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FLOOR TILES

Charm and naturalness for all kinds of spaces with differents types of floor tiles

FLOOR TILES

  1. Ceppo Stone 80X80-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Pierre-100226448-T-500X500
    Ceppo Stone 80X80
    Special Price
    £66.02 / sqm
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    £110.02 / sqm
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  2. Durango Acero 59.6X59.6-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Pierre-100272136-T-500X500
    Durango Acero 59.6X59.6
    Special Price
    £53.91 / sqm
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    £89.85 / sqm
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  3. Fontana 44.3X44.3-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Marbre-100296204-T-500X500
    Fontana 44.3X44.3
    Special Price
    £33.06 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £55.10 / sqm
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  4. Fontana Matt 120X120-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Marbre-100292528-T-500X500
    Fontana Matt 120X120
    Special Price
    £79.34 / sqm
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    £132.24 / sqm
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  5. Harlem Caliza 60.2X60.2-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Ciment/Béton-100189179-T-500X500
    Harlem Caliza 60.2X60.2
    Special Price
    £42.56 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £70.94 / sqm
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  6. Indic 44.3X44.3-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Marbre-100278759-T-500X500
    Indic 44.3X44.3
    Special Price
    £33.06 / sqm
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    £55.11 / sqm
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  7. Indic Gris 59.6X59.6-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Pierre-100281426-T-500X500
    Indic Gris 59.6X59.6
    Special Price
    £53.91 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £89.85 / sqm
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  8. Indic Gris 80X80-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Marbre-100278651-T-500X500
    Indic Gris 80X80
    Special Price
    £66.02 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £110.02 / sqm
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  9. Karachi Acero 120X120-Floor tile-Marble Effect-100280862-T-500X500
    Karachi Acero 120X120
    Special Price
    £79.33 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £132.22 / sqm
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  10. Marvel Polish  58.6X118.7-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Marbre-100272168-T-500X500
    Marvel Polish 58.6X118.7
    Special Price
    £77.38 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £128.97 / sqm
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  11. Meaux Acero 60.2X60.2-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Ciment/Béton-100165307-T-500X500
    Meaux Acero 60.2X60.2
    Special Price
    £42.56 / sqm
    Regular Price
    £70.94 / sqm
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  12. Nantes Acero 44.3X44.3-Carrelage de Sol-Effet Ciment/Béton-100294797-T-500X500
    Nantes Acero 44.3X44.3
    Special Price
    £33.06 / sqm
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    £55.10 / sqm
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Modern living room Porcelanosa Floor Tiles collection NEWPORT BEIGE 80X80

Newport collection: porcelain tile with a matt finish and a concrete effect

Floor Tiles

Floor tiles are a product loaded with versatility and design work with features and finishes that make them a key material for use as flooring in all kinds of spaces.

Practical and decorative floor tiles

Floor tiles are celebrated for their properties, unrivalled by other construction materials. They offer complete versatility for installation in all kinds of settings thanks to their high strength and durability. Maintaining and cleaning tiles is simple and can be done in a low-cost and domestic manner. Low porosity and exceptional resistance to high temperatures, chemicals and aggressive atmospheric agents—as well as a great capacity for thermal and electrical insulation—give added-value to this highly efficient material.

From an aesthetic perspective, the natural-effect finishes, colour-fading processes, arrangement and different sizes or the appearance of the tiles add more decorative value to this type of flooring.

There are many collections of ceramic floor tiles suitable for all types of projects: large sizes that resemble natural rocks and stone, others that replicate a concrete finish to create a starker setting, tiles with the appearance of wood and those which emulate the hydraulic or cement tiling, among others.

Playing with their arrangement and combining different types of floor tiling add an additional touch to the finish.

FAQs regarding Floor Tiles

Cleaning tile grout is easy if it's done when the grout has not yet hardened completely and the right cleaner is available. Special attention should be paid to anti-slip tiles, embossed tiles, or rough-textured tiles, which are more difficult to clean.

The usual procedure for cleaning tile grout is as follows:

  • Immediately after applying the jointing material, use a damp sponge to remove the jointing residue.
  • It is recommended to wipe off excess with a slightly damp, fine-finish stiff sponge, mounted on a trowel, to cleans without emptying the joint.
  • Clean diagonally against to the joint pattern, with a well-wrung-out sponge. Rinse in clean water as many times as necessary.
  • In case of using epoxy grouts, clean the tiles with a sponge or damp cloth with a 50% mixture of clean water and methyl alcohol or use specific cleaners such as Butech's Epotech cleaner.
  • Once the tiles have been cleaned, wipe the joints with a dry cloth to avoid changes in tone from the surface moisture.

In most cases, this will work, but if the tiles are still stained, then check with the grout manufacturer to find out which cleaner can be used. In the case of cementitious grout, an acid type cleaner such as Butech's Acid Net should do the job; it is recommended to test beforehand to ensure that no abrasion to the ceramic tile occurs.

At PORCELANOSA we always recommend using a qualified installer, preferably with demonstrable experience, to lay floor tiles.

Before starting to lay floor tiles, check the information on the packaging and strictly follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Make sure the floor is completely flat and stable and check that it is clean, dry and levelled (using a spirit level).
  • Tile joints shall be at least 2 mm in interiors and 5 mm in exteriors. The use of self-levelling spacers is recommended.
  • The adhesive choice depends on the type and format of the ceramic floor tile, the fixing background and the intended use. Don't worry if you don't know which type of adhesive to use for which type of tile. You will find the recommended adhesive for each tile on the product page (under "You will need").
  • The most recommended tile installation system is thin-bed tile installation, using a notched trowel for spreading the mortar onto the substrate. For tiles larger than 1,000 cm2, the double gluing technique is recommended.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the adhesives preparation and use. Apply the bonding material with a notched trowel suitable for the size of the chosen tile; check the wetting capacity of the adhesive and press the tile onto the bonding material using a back-and-forth movement.
  • Likewise, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the preparation and use of jointing materials. Make sure that the material and tools chosen will not damage the surface of the ceramic tiles.
  • Wait until the grout starts to dry and clean it with a sponge dampened with clean water, before the jointing material hardens completely.
  • When cleaning, use products that are suitable for the chemical resistance of the tiles; check with the manufacturer for advice on which product to choose.

More detailed information can be found in our blog and the Laying Instructions that come with the PORCELANOSA catalogues.


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Grouting tile-to-tile joints is easy, but requires specific tools and techniques. The basic procedure for grouting floor tiles with a cementitious grout is as follows:

  • Allow the bonding material used in laying floor tiles to dry, then check the grout joints are dry, and clean and have a uniform depth.
  • Protect all elements sensitive to cement mortar abrasion, such as aluminum profiles or bathroom decoration, with light masking tape to prevent damage.
  • Prepare the grout mixture according to the manufacturer's instructions, taking special care with the amount of water used for mixing.
  • In case of high temperatures, strong draughts, or porous ceramic tiles, wet the joints with clean water before applying the grout.
  • Spread the product and press using a hard rubber trowel, until the joints are completely filled. Pick up the excess with the same trowel, making movements diagonally to the pieces. Do not use metallic tools that may scratch the tile surface.
  • Before cleaning the joints, wait a few minutes until the mortar begins to dry, but do not allow it to harden completely. The waiting time may vary depending on water absorption, ambient temperature and ventilation.
  • Wipe off excess with a slightly damp, fine-finish stiff sponge, mounted on a trowel, to cleans without emptying the joint.
  • Clean diagonally against to the joint pattern, with a well-wrung-out sponge. Rinse in clean water as many times as necessary.
  • Once the tiles have been cleaned, wipe the joints with a dry cloth to avoid changes in tone from the surface moisture.

For more information, please refer to this blog post, in which we explain the step-by-step and present the tools and materials to be used in the grouting tiles process.


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Removing ceramic floor tiles is simple, although very labour-intensive. Follow the instructions below:

  • Removing ceramic tiles produces a lot of dust and debris, so it is recommended to close the work area with plastic sheeting and tape.
  • Remove mouldings, doors and door frames that may interfere with tile removal.
  • Protect yourself with dust masks, safety goggles, ear protection and work gloves. Pay special attention to ceramic fragments, as they can cause cuts.
  • Use metal tools that allow leverage under the tiles, such as scrapers or chisels, hammers or iron mallets, shovels and use wheelbarrows to remove debris.
  • Find a point from which the underside of a tile can be accessed and from which it can be levered out. If this is not possible, break one tile with a sledgehammer to get started.
  • The ease of removing a tile will depend on how it has been glued. Look for hollow areas under the tiles to make it easier.
  • Use a chisel and hammer to remove any adhesive residue fixed to the substrate.
  • Remove ceramic and bonding material residues, taking special care to avoid cuts.
  • Before laying new tiles, check that the stability of the substrate and fixing surface are suitable to receive the new tiling. Where necessary, waterproof again.

There are now primers, adhesives and other materials available that can be used directly on the ceramic floor tiling, without the need to remove the tiles. In order to use them, you need to assess the state of the ceramic tile installation and whether the load-bearing capacity of the substrate allows for this.

Ceramic floor tiles, in general, do not require any specific maintenance after installation. For daily cleaning, use a damp mop or sponge, periodically renewing the cleaning water to remove any traces of dirt. The use of hot water considerably facilitates the process, as it accelerates drying time and prevents footprints from being marked.

The use of neutral cleaning products, such as Butech's porce-clean , is also recommended. In contrast, cleaners containing waxes in their composition should be avoided, as they end up forming a thin layer on the ceramic tile, which favours the absorption and retention of dirt.

For stains due to specific products or substances, please refer to the Butech cleaners guide. It lists the recommended cleaners for each type of tile, depending on the substance that causes the stain.

The tile adhesive is removed from the floor in the same way as ceramic tiles are removed: by using a chisel and a hammer. It is therefore recommended to follow the instructions explained above.

In case the tile adhesive proves to be very difficult to remove, or if doing so the fixing substrate is damaged, consider the application of a self-levelling mortar to level the entire fixing surface.

Floor tiles can also be used on walls, as long as the substrate can support the weight of the ceramic. However, the use of non-slip models on walls is not recommended due to the difficulty of cleaning.

Most wall tiles cannot, in principle, be used on the floor due to their lack of mechanical strength and abrasion resistance. However, it is recommended that you contact a supplier for further information.

Floor tiles can also be used on walls, as long as the substrate can support the weight of the ceramic. However, the use of non-slip models on walls is not recommended due to the difficulty of cleaning.

Most wall tiles cannot, in principle, be used on the floor due to their lack of mechanical strength and abrasion resistance. However, it is recommended that you contact a supplier for further information.

There is no general rule that explains how to cut a floor tile, as it depends on the size and type of tile you want to cut. Therefore, we recommend you ask the supplier which tools to use and how to use them before you get started.

Currently, the most commonly used tools for cutting tiles are manual dry cutting machines. Choose the machine size according to the maximum length of the cut to be made and the appropriate roller for the hardness and relief of the tile.

That said, the basic cutting procedure is as follows:

  • First, measure the space in which you want to lay the cut tile.
  • Then, mark, with a pencil, the line along which you want to cut the tile, so that it fits exactly into the available space. At this point, take into account the perimeter joints.
  • Once done, place the manual cutter on a flat, firm surface and align the rip fence with that pencil line.
  • Slide the roller over the marked line, without applying too much pressure. It is recommended to mark the two ends of the tile that delimit the cut line.
  • Press the tile with the cutter arm to break it cleanly and easily.
  • To avoid cuts when handling the tiles, polish the two cut sides with an abrasive stone.
  • For curved cuts, use an electric grinder equipped with a cutting disc suitable for the hardness of the tile.

When drilling tiles, different tools are used depending on the diameter of the hole to be drilled:

  • Up to 8 mm diameter: electric drill with water-cooling drill bit (for floor tiles) and dry-cutting drill bit (for wall tiles).
  • Over 8 mm diameter: Grinder (radial cutting machines) equipped with dry cutting drill bit suitable for the hardness of the tile.

PORCELANOSA provides an easy to use area calculator on the product page to help estimate quantities of tiles. Please note, in order to use this calculator, you will first need to know the square metres (sqm) of the area to be tiled. If you do not know this figure and don't know exactly how to calculate it, here is a square metre calculator, equally valid for wall tiles and floor tiles. This guide also considers different types of tiles and explains how to calculate quantities for specific tiling projects. Leaving 10% for wastage and stored replacements for future uses is recommended.


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