August 30, 2019

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Home renovation tips: how to choose the right size tile

Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom or updating the kitchen? Would you like to change the tiles but you don’t know which ones would look better? Here are some tips to help you decide the right size tile and make the most of your space.

1. Large square tiles: continuity and beauty

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.

Credit: @tatyana_design_ny

2. Small square tiles: vintage look and personality

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.

Credits: @estudiomatmata

3. Glass mosaic tiles: bright and dynamism  

Because of the nature of glass 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.

Credit: @pureplumbingandheatingservices

4. Classic subway tiles: timelessness and style 

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.

Credits: @leskokottesamanagent

5. Medium-sized tiles: simplicity and balance

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.

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Credits: @devon_grace_interiors

6. Narrow tiles: height and minimalism 

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.

Credits: @estudiomatmata


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