Large-format tiles have become an increasingly popular choice for both homes and commercial spaces. Large format tiles have many benefits, including a modern look, and easier installation and maintenance. The following discusses the advantages of large-format tiles and why they are the ideal solution for a wide range of interior design projects.
One of the biggest benefits of using large format tiles is the spacious and open feel they can create. Larger tiles have fewer overall grout lines, providing a more seamless and open look. This is especially important in high-traffic areas where the use of smaller tiles can create an unsightly appearance due to the buildup of grime and dirt between the tiles.
Another advantage of large-format tiles is their modern appearance. With their sleek and clean lines, large format tiles are perfect for contemporary architectural design. Additionally, their size and rectilinear shapes can be used to create three-dimensional effects, making them an excellent choice for accent walls and other wall coverings.
Durability and Design
In terms of technical performance, large-format porcelain tile is a great choice for commercial settings, where durability and resistance to wear and tear are crucial. Large porcelain stoneware slabs are also stronger than smaller ceramic tiles, making them a perfect choice for high-traffic areas. Large format tiles come in a wide range of colors and designs, making them an excellent choice for a variety of settings and intended uses. For example, wood-look matte porcelain tile or wood-look plank tiles are perfect for kitchen floors, while marble-look large format porcelain tiles are ideal for bathroom walls and floors.
Installation and Maintenance
As in all tile installations, one of the keys to a great end result is taking the time to properly prepare the floor before the installation even starts. This step is even more important with large-format tile installation. There are different methods used to achieve the proper flat surface needed to install large tiles. One option is to use a self-leveling compound spread over the floor to fill in any low areas. It is also essential to use leveling clips, which help avoid any “lips” between tile pieces. Finally, the manufacturer’s instructions should also be followed to avoid tiles being laid in patterns that exaggerate the natural curve in the tile. For instance, tiles should never be installed in a 50% offset pattern as this matches up the lowest and highest points. Installing large format tiles may take some more time, it is a relatively small amount of time when one considers the lifetime of the floor being installed. One of the best qualities of porcelain tile is that it is very durable and, when installed correctly, can last decades. Very often the customer replaces the tile due to it being out of style before it has actually worn out. When it comes to maintenance, large format tiles are an excellent choice because they have fewer grout joints, which means less grime and dirt buildup. They are also easier to clean and maintain than smaller tiles, making them a popular choice for high-traffic areas.
Large-format tiles are an excellent choice for homes and commercial spaces and are increasing in popularity. They offer a classic look with a modern twist and are available in a variety of sizes, designs, and colors to suit any interior design project. Whether you’re looking for the perfect flooring for your kitchen, bathroom, or shower, large format tiles are the best choice for a beautiful floor with easier installation, maintenance and technical performance and we sell them here at Wayne Tile. Call us for more information – Wayne: 973-694-5480, Ramsey: 201-825-8000, Rockaway: 973-625-3209, Sussex: 973-875-7400, Manasquan: 732-359-8418 or stop by one of our six locations to experience and understand the benefits for yourself.