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Choosing the right size porcelain tile for your project

People can spend so much time thinking about the colour, or the style, of a tile that one of the most important aspects can often be overlooked… size.

And that’s a shame, because the dimensions of a tile can radically alter the whole appearance of a room.

In recent years, we’ve seen a definite trend towards larger format tiles. These grand porcelain slabs exude elegance, transforming the spaces they occupy into modern, must-see masterpieces.
Larger tiles can trick the eye into thinking a room is bigger than it actually is; ideal if you are wanting to enhance an already substantial space, or make a small space feel larger.

Rectangular floor tiles are great for their ability to elongate an area, while the striking, striped layout can add character and style to a room.

From a practical point of view, a larger profile also means fewer grout lines, allowing for a clean, sleek look, with the added bonus of less maintenance.
Large format is an Atlas Concorde forte. Their Boost collection grows in grandeur the grander you go, creating stark urban statements in restaurants, hotels and houses.
Technological advancements have meant large format porcelain tiles are now more widely available, but that’s not to say there still isn’t room for a smaller alternative.
One of the disadvantages levelled against ‘tinier’ tiles is the fact that they can make a room look too busy.

This doesn’t have to be a negative though.
Utilised in a creative manner, smaller tiles can create quirky, imaginative patterns.
They can be comfortably combined with each other for unconventional displays that showcase artistic flair.

Smaller rooms sometimes also require a more deft approach. Whereas a larger piece of porcelain may prove tricky to fit, a smaller version may lend itself to awkward, cramped angles.
A lot of factors come into play when choosing the size of a tile. The type of project. The size of the room. Cost. Personal taste.

The Collins White team is always on hand to offer expertise and professional advice.
As one of the country’s leading importers of porcelain tiles we deal with a huge variety of shapes and styles every single day.
Add to that the vast amount of projects we have worked on over the years, it’s fair to say we know a thing or two when it comes to choosing the right tile.
Whichever size you do end up selecting, the fit should always match the quality of the product.
We never settle for second best at Collins White, which is why we are more than happy to recommend fitting teams.
Not only will we work alongside them to ensure swift delivery of products and materials, we will also advise on the actual fitting.