Which size tile should I use in a smaller space? - Capozza Floor Covering Center

Which size tile should I use in a smaller space?

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Small bathroom with large tiles

The first instinct for many is to use a smaller format tile, but that is not your only option.  While smaller tiles can be beautiful, they can also feel busy – plus, there are more grout lines to maintain.  Large format tiles can make a space feel more open.

Loads of small tiles in a petite shower…that is A LOT of grout lines!

Petite shower with small tiles

Small tile in a cozy bath can feel a little TOO cozy:

Small floor tiles.

A larger format tile, such as 12”x12”, 18”x18”, or 12”x24”, can visually expand your space by bringing your eye across the room rather than focusing on the smaller tiles and grout lines.  Similarly, a square tile set diagonally will draw your eye outward, making the room seem larger.  An added benefit of larger tiles is fewer grout lines to maintain!  When using larger format tiles, try selecting a matching grout color for a cohesive and seamless look. 

Yes, you can use a large format tile in a tub surround!

Residential Small Space with large tiles

Even a small tile (shown here:  6”x6”) makes the space look bigger when set diagonally:

Entry way diagonal tiles

Large format tiles (shown here: 12”x24”) opens up a small entry:

Residential Small Space Photo #4

Our showroom offers a vast selection of tile, in all shapes, sizes and colors, to complement your home perfectly.  Our Sales Specialists will help select and design your tile layout and, if you need installation, our Project Managers will oversee every detail of it.  

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