Tiles come in an array of shapes and sizes and there are no hard and fast rules about what to choose, it’s really down to your personal preference.
It’s a common misconception that in a small bathroom you should use small tiles, when actually using larger tiles can help to make the space look bigger, especially in a light colour or gloss finish, and having fewer grout lines gives a more seamless look.
Certain styles of tile lend themselves to certain sizes. Some of our tiles include more than one size in the same design, such as 300x600mm, 600x600mm and mosaic tiles can be combined within the same room for a fully coordinated look. For example, using mixed mosaic tiles to create a feature behind a basin or in the shower area.
Wall tiles or floor tiles?
It is the tile material and type of glaze rather than the shape or size of a tile that dictates whether it can be used on walls, floors or both. Some of our tiles are suitable for walls and shouldn’t be used on floors, although any tiles that is suitable for use on the floor can also be used on the walls, giving you plenty of til options to choose from.
How do I choose?
For larger tiles we recommend fixing a ⅓ bond, where the edge of one tile is one third of the way along the tile on the row below. Or stack bond so that the edges of all the tiles are in line with tiles above and below. For a more trend-led look, consider tiling in a herringbone pattern, which looks great with small format tiles or wood effect planks.
It’s always best to find a local installer to help fit tiles and your local Showroom Manager is always happy to support you. Browse our range of tiles online or visit your local Showroom