MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    What is a large format tile?


    What is a large format tile? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of tile?

    Asked by Mo on 8th Mar 2022
    Share this question

    Best Answer

    The Tile Guy

    "A large format tile is basically a large tile, I would personally class any tile larger than 600mm as large format. Pros are less tiles needed to complete the job, but this does not always mean the job will be completed quicker as larger tiles take longer to level etc and more adhesive coverage is needed under the tile for strength, in my experience, larger tiles sometimes take longer to lay than smaller tiles. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Charco tiling

    "Anything over 30x30cm is classed as a large format.
    Personally, a large format starts at 60x60cm."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    SDB Building & Maintenance

    "Hi there anything over 500mm will be large format, ie 500 x 250, normally 600 x 300 is used"

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Seven Hills Tiling

    "A standard size tile can be cut with a 600mm tile cutter. Anything over 600mm needs a 1200mm cutter, a table saw or cutting by hand using an angle grinder. Unless a tiler has these or access to them they may not consider your work. so 800, 900, 1200 on any one side would be classed as large-format i.e. over 0.50m2 per tile. These do take similar or more time to lay and many are require special lifting tools or extra pairs of hands due to their weight. Trust this helps."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    A&N Builders

    "Large format tile is called bigger than 600cm according to me it's not a time saving or finishing a job quicker. 600x 300 or smaller is a normal size format. Large size tiles can be a problem in cutting or sizing. I think"

    Answered on 9th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Aiden mawn

    "A large format tile is just simply a big tile and there isn't any advantage or disadvantage it's just down to what would suit your space and taste"

    Answered on 11th Mar 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    NRC.UK Ltd

    "In general, large-format tiles are least 12-18 inches in width or length. This format can be used either for flooring or walls."

    Answered on 17th Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

    "They are tall like 2400mm by 600mm disadvantage heavy hard to put them kn the wall and movement advantage is that there are only small gaps between them and is less pf them like with regural tiles so easier for grouting and its more waterproof especially"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Report Content