Bathroom floor tile thickness

lisachipApril 6, 2014

We are remodeling our bathroom and stuck on floor tile, specifically the thickness of the tile. We are leaning towards 12 x 24 porcelain tiles but not sure whether the thickness of the tile matters. One is 3/8" and color through the porcelain, the other is 5/16" and not color through. Does the thickness matter? Is one better than the other? The price difference is not significant as we have a small bathroom (40 sq ft). Also, if we want to use tile as a trim (instead of wood), is one width better than the other? Any input/guidance would be so appreciated!!

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jewelisfabulous

I would favor the color-through porcelain just so I wouldn't have to live for years with a discolored chip in the floor tile after accidently dropping my blow dryer on it. As far as thickness, this link about tile rating for use in various environments may help answer your questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tile Hardness Rating

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 5:15PM
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lisachip

Thanks Jewel654! I will check out this link.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 6:16PM
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