Four reasons you should consider using large format porcelain tiles

Large format tile was once reserved for those with deep pockets, but improvements in technology and manufacturing have made it all the rage for 2021, and it’s here to say. Large format tile offers customers a multi-dimensional approach in how it is to be used. Use it to cover large floor spaces, walls, bathrooms, or even for commercial applications. With hundreds of options to choose from, large format tile is offered in various options, including marble, precious stone, and the most famous porcelain tile. 

Large Format Tile used in a bathroom remodel

At Top Tile Stone, we specialize in the design and installation of large format tiles. From hilltop mansions in La Jolla to Sky Lofts in Vegas, our large format tile work has blessed us with the opportunity to work on unique residential projects and commercial applications, including work on STK Steakhouse and the Versace store. 

So, are large format tiles the best option for your home remodel project? We’ll leave that up to you to decide, but here are a few of the benefits:

  1. CREATE A LARGER THAN LIFE IMPRESSION
Mocha Creme oversized tile used oudoors

From countertops to walls, large floor spaces to pantries, large format porcelain tile can make smaller areas feel large and turn large areas into a grand experience. Because we’re using fewer pieces per linear foot than smaller tiles, this optical illusion gives large format tiles a higher visual level of uniformity and less separation or grout lines.

2. CREATES STRONG FACE VALUE

Large Format Planc Tiles for exterior use

Large-format tiles made of porcelain are not only cost-effective but durable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Using them as a façade for your home or office leaves a grand impression, and with so many options to choose from, you can find a tile that fits both form and function. 

3. HYGIENICALLY SUPERIOR TO SMALL TILES

A kitchen remodel using large format tiles for floor application

Yes. We said hygienic. The use of smaller tiles means more grout lines, more maintenance, and more crevices for bacteria to grow. In short, large format tile means less aftercare, less maintenance, thus leaving less clean-up time and more time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and creative vision. 

4. EXTREME DURABILITY

Porcelain tile is dense, thus providing superior protection and durability.

Porcelain tile is becoming an extremely popular option simply because of its durability. Since porcelain tile is highly dense, it resists scratching, chipping, and cracking. In addition, porcelain tile does not need to be sealed to maintain its waterproof properties, thus making this option the most cost-effective choice that offers the same distinct look as more expensive tiles.  

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT PORCELAIN LARGE FORMAT OR OVERSIZED TILES:

WHAT IS A LARGE FORMAT TILE?

Large format tile is an industry term used to describe any tile larger than 12×12-inches. They come in various sizes but are limited to pieces that are either square or rectangular. As of now, the most significant individual piece you can purchase would be 40×120.

WILL LARGE FORMAT TILES FIT MY DÉCOR?

Thankfully, large format tiles come in a variety of finishes that will suit any architectural style. From modern to rustic, minimal to pattered, large format tiles are a great way to spruce up a wall or add some pizzazz to your bathroom remodel. 

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