Whether you are doing a DIY home project or have a contractor coming in to help you redesign your home choosing the right tile for your home is an important part of your home design. When choosing porcelain tile it is important to understand the different design components that contribute to your complete look. For instance, whether or not you choose a large format tile or smaller format tiles it is important to understand what to choose and why.
So before we go any further let’s answer an important question. What is porcelain tile? Not all ceramic tile is porcelain, but all porcelain tile is considered a specific kind of ceramic. A dry pressed CERAMIC tile with water absorption below 0.5% is called porcelain tile. Water absorption is the method used to measure the density/hardness of the ceramic.
What is large format tile?
Up until 2011 The Tile Council of North America defined large format tile as tile that is 8″ x 8″ or greater. Since then the definition has changed to include tiles that are 15″x15″ or greater. And even now as technology changes we are finding that tile formats continue to be larger and thinner than before. As a result we are now able to produce wood look tiles, marble look tiles, concrete look tiles and more all in varying sizes.
Why large format tile?
While larger format tiles are a more recently popular trend, it is most assuredly a lasting tile trend. With large format tiles the large tile size reduces the total grout lines in a space thus improving the seamlessness of the design and the visual appeal. Less grout lines also makes a space look and feel larger.
Whether you are looking for a modern update in the form of a concrete look tile or a classic marble look large format tiles are an exceptional size choice that help enhance these looks. From 24×24 up to 48×48 you will find that no matter the design, large format makes your tile design come together in a more seamless and appealing way. Our inventory includes concrete look tiles, marble look tiles, wood look tile and more.