It can be difficult to choose tiles for your home makeover. With so many tile designs, shapes, patterns, sizes, styles, and colors to pick from, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole! We’ve compiled a list of guidelines to help you properly personalize your environment.
1. Larger Tiles Tend To Make a Small Room Look Bigger
Larger-sized floor tiles can make a small room appear larger. Are you curious as to how and why this happened? Because there will be fewer grout lines to disrupt the flooring’s flow. However, don’t use tiles larger than 18″ because they will overwhelm a small space.
2. Small Mosaic Tiles are Good For Adding Texture
Because small mosaic tiles blend around permanent settings such as the toilet, sink, or bathroom, a space flows smoothly despite more frequent grout lines. These tiles work well on bathroom floors with tiled shower trays to create a coordinated aesthetic.
3. Cross-lay Rectangular Tiles For Rectangular Rooms
On the floor of a long, rectangular room, cross-laying plank-style tiles make the area appear bigger than it is.
4. Use Smaller Tiles to Define a Space
Smaller tiles are ideal for establishing a border of bigger floor tiles in the middle of a room, as they create the illusion of a cozier atmosphere.
5. Opt For Random Patterns
Use tiles in a random pattern that are of the same color and finish. If you employ non-random patterns and integrally patterned tiles, your space may appear small.
Now that you know the nitty-gritty about tile shapes as well as tile sizes, here’s a quick reference to basic tile forms to help you choose the perfect tile pattern and shape for your project.
1. Square-Shaped Tiles
They are the most popular and often used option. It’s probably because they’re simple to work with and figure out how many tiles you’ll need. The following sizes are available in most square tiles: 2, 3, 4,6,8, 12, 16, 18, and 24 inches However, if you’re seeking for floor tiles, greater sizes from 6″ upwards are available.
2. Subway Tiles
These are classic. Subway tiles are a subset of rectangular tiles that come in a variety of sizes, with widths ranging from 1′′ to 2′′, 3′′, and 4′′ and lengths of 4′′, 6′′, 8′′, and 12′′. These tiles are commonly used for walls, especially in kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, but they can also be used for floors.
3. Plank Tiles
Printing wood-look and stone-look ceramic tiles is now achievable thanks to developments in printing technology! While most stone-look tiles are square or rectangular in shape, wood-look tiles are available in plank lengths to mimic the size of real hardwood boards. In general, though, shorter lengths of plank tiles are more common than the real thing. Subway tiles are also shorter than plank tiles. Their widths are commonly 4′′, 6′′, 7′′, 8′′, or 9′′, with lengths of 12′′, 24′′, 36′′, and 48′′.
Plank tiles are excellent if you have a medium to large space! In your area, these tile forms create active patterns and aesthetic intrigue.
4. Hexagon And Octagon-Shaped Tiles
Interior design trends are heavily influenced by hexagon and octagon tile forms. And it’s been popular for a long time. These are appropriate for both the wall and the floor. They are typically 4″ by 6″ and 8″ in size. These tile forms are the most traditional way to decorate a bathroom floor, and they can also be used as a stylish backsplash.
You can also read about Choosing the Finest Tiles for Your Living Room if you’re into a living room renovation!