60x120 cm 24x48 inch nominal porcelain tile - HDG Building Materials
60x60 cm 24x24 inch nominal size porcelain tile - HDG Building Materials
45x90 cm 18x36 inch nominal size porcelain tile - HDG Building Materials
30x120 cm 12x48 inch nominal size porcelain tile

Metric and Rectified

Porcelain pavers sizes can be confusing to understand. Porcelain tiles are metric and rectified meaning they are trimmed square and a few mm shy of being the listed metric measure. Why? Porcelain tiles are made from natural clay and silicas that get pressed into a mold and fired in a kiln. During the process the tiles shrink to their finished size. There can be more than 1% variation among tiles. To eliminate this variation the tiles are rectified, meaning cut to an exact size and machine finished to create a perfectly square edge. This gives the tile a finished look and ensures the porcelain pavers are uniform in size and consistently square. For example, HDG Neros is 60x60cm rectified with actual dimension 595x595mm, 23 7/16 x 23 7/16″.

Porcelain Pavers Range in Size

Porcelain pavers range in size from large oversized formats to small squares. Typical sizes are 30×60 cm, 30×120 cm, 40×120 cm, 45×90 cm, 60×60 cm, 90×90 cm, 60×120 cm. Also available are planks and smaller squares and rectangles to create ashlar patterns. Some porcelain pavers series are available in a wide variety of sizes, e.g., HDG Penn Blue, whereas others may only be available in 60×60 cm. After finding your desired porcelain series please contact us for specific sizes available and for actual dimensions.

Rectified, Metric and Imperial Sizes

60×60 cm, 595×595 mm, 23 7/16 x 23 7/16″
45×90 cm, 445×895 mm, 17 1/2 x 35 1/4″
60×120 cm, 595×1195 mm, 23 7/16 x 47 1/16″
90×90 cm, 895×895 mm, 35 1/4 x 35 1/4″
30×60 cm, 295×595 mm, 11 5/8 x 23 7/16″
30×120 cm, 295×1195 mm, 11 5/8 x 47 1/16″
40×120 cm, 395×1195 mm, 15 9/16 x 47 1/16″

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