A – Z of tiling L is for Large Format

Wednesday 3 February 2016, Written by Tags: A to Z

On the Style Files and Inspiration this week we are looking at large format tiles. When it comes to choosing tiles the choices are endless and perhaps, at times, a little overwhelming! Here at Original Style we believe tiles have the ability to transform any interior space and large format tiles are the perfect choice for the undecided.

Here's a look at some of the advantages of large format tiles:

  • Large format tiles offer a no-nonsense, sleek and unfussy appeal. This is mainly due to the fact that using tiles of this size results in far fewer grout lines, allowing a clean and uninterrupted finish.

  • Using oversized tiles in a small area tricks the eye into thinking that the room is much bigger than it really is, so can help to create a sense of scale where it doesn't naturally exist. 

  • Large format tiles means less grout gaps, which means less cleaning - bonus!

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. These materials 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.

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. Whether you opt for slatemarble or limestone natural stone offers astonishing durability and lasting beauty. Take a look at our Earthworks collection if you're considering natural stone.

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

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