Preferences for floor tile sizes are becoming more divided. Large format tiles or small mosaic gems are replacing regular small square tiles.
Well, generally it depends on the size of the room and the look you’re trying to achieve but consider these pros and cons of each and you’ll make a more informed decision.
A tile larger than 30x30cm is generally described as ‘large format’. Large format tiles expand the space so are good for smaller rooms, although in really small rooms they can look a bit overpowering. They are easy to maintain; there is less grout due to fewer joints and narrow grout joint widths and more tile surface so cleaning them is easier than regular tiles (it is easier to clean a tiles’ surface than to clean grout).
Large format tiles can be used both for traditional style bathrooms and kitchens and more modern sleek styles too. They are good for a minimalist streamlined look and add a timeless accent to your room.
At the other end of the scale, mosaic tiles can be used for a multitude of surfaces besides bathroom walls or kitchen backsplashes. They can be used around washbasins, as an accent strip or mural in a shower area as well as on horizontal surfaces. Mosaic floor tiles look especially stunning on small floor areas. They come in a multitude of styles, colours and materials and add instant depth and interest to any part of the room.
Laying mosaic tiles is also relatively simple; they are easy to shape and cut around any piece of wall or floor surface.
Whether you're tiling a small space or looking to make a room feel larger with smaller format tiles, you're sure to find something that catches your eye here.
From bright contemporary colours to traditional tiles with bevelled edges, we have a wide range of wall and floor tiles
Cosmo Tiles has two tile showrooms in Glasgow and Greenock. Pop in and see us, our experienced staff will help you to choose a tile suitable for your home. We have a wide selection of ceramic and porcelain tiles to choose from in different textures and finishes.