Large format tiles have been increasing in popularity for some time now. As technology has improved, manufacturers are able to produce thinner, more durable ceramic tiles in sizes not previously feasible. With that improvement in technology has come a corresponding reduction in price, making large format tiles something accessible to ever-widening audiences.
From a design perspective, large tiles can serve a number of purposes: they can create the illusion of depth in small spaces, giving length and depth with their dramatic proportions; they can provide a more modern look, in contrast to the small, square tiles that have been available for millennia; and they can lend a clean, sleek look by minimizing the appearance of grout lines.
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Large format subway tiles in bold patterns create a dramatic and clean backdrop for a modern vanity.
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This bath shows using different tones and sizes of tiles create visual interest, while neutral earth tones maintain an aspect of tradition.
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Elegant, traditional and still current in style, this lovely bath features two different tiles; vertical installation creates a sense of depth and grandeur.