August 30, 2019 | Updated: July 4, 2022
Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom or updating the kitchen?
Here are some tips to help you decide the right size tile and make the most of your space. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of the different types of tiles and give you some examples so that you can get a sense of how to use them in your home.
Many people think that large-format tiles only go well with spacious rooms, with high ceilings and large windows, but this is not true at all. They are also ideal for small places, like the bathroom or toilet, as they give a sense of openness and warmth to any room. Moreover, because of their size, fewer are needed per space, meaning fewer grout lines, less maintenance, and easy cleaning. In this regard, we propose you to use them both on walls and floors, creating a uniform surface that brings continuity and beauty to your home.
The Dover collection is available in five elegant colours (Acero, Caliza, Arena, Topo and Antracita) and the Dover Antique version, a mosaic with a combination of different, apparently unconnected motifs.
Choose small square tiles, like the Moroccan zellige tiles, if what you want is to add a vintage and antique touch to your house. The exotic look of this flooring gives character to rooms that would otherwise be plain and lacking in personality. Moreover, they have a shimmery yet organic nature that makes them an ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Inspired by traditional Moroccan ceramics, their irregular edges and manually-made imperfections make up a varied, bright, and lively line.
Because of the nature of glass or mix mosaic, it is very luminescent and reflects light to brighten a room. With their reflections, they create highly dynamic spaces and provide volume and texture. Moreover, they are notably versatile since you can install them in almost every room in your home, from backsplashes to showers; the only limits are those set by your creativity.
Mosaics made of a combination of marble and glass, with chips that can be square or rectangular, depending on the model.
Subway tiles have become one of the most popular materials not only for kitchens but also for bathrooms of all styles. The main reason? Its everlasting appeal, as we have already said in a previous post on this blog, focused on this classic and gorgeous tile. Click on this link to learn more about this trendy wall covering.
For anyone who wants to lend their home décor a retro vintage feel that is practical and hygienic at the same time, the subway tile is perfect.
This kind of tiles is the less risky alternative when decorating a room due to its elegant simplicity and balanced proportion. Just make sure that they have rectified edges and you (or the installers) use a grout colour that matches them. This way, you will create a simplified, modern space, easy to maintain and clean.
An endless geometrical pattern that is achieved by joining different pieces formed by straight diagonal lines perfectly placed. It will focus attention on any environment and create an endless depth.
If you want to make the room look taller than it is, you may consider installing rectangular tiles vertically. It elongates the height of the room and adds a minimalist touch to any space, creating an airy and spacious feel.
Glossy wall tiles, perfect for the bathroom or kitchen. The Malaga collection comes in five different colours (Ocean, Beige, White, Aqua and Acero), with a delicate rippled surface which certainly imitates the ocean.