a perfectly good tiled floor and possibly damage the existing electric underfloor heating. We’ve been in touch with the manufacturer and a couple of online companies with no luck. We bought them online but can’t remember who from. Does...
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    Porcelain Loose external porcelain tile

    I got some everscape porcelain tile from Topp Tiles last year installed externally. It was put on a bed of mortar and a few of them has now come loose. These are the ones that lips just over a few mm over steps down hence the movement. Others seem ok as they are pretty heavy. How best can I...
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    Tiling Wetroom on Tileback board

    Hi I'm attempting my second tiling DIY tiling job and could do with some tips and ideas as this will be on tilback board. (Still some taping to finish off). I have 3 types of tiles (All with a grey'ish colour) 90 x 90 porcelain for floor 60 x 30 porcelain for vertical wall 30 x 30 mosiac for...
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    Tiling outdoor area with Porcelain Tile 8mm thick over Brick pavers

    Hi All, I am looking to install normal outdoor porcelain tile (8mm) over existing brick pavers. I could remove brick pavers as well but I am not sure how do I need to prepare the ground for tiling. For tiling over existing brick pavers, I am thinking to wash and prime brick paver and do sand...
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    Intensify grout colour for Porcelain tile patio

    I used Nexus Projoint Mid Grey Porcelain grout on our patio and it hasn't come out quite as dark as I would like. I should have gone for the darker grey, the mid grey looked great initially but its almost exactly the same colour as the tiles now that it's cured. It looks great when it's wet...
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    Slight chipping on porcelain tile

    First time tiling and when removing the levelling spacers I tried to remove some addy from the surface and slightly chipped the surface. What do you guys use to cover, still need to grout also.
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    Prep work for porcelain tile on concrete.

    Hello every body. I've been our of tiling business for years just start recently to work in it again, all has change a lot and I'm trying learn as quick as I can. The question, I have to tile 40 sqm aprox porcelain tiles, not know size yet but nothing not to big at the moment, on top of an old...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Looking for Rex Shabui Charcoal Black 30cm x 30cm tiles

    Hi I’m looking for discontinued Rex Shabui porcelain tiles, charcoal black, 30cm x 30cm. The category code was 700038. Ideally after 2-3 boxes. please contact me if you can help thanks Tom
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    Wanted Windsor 600 x 600 porcelain tile Beige required

    Hi Folks, Recently my we had three tiles replaced, however 1 has cracked again Can anyone help - happy to pay postage. Pack of 3 would be amazing Best Regards Hugh
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Can anyone help me find this 600x600mm high gloss porcelain tile?

    Hi everyone. I purchased these tiles from Tilemarket in Northern Ireland about 8 years ago and I am now trying to source more. Does anyone know how I could find these? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    For Sale Lavish Wall & Floor Tiles from only £52.99 exc VAT per m²

    Create cost effective tiling masterpieces. With our Lavish wall and floor tiles, from only £52.99+VAT per m². ✔️ Porcelain ✔️ Marble finish ✔️ Multiple designs Shop now: http://ow.ly/QqQP50z12WR Terms and conditions apply - Speak to a member of staff for more details. Offer ends 31st May 2020.
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    Cutting Cutting small amount off porcelain tile

    I am about to start tiling the walls and have spent a long time planning the setting out of all the walls. The result being that I need to tile down on to on to a raised tiled shower tray. Because the shower tray has a fall I will need to take a small amount off the bottom of some full tiles for...
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    Porcelain tile stain

    Hi,I’m wondering if anyone can help on an issue i have with a stain on a porcelain tile,After grouting & the clean up a bucket was left on the floor overnight & the next day when removed the stain appeared underneath.I have tried with water a few times with no success & have left it over the...
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