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  1. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Hi everyone, are there any other suppliers of Thin Porcelain Tiles? I’m particularly interested in a white porcelain of approx 600mm x 1200. I’ve got some porcel-thin samples but I’m unsure that the tile I have is white enough, my customers says it’s too cream.

    Thanks for any replies.

    - the tile I had from Porcel-thin was the Paris-white.
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    @3_fall@3_fall might be able to help, it’s his area of expertise
     
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  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Pietracasa in Poole are one .
    Grespania do coverlam
     
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  4. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Domus
    Grespania
    Casaceramica

    List is endless these days.

    A friend of mine owns Porcelthin Ray Smith
    Have you actually asked Ray what his whitest white is?
    And another friend owns Stone Gres Garth Marnoch
     
  5. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I’ve looked at the porcel thin ranges but haven’t asked ‘Ray’ anything as I only just found out who Ray is. :)
     
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  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    The maximum size I can realistically go for is 120 x 60 as anything larger is beyond my capabilities.

    When I was looking at porcel-thin, I only needed 30 tiles so not the biggest order in the world.
     
  7. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Ok, we’ll have you not called them and asked them which is their whitest white?
    Apologies for not being more specific, I shall remember tho. :D:p
     
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  8. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    It'll have to be a glazed white surely?
     
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  9. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    It’s still over 20m2 an order is what it is, everyone is grateful for whatever they can get nowadays with so much competition about.
     
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  10. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Cheers gents- customers wants a Matt White.

    I’ll ping over an Email to Porcel-Thin in a moment and ask. Budget also comes into play as we have a £2k limit on wall and floor tiles. Floor has been chosen. Getting desperate now as I’m starting the job next month, deposit already paid. I’m the personal shopper :(
     
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  11. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    So if budget is set and floor tiles are bought, how much is left in kitty.
    Finding a matt brilliant white is not so straight forward because of the finish, it’ll absorb light making it appear less brilliant.
     
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  12. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Floor tiles are about £600, so wall we have £1400.
    It doesn’t have to be a brilliant white, just whiter than the Paris white porcel-thin. Funnily enough I have two samples of the same porcel-thin tile which I got at different times. The first sample is much much whiter.
     
  13. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    These are the two tiles. Actually the photo doesn’t show the differnce. Batches have massive variances.

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  14. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Oh well, I finally convinced the customer to go for that White porcel-thin only to discover they are out of stock for the next six weeks. If anyone knows of an alternative, I’d love to hear it.
     
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Managed to buy the Porcel thin.

    Found a supplier. I made some good savings in the end.

    Just need to find a decent supplier of CaPietra Encaustic tiles for the floor.
     
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