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Large format porcelain tile

Stockdale Tile and Flooring Center


July 17, 2021

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Daltile is the country's leading manufacturer and distributor of porcelain tile, ceramic tile and natural stone. More notably, many of their products are designed, developed and manufactured in America. Stockdale Tile and Flooring Center is a proud distributor of Daltile products. One of their newer products is large format porcelain tile.

More creative design possibilities are available with large format porcelain tiles. Daltile is now producing tile as large as 48 inches. All of the benefits of porcelain floor tiles are now available for countertops, walls, showers, bathrooms and fireplaces, inside and outside, with fewer joints and much less grout. The European market has been utilizing large format surfaces for a few years. Now, upon being released in the American market, these tiles are making a huge impact. From a rustic look to a very polished presentation, the high-end appeal of the large format porcelain tile offers a large variety of options that even rival natural stone slab. For example, wall and shower designs that feature impressive large-format tiles make envied focal points which raise décor standards higher than ever.

As with all porcelain tile, large format porcelain tile is very cleanable with a variety of multi-purpose cleaners. There are fewer grout joints to keep clean and the low porosity of porcelain makes it stain resistant. This type of tile also withstands heat, is scratch and chip resistant and, under certain circumstances with the right preparation, can even be installed over existing solid surfaces.

Large tile can be challenging to install, however. Installation of this type of tile should be considered differently from regular tile installation which also impacts grout joints. Stockdale Tile recommends using a professional who is well versed in large format porcelain tile installation.

To view the extensive design options of large format porcelain tile, visit Stockdale Tile's website at or visit one of Stockdale Tile's three stores located in Bakersfield, Visalia and Tehachapi. The knowledgeable sales representatives will be happy to discuss the best choice of tile for your budget and your home.


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