Size & Thickness Guide

Natural Stone Sizes

Natural stone tiles are usually available in one or more of the following formats; Fixed Size, Free Length (FL), Opus Pattern and Manoir.

Natural Stone - Free Length (FL)

A Free Length format is only available in our natural stones.

Free lengths have a fixed width (of either 400mm, 500mm or 600mm) and varying lengths ranging anywhere from 500mm up to a maximum of 1000mm.

Free Length formats are laid as a random brick bond. You can expect a minimum of 3 different lengths in an order.

Our Free Length XL (Super Size) tiles range up to 1400mm in length (only available in a selection of our limestones). A Free Length format is sold to the nearest m2.

Natural Stone - Fixed Size

A fixed size format is available in the following sizes:

600 x 400
600 x 600
900 x 600

A fixed size format is sold to the nearest full size tile.

Natural Stone - Opus Pattern

An Opus pattern is available in a select few of our natural stone ranges. An Opus pattern is made up of four tile sizes.

We offer 3 different versions of the Opus pattern – Small, Large and Grand. Total pattern coverage may vary slightly as suppliers can use both metric and imperial measurements. The Opus Pattern is sold to the nearest 1/2 module.

Small – 600 x 400, 400 x 400, 400 x 200, 200 x 200 (1 pattern = 1.44m2)
Large – 750 x 500, 500 x 500, 500 x 250, 250 x 250 (1 pattern = 2.25m2)
Grand – 900 x 600, 600 x 600, 600 x 300, 300 x 300 (1 pattern = 3.24m2)

Natural Stone - Manoir

A Manoir format is a square tile with either one or four corners cut, a smaller contrasting coloured tile (known as a cabochon) is inset into the cuts.

A popular area to install Manoir is entrance rooms and hallways. For small spaces, we recommend a smaller tile with 4 cut corners and for larger spaces we recommend a larger tile with 1 cut corner.

Natural Stone Thickness

Natural stone tiles commonly come in one of the following thicknesses; 12mm, 15mm, 20mm and 30mm.

12mm and 15mm are for internal use only.
20mm can be used both internally and externally.
30mm is recommended for external use.

The thickness of the tile is listed on the product page - please note that this is the tile thickness only and you will need to account for the build up of fixing materials underneath the tile.

Porcelain Tile Sizes

Porcelain tiles are available in fixed sizes, these can include;

600 x 300
600 x 600
900 x 600
1200 x 600

We do not recommend mixing different sizes as the tiles will have been produced on different production runs, therefore variation can be expected in both tone and size.

Some products are available in modular packs to create an opus pattern. Porcelain is sold to the nearest full box.

Porcelain Tile Thickness

Porcelain tiles are usually thinner than natural stone tiles - making them a great option for projects where head height is a consideration.

Internal porcelains are between 9-10mm in thickness and external porcelains are 20mm.

The thickness of the tile is listed on the product page - please note that this is the tile thickness only and you will need to account for the build up of fixing materials underneath the tile.

Outdoor Thickness

For external applications, we recommend a minimum thickness of 20mm (for both Natural Stone & Porcelain).