Tiles are a completely individual decision, like any aspect of design. You may think that what we may love is awful and you may love something that we wouldn’t care about in my own home. Tiles For Sale Cape Town
This is the beauty of our own individuality, of course, and it explains why there is so much incredible variety when it comes to selecting a tile style, colour or finishes to grace your home.
However, when considering the size of the tiles you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind. What are the best sizes to choose if you have a smaller room or a large room? Should you choose to marry the size of a small room from larger tiles? Will large tiles make things look larger automatically?
Well, it’s not entirely cut and dry but it really depends upon your own personal circumstances and the room itself you have to decorate.
One thing to remember (and there are some exceptions to this rule) is buying tiles relative to how much space you have. So a really large area (maybe an open plan kitchen/dining room) can handle tiles that are really large in size. If you have a medium size bathroom, you might want to go with a medium-sized tile to suit. And the most petite of cloakrooms may look best with smaller, mosaic-style tiles.
One thing to bear in mind, though, is grout lines, which will affect the final result and whether space will look smaller or larger as a result of your hard work. The busier your wall or floor looks, the more grout lines you have, and this may tend to create a narrower room look even more jewellery.
On the other hand of this recommendation is that, for example, a smaller bathroom may have some difficult angles, meaning that a larger tile will need more cuts to fit around those items. If your toilet is located quite close to your shower, for instance, those tiles running along both may require more work than using a smaller tile that will fit better around them.
To make your tiles look larger, one thing you can do is to use a grout colour that is similar to the colour of the tiles you choose. This will make the grid more disappear and your tiles won’t look more ‘ framed ‘ and more seamless.
One area with smaller tiles that you can generally get away is inside a shower cubicle. More grout lines actually mean better traction and less slipping so it can be a great compromise to choose a small or mosaic tile for this region with a larger tile in the rest of the room.
The more distinct dimensions you use within a room, the busier it will look and therefore more compact. So if you want to expand a room visually, using just one or two different styles can be a better choice than getting 4 or 5 distinct tiles all playing off each other.
Last but not least, while sizes play a part, consider your tiles ‘ colour and finish as to how they will expand or contract in a space. Lighter colours and glossy reflective surfaces will create the most of whatever light you have, making a room look larger.
Darker colours and matt finishes – while very chic and on-trend now – can visually make for a cosier looking space. Not that there’s anything wrong with dark, dramatic spaces but if you are trying to make it look bigger, this might not be your best bet – stick to paler shades.
We hope you’ve found our guide helpful today in choosing the sizes of tiles that work best with your individual project!Tiles For Sale Cape Town
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