Tiles Dimensions: Which is available?


Tiles seem to be available in incredibly many sizes. Which of these are the most common, and whether there are standards here, you can read in this post.

Tiles - which sizes are standard?

Tiles are available in many different sizes in the trade. With regard to the dimensioning of tiles, there are no binding standards.

However, some sizes have established themselves as quasi-standard in practice - these are the tile dimensions 10 x 10 cm, 18 x 18 cm and 15 x 20 cm. In addition, there are also often 13.5 x 19 cm and 20 x 33.3 cm in the wall tiles.

For floor tiles, especially the dimensions of 20 x 20 cm and 30 x 30 cm are common, also 25 x 25 cm are often found in stores. The largest tile tiles available are 41 x 41 cm in size, but also the dimensions 30 x 60 cm are very common in floor tiles in the trade.

Above all, tiles from southern countries such as Italy or Spain, however, often have quite different dimensions, which can also deviate far from the usual in this country.

Special pieces are also important

For the tiling of single corners, steps and similar special places, but also for decorative purposes, there are of course still a number of special tiles whose dimensions are usually matched to the standard dimensions - but this need not always necessarily be the case.

These include insert triangles, different legs, steps, borders and so-called Listel, inner liner, Endlosbordüren and various inner and outer corners. It becomes problematic if particularly required special items are not available - or only in inappropriate dimensions. Tile series are therefore only as good as the special pieces that belong to the series. Otherwise, the design options are often significantly limited.

Tips & Tricks

Even more important than the tile dimensions are the characteristics of tiles, especially in floor tiles. Abrasion and especially slip resistance classes are very important values ​​when it comes to safety and longevity. Many very cheap tiles have very bad values ​​here and are no longer suitable even for the relatively low use in private households.


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