From the entrance hall and sitting room to the bathroom and kitchen, tiles are a great way to style up your living space. For best results, the size of the tiles really does matter.
The question of whether to choose large or small tiles for your home is often debated, but we are here to clear up any confusion and help you to choose the most suitable tile size for your space.
Large vs Small tiles
Tiles that measure up to 30cm squared are small, as are rectangular pieces with similar measurements. Large ones, on the other hand, are those bigger than 30cm.
Large ones work best in big rooms while small pieces are better suited to smaller rooms. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, and it is also a matter of taste and personal preference.
Small Pieces Add Pattern and Depth
While large patterns can look great in big rooms, small sizes also have their place in larger spaces. Depending on the shape and pattern, small pieces can be used to add depth to a room and make it feel more compact. Small ceramics can also be used to add complexity and interest.
When used in a large space, small tiles can create an out-of-the-box design, perfect for homeowners looking for something unique. Smaller tiles can also be mixed with different shapes to form enticing patterns.
If your space is small, a busy patterned tile maybe a little too much. In this case, neutral-colored tiles are a great option. Our Calacatta Gold Royal Polished Marble exudes an understated elegance that’s perfect for small and large rooms alike. The marble benefits from bold grey veining, non-traditional mosaic, molding options, and a polished finish. The collection is suitable for use on floors and walls and changes any living space from ordinary to noteworthy.
Pros of Small Tiles
- Easy to combine different shapes and patterns
- Easy to transport and install
- Little waste during installation
Create Uniform Surfaces
Big tiles are a perfect choice for those who enjoy consistency and minimalism. They fit best in large interiors, both on floors and walls. The large size makes them quicker to lay and creates a uniform surface, making the room look big, bright, and minimalistic.
In contrast, large tiles are not ideal for those hoping to mix shape, color, or pattern. If you want to create an intricate design, small tiles are your best option.
Benefits of Large Tiles
- Create a uniform surface
- Fewer grout lines make them easier to clean
- Can make rooms look big, bright, and minimal
A note from our designers…
Large tiles are the way to go if you’re looking to create a uniform surface. On the other hand, if you want to add pattern or depth to a room, small tiles are your best option. Our Calacatta Gold Royal Polished Marble come in three sizes – with them, your home will look warm and welcoming this holiday season.