There are actually a significant number of benefits to laying large tiles in comparison to smaller tiles, however both have their disadvantages and advantages depending on the area that is to be tiled. If you are considering laying large format tiles, typically 60 x 60 cm tiles or larger, it is apparent that they are better suited to large open spaces, where less cutting and grout is required.
We recommend laying large format tiles in areas such as hallways, dining rooms, hotel lobbies, outdoor patios, residential kitchens and any large commercial spaces such as shopping malls and car parks.
The popularity of large format tiles are growing rapidly, with some smaller tiles becoming extinct as the larger tile replace them. This is due to the promotions of a large and very open look that large format tiles provide. Although the installation of large format tiles are sometimes more time consuming for tilers than the traditional 30 x 30 tiles, they cannot be beaten for their aesthetics, ease of maintenance, minimal grout, functionality and appeal.
So what are the benefits?
Nerang Tiles has compiled a list of benefits of format tiles that we think you should consider. For further information and to see the tiles in real life, please visit our award winning showroom at 83 Lawrence Drive, Nerang 4211.
Long hallways and larger residential rooms have always been a representation of significant wealth and luxury. Large format tiles provide a seamless and continuous floor because they require less grout joints and ‘framing of tiles’, this allows you to visually lengthen the size of a room or floor space without compromising on a room’s design.
Easier to Maintain
Compared to smaller tiles such as 30 x 30 cm or even mosaics which require a significant number of grout joints on any floor or wall space, large shaped tiles provide an easier cleaning and maintenance option. With less grout joints comes less cleaning and risk of cracking or lipping of tiles.
Open Space Feel
If you are after a larger look for your main hall, lobby, room or kitchen then large format tiles are exactly what you should consider when designing a spacious floor plan. Smaller tiles can actually have the opposite effect and make a room feel over populated and smaller. The reason for this is because the more grout joints that are applied to a floor or wall which actually have a restrictive feeling that aesthetically bring the draw the walls closer together.
In comparison, large format tiles can create a more open space for the reasons explained above. It is obvious why most luxury end commercial buildings and residential homes, as well as interior designers are always applying large format tiles to both the floor and walls of their premises.