Thin, Large Format, Porcelain Tile

Sponsored by Florida Tile

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and recognize the characteristics of large-format, thin porcelain panels as defined by industry standards.
  2. Explain the life cycle of porcelain panels from raw material extraction, through manufacturing, building installation and use, and end of service life.
  3. Assess the safety and functional contributions of large-format thin porcelain panels as they contribute to healthy and sustainable design over their full cycle.
  4. Specify thin porcelain panels in a variety of green and conventional buildings and formulate appropriate selections related to specific applications.


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Ceramic tile is a well-known building material that has been used for interior and exterior walls and floors for centuries. While ceramic is a proven material, porcelain tile has gained in popularity because it is an improved product with superior performance characteristics such as strength, resistance to stains, and durability. This course will explore large-format, thin porcelain panels.


Florida Tile, Inc. Florida Tile, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer and distributor of porcelain and ceramic wall tile, as well as natural stone and decorative glass and metal tiles. For over 60 years, Florida Tile has consistently taken the lead as an innovator by implementing new technology, delivering high quality products and protecting our indoor and outdoor environments.