Apr 13, 2023 | Carpet One Floor & Home
One of the top flooring trends on the market right now is oversized tiles. Available in various colors, styles, patterns, shapes, and sizes, these tiles are the perfect addition to all kinds of homes. But what makes these tiles so trendy and unique? Primarily, their size.
Tile is considered "large format" or "oversized" once it’s beyond the typical 12x12 size. Anything smaller than 12x12 is usually used for flooring, walls, as part of a mosaic, or even a backsplash, whereas large format tiles are best used for flooring, large accent walls, or oversized walk-in showers. Common oversized tile sizes include 16x16, 18x18, 24x24, 12x24, and even 24x48, sometimes larger!
These tiles are the perfect way to make a room look and feel bigger and draw attention to a room. Thanks to fewer grout lines, the larger tile size helps make walls look seemingly endless. If you are looking for a way to stay on top of current tile trends, opting for an oversized or large format tile is a great choice. Not only will it last for years to come, but it will also show off your keen sense of interior design!
One of the ways these tiles are making waves is in flooring. Whether you have an open concept home with wide-open spaces or a unique layout that’s a bit more compartmentalized, large floor tiles can completely revitalize the look of an atmosphere. Because there are fewer overall tiles used, spaces look more open and more polished with large floor tiles. What’s better? Oversized floor tiles are adaptable to nearly any design style, whether you want the perfect industrial look, a Scandinavian minimalism feel, a modern farmhouse style, or something completely unique!
Tile:Borigni in white by Emser
Some of the most popular large-format floor tile types and patterns are concrete looks, wood looks, and natural stone looks. All three of these stunning floor tiles demonstrate just how beautiful these floor tiles can make any room look, especially thanks to their sleek appearance. Try them in living rooms, dining rooms, basements, or even dens for an upgraded interior design look.
Bathrooms are well-known as a space in the home that is worth the investment. When it comes to creating the bathroom of your dreams, oversized bathroom tiles could be the best way to bring your vision to life. Large bathroom tiles are stunningly beautiful because they take hold of the design and pack a powerful punch.
Tile: Fabric Art Modern Linear in dark gray by Bel Terra
There are a few different ways to use large bathroom tiles, including on bathroom flooring, walls, in showers, or a combination of these areas. For a cool, modern look, large bathroom tiles from floor to ceiling and throughout the room are your best bet. For a touch of elegance and class, you can try oversized bathroom tiles on the floors and in the shower. No matter what you choose, these large format tiles are sure to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom!
Oversized wall tiles are stealing the show on accent walls all over the place. They can quickly unite a space thanks to their sheer size and striking look, while also providing an element of awe. For a design that’s simple but perfectly stated, check out neutral-colored large format tiles like beiges, grays, or even deep charcoal and black. These colors, while permanent once installed, can suit a variety of design aesthetics so you won’t have to worry about changing design trends. For a brighter, more fun accent wall using large wall tiles, think about something with texture or color. Either option is perfect for creating that perfect combination of unique design and flair in any home!
Tile: Consulate in premier grey by Daltile
If you’re interested in learning more about these large tiles, check out our about tile page or get started finding your perfect tile by viewing a variety of tile options here. Or, visit your local Carpet One Floor & Home to speak to a flooring expert today!