Stoneware slabs: You decide the format!
One of the revolutionary things about stoneware slabs is the possibility of obtaining, from the continuous strip of pressed clay, sizes which, as well as being very large, can be determined by market requirements.
The first slabs were produced in 100x300 cm format. This format, however, is not very consistent with the dimensions of the bathrooms we are covering. The height of the rooms is usually 270 centimetres, so having slabs of 300 centimetres means always having to cut at least the last 30 centimetres. Today, formats such as
Manufacturers have understood the need of us interior designers to have more space in width (for example in the shower corner we manage, in width, not to have joints from the corner to the shower box) and to have more "human" dimensions in height.
The 240 format is often flanked by slabs with a height of 270, which allow us to create beautiful wall coverings that reach the ceiling, without the strip of paint that makes many "90s".
Some people suggest a height of 278 cm, so as to be able to cover the entire wall in height even in flats that are taller than the standard.
But manufacturers also offer the very large 160x320 format, which is very useful, for example, for covering counters or other pieces of furniture. This really huge format is also used on large extensions such as large shopping centres, shops, airports etc.
The large size of the ceramic stoneware slabs gives us another possibility, that of keeping in stock only the large size slabs and to obtain "just in time" all the other sizes, cutting them at the moment of the order. For example, you could ask us to have a "non-standard" format in your home that would allow you to have a perfect distribution of the tiles, with all pieces in one piece and no cutouts in correspondence with the walls. Today this is feasible. And probably, in a few years time, it will be completely normal.
In short, a revolution is taking place in the world of ceramic floor and wall tiles thanks to these large stoneware slabs.