Tiles: What is the thickness of tiles?

Tiles are not always the same thickness - there are different tile thicknesses in the trade, for the height of a tile mirror you have to add then also the glue order. Read here which thicknesses and which construction heights are usually available for tile mirrors.

How thick are tiles?

Basically you have to differentiate between wall and floor tiles and tiles for commercial use. All three have different strengths.

Tiles, which are designed especially for the commercial sector and high demands, are often significantly thicker than 12 mm - here there are different strengths, the maximum thicknesses are here really thick tiles.

For the private sector, one can assume that tile thicknesses between 8 and 11 mm are the standard, and virtually all tiles available in hardware stores operate in this area.

A special feature, however, are the very thin tiles, which are presented again and again, especially at trade fairs.

Tiles with very small thickness

Since the seventies, there are always tiles from individual manufacturers on the market, which are particularly large-format and very thin. The thicknesses of individual models are often only 5 mm.

They are considered special design pieces, and are usually also correspondingly expensive. However, especially thin tiles can often be used to rehabilitate all existing coverings - due to the low construction height, with tile adhesive just 8 mm, they offer interesting solutions. The so-called flatile series of the manufacturer Agrob Buchtal is particularly well known in the ultra-thin, large-format tiles in the industry.

Tips & Tricks

If you are planning a "tile on tile" refurbishment, you may be able to use very thin tiles to avoid large building heights. However, you have to expect a greater cost here than with normal thick tiles.

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