This webinar is part of the Tile Academy
Extra-strong, thick porcelain tiles are taking exterior spaces by storm. With an elevated thickness of 2 cm (20 mm) to 3 cm (30 mm), thicker format tiles are proving to be an ideal solution for a wide range of outdoor installations—from terraces and gardens to driveways, pathways, and pool areas. Porcelain tile in general, which is made from natural material, is recognized for being a dense and durable solution, one whose characteristics allow it to withstand freezing temperatures and heavy loads, and is water-, stain- and slip-resistant. Thicker format porcelain tiles and pavers, with their unique level of durability, guarantee a resoundingly high resistance to loads and stresses, offering an optimal solution for residential and commercial outdoor heavy-traffic areas while maintaining the aesthetic sensibility and versatility that porcelain tile products offer.
This webinar will examine the use of thick porcelain tiles and pavers, bringing together architects and other industry experts to explore design opportunities, installation strategies, code and standards considerations, sustainability benefits, and the overall performance advantages of incorporating thicker format tiles into exterior applications.
- Examine the latest opportunities and building criteria for the use of thick porcelain tile and pavers for exterior applications, including updated standards for tile surfaces that support the health and safety of users of the outdoor spaces.
- Discuss a variety of applications where thicker format porcelain tile products provide a safe, durable, high-performance design solution.
- Describe substrate preparation for thick porcelain pavers and tiles as well as identify several methods of thick porcelain stoneware installation that contribute to sustainable, long-lasting, safe application.
- Describe how thicker format porcelain tiles solved design and sustainability challenges in several high-end projects and the reasons thick tiles were selected instead of thin tile profiles or other materials.