Large Format tiles - Does Size Matter?

Friday 18 March 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins Tags: Trends, Living Area

In short, of course! When it comes to tiling, large format tiles are favourable for many reasons, not only are they beautifully contemporary but they provide a clean and uninterrupted finish.

Size

Large format tiles are getting bigger and better with some of our tiles measuring up to 1200mm! Many of us aren't blessed with large airy rooms in our homes so using large format tiles is the perfect solution for increasing a feeling of space. This technique works for both walls and floors as laying large tiles together reduces the amount of grout lines; this creates a seamless effect with nothing to distract the eye when you enter a room. Try Pietra Di Serena (picture below, pup not included!) the veining effect adds subtle detail, whilst the large format provides fewer grout gaps creating a seamless finish.  

 

Style

The most popular materials for large format tiles are porcelain and ceramic, which make them both an affordable and practical choice.  Porcelain and ceramic tiles are hardwearing and require little maintenance.  However if it's within your budget then natural stone is a fantastic investment for your home and looks its best on a large format scale.

Finish

With inkjet printing technology at its best, materials like ceramic and porcelain also benefit from advancements in ink jet technology allowing for detailed effects such as wood, marble and concrete, to be replicated onto tiles with a realistic finish. Decorative effects can also be applied like the Copper and Steel effect tiles from the Tileworks collection, which are great for creating an industrial look whilst maintaining a contemporary finish. For ultimate luxury try Marmi Classico shown below

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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