10 Reasons Why Bigger Tiles Are Popular
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With larger format tiles you can enjoy a sleeker, smoother floor finish without worrying about maintaining and cleaning endless grout lines.
Make your home look and feel more spacious by installing larger tiles.
WOMAG shares 10 reasons why bigger tiles are better…
1. Larger tiles lend the impression that a small room is bigger
This is a popular trick as it not only works really well, but requires little effort. All you need is to simply install bigger tiles.
Another reason this concept is effective is because as the eye sees large tiles the brain automatically associates them with a large space, in effect, tricking you into thinking you are looking at a larger area than it really is.
2. Visually more appealing and adds a touch of class to the home
Using stone tiles can make a home look high-end, and installing them will increase the value of a home.
The same applies when using large rectangular tiles - they tend to elongate the room and give it a sleeker and lighter feel.
3. Less grout lines
If the size of the tiles increases, the amount of grout joints will decrease and this means there is less grout to look after.
If the size of the tiles increase, the amount of grout joints will decrease and this means there is less grout to look after.
Too many grout lines can also give the illusion that the space is smaller than it actually is.
This works well with open concept homes.
4. Floors become much easier to clean and maintain
The fewer the grout lines, the better it is to maintain and clean them. With less grout lines to clean one saves time and money on cleaning products.
5. Larger tiles are easier to fit and place
When using large tiles, one ends up cutting and measuring them less. Tiles measuring 1000 x 1000mm cover the same area as the 3 x 600 x 600mm tiles do.
Big tiles also require a level screed.
6. More versatile than smaller tiles
One can use large tiles to create a seamless look on a feature wall. This will create a beautiful focal point in the home.
Large tiles are more suited for a variety of surfaces like shower walls or focus walls in dining or family rooms.
One can use large tiles to create a seamless look on a feature wall. This will create a beautiful focal point in the home and can give the illusion that the space is bigger than it is.
7. Larger tiles create a sense of calm and tranquillity
Larger tiles can make your home feel more open and light, especially if one uses tiles that are beige, nude or white for example.
8. Faster installation time
Make sure the installer is aware of the extra preparation work beforehand like levelling the surface before installation - this should go smoothly and quickly.
Once all the necessary preparation is done, then installing the tiles should go much faster as compared to smaller tiles. This is because larger tiles cover larger areas, thereby cutting down the installation time.
9. Larger tiles enhance the flow and feel of a room or space
A larger tile means less interruption of the flooring surface, which makes the floor look more streamlined and open.
They also tend to have more movement and colour variations, making them more consistent than smaller tiles.
10. Contemporary and on trend
These fashionable tiles are eye-catching and because they are bigger, homeowners can easily admire their graphics.
Larger tiles complement the current trend leaning towards clean lined spaces and less clutter
Author: WOMAG on Property 24