GGCL guide on What styles does porcelain slabs come in
Just when you think large-format, porcelain tile could not get any bigger, porcelain slabs appear. Introducing GGCL Big Optimus slabs Surfaces- huge porcelain tile that can go nearly anywhere.
Think of everything you know about porcelain floor tiles. Now imagine having all those benefits on the countertop, the wall, or fireplace with very few joints and lots less grout. That is Panoramic.
We all know what a great performer porcelain is; just translate all those capabilities to a slab and you’ll understand the value of these large porcelain surfaces.”
India GGCL has been designing with these extra-large format surfaces for a few years. Now they have hit the American market and are making a huge impact. Large format porcelain slabs increase the scale and style of porcelain tile on par with natural stone slab. This is opening up a completely new world.
-Two giant sizes: 63 x 126 inches, 64 x 127 inches
-6 mm and 12 mm thicknesses
-Can be cut to customize
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
-Marble-looks in matte and polished finishes
-Monochromatic colors in hot urban neutrals
-Metallic sheen with the essence of concrete
-Easily cleaned with multi-purpose cleaners
-Fewer grout joints to keep clean
-Low porosity of porcelain makes it stain resistant
-Panoramic in Statuario on the walls and vanity
-Scratch and chip resistant
-Can be installed over existing solid surfaces (with the right preparation)
All of the relevant porcelain products used in the building should be called out and specified, whether for interior or exterior applications. Each porcelain product should be identified by type in the specifications and shown on a schedule as appropriate in either the drawings or specifications. The details of the specified products can include:
- Specific color and texture or pattern. Manufacturer’s literature should be consulted for this as with any finish product.
- Recommended level (i.e., light duty, heavy duty, commercial duty, etc.).
- Dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) for floor or stair materials.
- Glaze hardness measured in standard units.
- Shade variation tolerance on color.
- Breaking strength as measured using standard tests.
In addition, the particular finishing details of the product should be specified for each type of porcelain product used. Hence, if back mesh (BM) fiberglass reinforcing is needed, it should be specified. Similarly, if rectified edges are desired, that should also be specified for the particular product.
In general, most porcelain ceramic tile does not require sealing so sealants do not need to be included or called for unless there are conditions or situations where the manufacturer recommends it or requires it.
WHERE YOU CAN USE IT
-Large feature walls