BCT47940 Phoenix Gris Matt rectified floor tile 60x120cm by British Ceramic Tile (UK).
A glazed porcelain tile with a matt surface, frost-proof finish and rectified edges. The Phoenix Gris Matt is a truly stunning porcelain where each tile has its own unique individual design and look. It is a digitally printed stone-effect tile which imitates quarried stone without the inherent variation found in natural products.
A growing demand combined with modern manufacturing has lead to the availability of affordable large format tiles. Also known as XL tiles, or simply “big” tiles, they create an illusion of space in busy homes as bigger tiles means fewer grout lines. They are ideal for open-plan kitchens, dining areas, living rooms and conservatories. Large format tiles may require two people for fitting and should be back-buttered to ensure that suitable contact with the tile is achieved. We recommend trowelling the substrate with a thick solid bed trowel (usually 12mm).
A rectified tile is a tile which has been mechanically cut to an exact size. Both ceramic and porcelain tiles can be rectified but it is typically more common with large porcelain floor tiles. Tiles that are not rectified can have very slight variations in size so rectification produces exact facial dimensions with more precise and narrow grout lines when tiling.
Frost-proof tiles like the Phoenix Gris Matt are an important consideration for rooms where the temperature may drop below zero such as utility rooms and conservatories. Tiles with a frost-proof glaze have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5% meaning they are ideal for such conditions. Tiles which are not frost-proof may absorb water which would freeze at zero and below, causing the tile to crack.
NOTE: British Ceramic Tile have gone into administration. Please ensure that you have enough tiles to complete your job as they are no longer in production and this is the final batch.
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