Here at Roccia, we have an extensive selection of tiles available in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colours, each perfect for a range of applications. One of our most popular choices is our large format tiles.
We were recently lucky enough to have our incredible selection of large format tiles chosen to feature in Grand Designs Magazine. We’re proud of our tiles, so it always feels like a great achievement when other industry professionals recognise their quality and style.
So, to celebrate, we’re taking a look into our range of large format tiles as featured in Grand Designs Magazine and exploring why they are the perfect choice for many rooms, as well as the benefits they bring to your home.
The Benefits of Large Format Tiles
Our customers choose our large format tiles for their long list of advantages; let’s explore some of these benefits.
- Creates the illusion of more space. You have more grout lines with a small format or regular format tile, but as large format tiles are much bigger, fewer tiles are needed to cover a space. This means fewer grout lines, creating the illusion of a more expansive space.
- Allows for continuity. Large format tiles give you the ability to create continuity in your home. If you have an open plan space, large format tiles are ideal as you can cover vast areas with the same style and material of tile to create a cohesive feeling.
- More hygienic than small format tiles. There are fewer grout lines with large format tiles, so they are a much more hygienic tile type. If you do not keep on top of cleaning, dirt can collect in the grout lines, especially in kitchens when dropping food is more frequent.
- Reduces installation time. As mentioned, you will need fewer tiles when you opt for a large format tile, requiring less installation time.
Utilising Large Format in Open Plan Spaces
An open-plan home is all about the seamless transition between each space in the room, from the kitchen to the dining area. Each section of the room is utilised in a different way, yet the space is cohesive due to the flooring choice. Extra large format tiles are the best selection for an open plan area due to the few grout lines, which break up a space, allowing for continuous movement throughout. Plus, the expanse of a large format tile provides the room with the feeling of more space, ideal for more modest homes.
Which Rooms Do Large Format Tiles Work Best in?
These tiles can work well in most rooms. Grand Designs Magazine explored the idea of large format tiles in bathrooms, inspiring readers to use the same tiles on their floors and walls for a consistent and minimalistic style space. This décor choice opens up your room, creates the illusion of more space and offers a real spa-like feel to your bathroom or ensuite.
Additionally, hallways are perfect areas of the home for large format tiles. They can be paired with a signature mosaic tile around the border, offering a stylish but practical statement to your hallway. They help make the area feel more spacious, especially for narrow hallways and make the home feel more welcoming for guests.
One of the best areas of the home for large format tiles is the room closest to your back door and garden. This interior design can work exceptionally well for indoor-outdoor living, helping to incorporate the natural space of the outdoors into the home and, in turn, creating a harmonious and sweeping space.
For example, our I Classici Deco Wood tiles, available at our tile showroom, are a great example of large format tiles that work well for indoor-outdoor living. Their wood-effect finish provides a natural aesthetic, perfect for pairing with patio doors that can extend the space into a garden or paved area when open. Alternatively, floor-to-ceiling windows can also achieve the same goal.
Choosing the Best Material for Your Large Format Tiles
Tiles, in general, are chosen for their durability, as well as a long list of other benefits. Often, the material and texture of a tile will have added benefits, so choosing your large format tiles carefully for your selected room is recommended. Let’s look at some of the most popular material choices and discover their admired traits.
Marble Large Format Tiles
Marble is one of the most favoured patterns for large format tiles. This popularity comes from the beautiful effects that are best appreciated on an expansive surface. Take our I Classici di Rex tiles pictured below, for example. These are stunning large format tiles with a marble effect that provides a magnificent statement wherever installed.
Porcelain Large Format Tiles
Another popular material choice for large format tiles is porcelain. Its lightweight quality makes it easier to transport and install than other materials, especially for above-ground-floor levels. This porcelain tile also offers durability, is incredibly hard-wearing and easy to maintain, making it a great choice in high-traffic areas of the home, such as the hallways or kitchen.
Concrete-Effect Large Format Tiles
While concrete itself may not be your preferred material, concrete-effect is the perfect alternative. Grand Designs Magazine featured our Concrete Project tiles in their article because of their ability to copy the effects of concrete, creating a chic industrial aesthetic in your home.
If you’re unsure of the best material for your tiles, choose our Timeless Tiles. Large format and available in eight different textures, from wood-effect to concrete-effect.
Large Format Tiles from Roccia
We hope this has given you the inspiration you need to get started on your design project with the help of our large format tiles. You can read our feature on Grand Designs Magazine here for more information on our range of tiles, or visit our tile showroom in Bolton or our flagship store in Preston to speak with our team of tile experts.
Alternatively, enquire online for your FREE consultation with our tile design team to discover how we can help with your project.