Why big­ger tiles are pop­u­lar

Lesotho Times - - Property -

WITH larger for­mat tiles you can en­joy a sleeker, smoother floor fin­ish with­out wor­ry­ing about main­tain­ing and clean­ing end­less grout lines. 1. Larger tiles lend the im­pres­sion that a small room is big­ger This is a pop­u­lar trick as it not only works re­ally well, but re­quires lit­tle ef­fort. All you need is to sim­ply in­stall big­ger tiles.

Another rea­son this con­cept is ef­fec­tive is be­cause as the eye sees large tiles the brain au­to­mat­i­cally as­so­ciates them with a large space, in ef­fect, trick­ing you into think­ing you are look­ing at a larger area than it re­ally is. 2. Vis­ually more ap­peal­ing and adds a touch of class to the home Us­ing stone tiles can make a home look high­end, and in­stalling them will in­crease the value of a home.

The same ap­plies when us­ing large rec­tan­gu­lar tiles - they tend to elon­gate the room and give it a sleeker and lighter feel. 3. Less grout lines If the size of the tiles in­crease, the amount of grout joints will de­crease and this means there is less grout to look after.

Too many grout lines can also give the il­lu­sion that the space is smaller than it ac­tu­ally is.

This works well with open con­cept homes. 4. Floors be­come much eas­ier to clean and main­tain The fewer the grout lines, the bet­ter it is to main­tain and clean them. With less grout lines to clean one saves time and money on clean­ing prod­ucts. 5. LARGER TILES ARE EAS­IER TO fit AND PLACE When us­ing large tiles, one ends up cut­ting and mea­sur­ing them less. Tiles mea­sur­ing 1000 x 1000mm cover the same area as the 3 x 600 x 600mm tiles do. Big tiles also re­quire a level screed. 6. More ver­sa­tile than smaller tiles

Large tiles are more suited for a va­ri­ety of sur­faces like shower walls or fo­cus walls in din­ing or family rooms.

One can use large tiles to create a seam­less look on a fea­ture wall.

This will create a beau­ti­ful focal point in the home and can give the il­lu­sion that the space is big­ger than it is. 7. Larger tiles create a sense of calm and tran­quil­lity

Larger tiles can make your home feel more open and light, es­pe­cially if one uses tiles that are beige, nude or white for ex­am­ple.

8. Faster in­stal­la­tion time

Make sure the in­staller is aware of the ex­tra prepa­ra­tion work be­fore­hand like lev­el­ling the sur­face be­fore in­stal­la­tion — this should go smoothly and quickly.

Once all the nec­es­sary prepa­ra­tion is done, then in­stalling the tiles should go much faster as com­pared to smaller tiles.

This is be­cause larger tiles cover larger ar­eas, thereby cut­ting down the in­stal­la­tion time. 9. LARGER TILES EN­HANCE THE flow AND FEEL of a room or space

A larger tile means less in­ter­rup­tion of the floor­ing sur­face, which makes the floor look more stream­lined and open.

They also tend to have more move­ment and colour vari­a­tions, mak­ing them more con­sis­tent than smaller tiles. 10. Con­tem­po­rary and on trend

These fash­ion­able tiles are eye-catch­ing and be­cause they are big­ger, home­own­ers can eas­ily ad­mire their graph­ics.

Larger tiles com­ple­ment the cur­rent trend lean­ing to­wards clean lined spa­ces and less clut­ter.

IF the size of the tiles in­creases, the amount of grout joints will de­crease and this means there is less grout to look after.

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