Floor tile provides an easy-to-maintain surface for any floor in any room size. Whether, porcelain or natural stone, tile flooring can define the texture of a room, accentuating the soft warmth or calm freshness of the overall decor. As any shopper knows, there are a wide variety of styles and sizes available that can make choosing the precise tile stressful, especially if your goal is to make your room look larger. A Professional tip to achieve this goal is to buy a large tile to enhance a small room.
Floor tile can now be found in all sizes. The commonly specified tile is 12", 16", 18", and 24" inches. A large tile like the 12" x 12" Carrara floor tile below will deliver a sense of greater space even in small rooms. Less interruption of the flooring surface is the visual key. Therefore limiting a busy appeal from the many grout lines with a smaller tile. To increase the visual vastness of a floor, use a grout of the same or nearly the same color as the tile.
A light color suggests a feeling of a larger space whereas a dark tile can enclose a room. Color can be based on preference so experiment with the colors to see what works best in your design. Compromise can be made with using small dark colored accent tiles with a main neutral tile. A tip to remember is that the larger the tile like our Calacutta floor tile below, the longer the distance the eye will travel from one accent to the next.
Mixing large format tiles and mosaic tiles in the same color and texture provide a refined variation without significantly affecting the sense of space.
An effective strategy for using large floor tile in small spaces is to lay the tile diagonally. A diamond pattern will prevent the viewer from determining the actual space in the room. There can be a constraint to the diagonal pattern, which is too many alcoves, doorways or other interruptions of linear wall. A room with frequently interrupted wall areas presents many challenges to laying tile diagonally.
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