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Bigger is better - Large Tiles vs Small Tiles

Is it true that large tiles will make a room look bigger rather than smaller?

At Stone Super Store we advise to go for a larger format tile and the main reason for this is the ‘busy’ factor. The smaller the tile, the more grout lines you have, which will increases how busy the design & room looks. This principle works with both wall tiles and floor tiles.

In order to create a calm tiled space, you need to think BIG for both wall tiles and floor tiles. Use larger tiles; keep to lighter colored tiles or ones with a gloss finish (polished) to reflect the light.  We recommend using matching wall and floor tiles to create a harmonious design.

If you have a small or galley style kitchen, we recommend installing larger sized rectangular floor tiles such as 600x300mm or 600x400mm. Install the Stone or Porcelain Tiles with the widest part across the kitchen rather than running along the length. This will give the illusion of a wider floor area rather than the room being long and thin.  The same principle applies to narrow bathroom floors.  If you use floor tiles with a rectified edge and have a good subfloor, you should be able to minimize the width of your grout joints to just 2mm wide.

Top 5 tips to create the illusion of space with wall & floor tiles

1.        Keep to lighter colored tiles.

2.        Favour gloss finish wall tiles and floor tiles.

3.        Use a complementary colour grout rather than a contrasting grout (the grout should match and blend in with the tiles rather than framing them).

4.        Avoid laying the floor tiles in a brick-bond, staggered or diamond layout.

5.        Lay the floor tiles or wall tiles in a grid fashion.

Our sales team has a wealth of experience when it comes to installing natural stone and porcelain tiles.  Please do not hesitate to give us a call and somebody will help with your enquiry.