All for one reason: Seamless Floors
The logic behind the large format tile is to cover the floors with fewer tiles thus, to reduce the grout and seam.
See the diagram showing 24×24 and 30×30 tiles on same size floors.
24×24 is no longer an upgrade.
The idea of covering the floors with fewer tiles has always been the goal and
Today, most factories are dropping or lowering the production of most of their 24×24 lines and working with larger formats. Soon, there will be no more 24×24 tiles jut like 20×20 are no longer around.
Can We Install Large Tiles With Thin-set?
We believe regardless of size; tile installation requires well-leveled surfaces to prevent lip-page.
However, taking off the existing floor and leveling it before installing new floors may add almost $2/sqft to the budget.
This is an extra cost that many people don’t have in their budget. So the answer is Yes. You can get away with thin-set if you are installing 30″ x 30″ tiles.
Sizes larger than 30″ x 30″ requires mud-set installation.
Does Large Format Tile Installation cost more money?
Not necessarily. Sizes like 30×30 and 24×48 are not new. They ‘ve been around for 3-4 years now, and they are becoming standard sizes in flooring by replacing 24×24 tiles. All the installers are pretty familiar with those sizes. When installing on a mud-bed, the price is the same or almost the same.
Is 16x 32 a Large Format?
No. 16×32 is a tricky size but not a large format tile. Thirty-two inches sound big. That’s true. However, a 16×32 tile covers less area than a 24×24 tile. If the goal is to cover the floor with the least amount of tiles, 16×32 is not a large format.
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