I hear it all the time, “ I have a small bathroom, so I need a small tile.” But, I am here to tell you that small rooms don’t necessitate small tiles! In fact, larger format tiles can actaully help make your small space seem bigger.
By choosing a larger tile, we are eliminating extra grout lines. This simplification of the layout will give the illision of a larger floor space. Alternatively, smaller tiles will require more tiles, requiring more grout lines which busy the floor space. That creates the illisuion of a smaller space overall.
Check out these 5’ x 8’ bathrooms for a visual of just how the different sized tiles can change the overall look and feel of a room.
A. 6” x 6” tile, straight set installation
B. 12” x 12” tile, straight set installation
C. 18” x 18” tile, straight set installation
D. 18” x 18” tile, diagonal installation
Talk with your Champion Floor Company salesperson about the layout and tile size BEFORE you purchase your tile flooring. You may want to consider a larger format tile to help make those small spaces feel bigger.
A lifelong St. Louisan, Ralph has spent a majority of his career in the flooring industry. He and his wife started Champion Floor Company over 25 years ago and never looked back. Not only has he built one of the most respected hardwood flooring companies in St. Louis, but he has also been able to keep the business family-oriented and quality-driven. If you are looking for answers to your flooring questions, you have come to the right place.