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47 Stylish And Edgy Large Format Tile Ideas
There are lots of types of tiles you may rock in your bathroom: subway and square, fish scale and hexagon, skinny and many others but today’s roundup is about giving your bathroom a contemporary feel with large format tiles.
What Are Large Format Tiles?
Larger size tiles are mostly that are 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″ or 24″ x 24″, 36″ x 36″, 48″ x 48″, and there are even more sizes to rock. From ceramic to porcelain, large format tile come in a variety of materials. They give you a seamless look due to their size.
a contemporary bathroom with glossy white tiles, large scale tiles on the floor, black fixtures and a window for more light
Pros of Large Format Tiles
One of the biggest advantages of large format tiles is the fewer grout lines. Since you have minimal grout lines, your floor or wall will have less grout joints. That means, it will have a smooth, uninterrupted finish that smaller tiles can’t compete with. Large format floor tiles are an excellent option as they create a great visual interest. Besides, grout lines can be a magnet for dirt and grime, so the fewer, the better. Plus, larger format tiles are often easier to clean due to their larger surfaces.
Large format tile versatility makes them an excellent choice for various applications around your home. Larger sizes are perfect as wall tile to show off patterns with minimal grout lines.
Using large format tiles in a smaller room creates an illusion of a larger space. Fewer grout lines mean less visual interruption, making your room feel more expansive.
a contemporary bathroom with grey marble tiles and wooden paneling in the shower space, a floating vanity and a skylight
a contemporary bathroom with large format and geo tiles, a stained vanity, a marble sink, an oval tub and a round mirror
a contemporary bathroom with windows, large scale tiles, a timber vanity, a rattan pouf and some artwork
a contemporary bathroom with wooden beams, a grey tile wall, a bathtub, black textiles and candles
a contemporary black bathroom accented with light-stained wooden slabs, a black tub and black large scale tiles, a glazed wall and a stone platform
a cool shower space with large scale tiles and a pebble floor, steps as storage units and a niche inside the wall
a gorgeous minimalist grey bathroom with large scale tiles, a pendant lamp and a floating vanity with a sink
a large shower space with large format tiles and hexagon ones on the floor plus a niche for storage and decor
a lovely contemporary bathroom with grey large format tiles, a timber vanity, shutters, an oval tub and a stone stool
a minimalist bathroom clad with grey large scale tiles, a frosted glass window and some greenery
a minimalist bathroom with a marble wall, large format grey tiles and smaller ones, a white vanity and black fixtures
a minimalist bathroom with a shower with large scale tiles and a skylight, a timber vanity, a wooden stool and a mirror
a minimalist bathroom with grey stone large scale tiles, an oval tub and a shower space plus a window
a minimalist bathroom with large scale concrete tiles, white appliances, a wooden stool and a window with non-sheer glass
a minimalist bathroom with white marble and black large formal tiles, a shower and white appliances is cool
Cons of Large Format Tiles
Installing large format tiles can be tricky and usually requires a professional hand. Bigger tiles due to their size and weight, they are harder to handle and require a flat substrate to prevent cracking.
Larger floor tiles are less forgiving when it comes to imperfections. Even minor leveling issues can lead to ‘lippage’ – where the edge of a tile sticks up higher than its neighbor.
While big tiles are great for a modern, seamless cohesive look, they may not be the best choice if you prefer a more traditional or intricate pattern. Smaller format tiles offer more options when it comes to detailed designs.
If a tile gets damaged, replacing large tiles can be more challenging than smaller ones, as you might need to replace a larger area.
Curved surfaces or walls may not be suitable for large format tiles due to their size and rigidity. These are all the pros and cons of these beautiful tiles, now tell us in the comments whether you are going to have them or not. Now that you know all the pros and cons of these tiles, you can decide whether they fit your space or not. Take a look at the ideas and get inspired!
a minimalist grey bathroom with concrete walls and large scale tiles on the floor, a stained vanity, an oval tub, potted greenery and a window
a minimalist white and grey bathroom accented with black fixtures looks more interesting and chic
a modern bathroom with grey large format tiles, black fixtures, a timber vanity and a small window
a modern bathroom with large format hexagon tiles and stacked skinny ones, a shower, a tub and wooden rugs
a modern bathroom with neutral large format tiles, a timber vanity, black fixtures, greenery, a mirror cabinet
a modern bathroom with white subway and stone large format tiles, an oval tub, a black vanity, some baskets and a stool
a modern neutral bathroom with large format grey tiles, a wooden bench, a dark vanity, some neutral fixtures
a modern neutral bathroom with white square and large format tiles, a white vanity, a stool with a potted plant and some lights
a neutral bathroom with mismatching tiles, an oval tub, a grey tile accent wall, pendant porcelain pendant lamps
a neutral bathroom with tiles cladding the walls and floor, an oval tub, a floating vanity with tan sinks and black fixtures
a neutral boho bathroom with large format tiles, an oval tub, a wooden vanity and a stool, woven pendant lamps
a refined minimalist bathroom with grey large scale tiles, an oval tub and a white vanity, a window and some greenery