In the last few years, we have seen a rise in the popularity of large format tiles. Throughout 2018 the trend of using this type of tile within the home has boomed, and this looks set to continue into 2019 and beyond. Large format tiles are a perfect addition to any home and are best utilised within either kitchens or bathrooms.
In this article, we will take a look at why you should choose large format tiles and will give you some of our top tips on which tiles are best utilised, depending on your homes’ décor.
What is a Large Format Tile and Why Should I Use Them?
Large format tiles refer to any tile that is over 300x300mm, but most commonly, they will be around 500x500mm. Using large format tiles is a relatively new phenomenon but is one that looks set to stay around for the foreseeable future with many new homes incorporating these tiles into their interior design plans.
There are many benefits to using a large format tile over standard tiles; some of these upsides include:
- When laying this type of tile there are minimal joints, and less grout is required.
- They cover large areas of a room quickly, which can be beneficial if you are thinking about tiling a large room.
- They give a flowing and spacious feel to a room, working well in smaller rooms to maximise the capacious feel of a space.
- Large format tiles come in a wide range of colours.
- Most large format tiles come in a porcelain material, making them more durable and therefore, perfectly suited to floors.
Large Format Tiles in Bathrooms
The use of large format tiles within bathrooms has increased in popularity throughout the last year, and many homeowners are now opting to use this type of tile, as it creates a seamlessly clean look throughout a bathroom.
If you are looking to make a statement in your bathroom, using large format tiles can help you achieve this and more. We suggest using ultra resine tiles to achieve a contemporary décor within your bathroom; coming in a range of warm colours, these tiles are capable of creating enchanting a space. Thanks to the coatings of ultra resine and their copositive properties, these tiles are perfect for overcoming the two-dimensional feel of conventional ceramic surfaces, ensuring your bathroom feels almost futuristic.
Large format tiles and extra large tiles are also perfect for smaller bathrooms, as they have the capability of making a room feel much larger if you choose the right type of tile. We suggest using bright and light colours, as these tiles will reflect light around the room, which in turn makes the room feel larger than it actually is.
Our I Marmi tiles could be the perfect solution to your small bathroom with their magnificent natural vein-cut marble coming in a range of lighter tones, including grey and white. If you are using the tiles for a larger bathroom, we’d suggest opting for the brown I Marmi tiles, as they pair perfectly with almost any style of flooring, from wooden to tiled.
Large Format Tiles in Kitchens
Modern and contemporary kitchens are the ideal place to install large format tiles thanks to their sleek look; they are also ideal for kitchen diners, as they are perfect for ensuring the kitchen flows into the diner seamlessly.
For a more traditional look, we would suggest taking a look at our I Bianchi tiles. Perfect for larger rooms, the I Bianchi is ideal to pair with a tiled border, meaning that you are free to break up larger rooms with this special tile. This particular tile is also exceptionally durable and truly stunning in appearance thanks to the natural veining of the marble.
Suitable to be used on both the floor and walls, ultra Basaltina tiles are perfect for modern and contemporary kitchen designs. Capable of blending in with your kitchen décor, these fine tiles boast an unrivalled elegance and sophistication thanks to the combination of limestone and effusive volcanic rocks that make up the tile.
Here at Roccia, we have a wide range of large format tiles available both in-store and online. Feel free to visit our friendly team at either our tile showroom in Preston or tile showroom in Bolton and we will be more than happy to assist you.