National Tiles has observed a growing interest from buyers in large format tiles for walls and floors.

Till a few years ago, the large format tile was a rarity; however, thanks to technological improvements in tile manufacturing, tiles in sizes such as 600 x 600mm, 800 x 800mm and 500 x 1000mm are now available in a variety of styles, presenting exciting design possibilities for walls and floors.

National Tiles recommends large format tiles for several reasons:

They’re beautifully simple. One of the recent trends in bathroom and kitchen design is to install large format tiles so that an expansive, seamless appearance is achieved with minimal grout lines. Cleaning is also simplified as a result.

They make rooms look bigger. Large format tiles help create a feeling of space in a small room. Large tiles on a bathroom floor and walls mean fewer grout lines, helping reduce the visual clutter. One can either use the same tile on the wall and floor, or create a contrast with large square tiles on the floor and rectangular 300 x 600mm tiles on the walls. Depending on the direction laid, the rectangles will appear to either lengthen the room or increase the height.

They’re versatile. Large format tiles are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens as well as in various indoor and outdoor spaces with the tiles available in a range of finishes and colours. Examples include hallways, dining rooms, patios and other outdoor entertaining areas.

They’re a tile of the future. Increasingly popular in apartments and commercial spaces, large format tiles present a smart choice for a long-term contemporary effect.