Porcelain Tile Size – The Main Tips

For some time now, porcelain has become the coating of choice for those who are building or renovating. It turns out that choosing the best model is not always easy. Many different types vary in color, texture, shape, and size. But today we are going to talk exclusively about the different sizes of porcelain tiles.

Do you know which size is best for your environment? How to calculate the number of pieces? These and other questions we answer below, come see.

What sizes of porcelain tiles?

Like any coating, porcelain tiles also have a model known as a pattern.  This standard size, easily found in any construction store and suitable for any type of environment, has measures of 60×60 cm. 

But that’s not by far the only option. Check out the list below and see how versatile porcelain tiles can be:

4.5×4.5cm – size of the famous inserts;

6.5x23cm – the subway tile (measurements may vary from brand to brand);

15.5×15.5cm – the traditional square tiles of yesteryear;

30x35cm – rectangular shape common in bathroom walls;

60x60cm – here the standard size floor porcelain tiles begin;

80x80cm – square and a little bigger than the previous one;

20x90cm – a rectangular ruler-style format often used to simulate wooden floors. The measure can also vary to 30x90cm;

90x90cm – here the so-called large format porcelain tiles begin;

20x120cm – another common porcelain tile size in rulers simulating wooden flooring. Some brands even have a 30x120cm measurement option;

60x120cm – large-format rectangular porcelain tile option;

120x120cm – here the large format porcelain tiles are presented in the square version;

120x270cm – known as ballast, this type of giant porcelain tile is being increasingly used in projects that require a continuous, seamless look, including on countertops and countertops. Some brands offer giant porcelain tiles in sizes that reach 360cm.

These are just some of the most common sizes of porcelain tiles found on the market.

Porcelain size x pagination

Another thing you need to know is that porcelain size also impacts pagination.  Rectangular formats are those that allow greater freedom of choice between the different layouts.  For the floor, you can choose, for example, horizontal or vertical pagination, depending on the visual effect you want to have. A tip: avoid diagonal pagination, as it consumes a lot more pieces.

For walls, however, the variety of pagination increases. You can choose either the traditional models of the horizontal or vertical type, but you also have the possibility of using more modern and older versions, such as the herringbone or fish scale pagination.

But remember, this type of paging only works with rectangular porcelain tiles.


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Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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