There are plenty of things to think about when you’re adding wall tiles to your bathroom. What colour or style is best? Would you prefer ceramic, porcelain, slate, or some other material? What kind of finish would work best?

All good questions, but one of the most fundamental choices is often forgotten: should you use large tiles or small tiles? In some rare cases, smaller tiles will make sense, but you’ll generally find that large ones pull ahead, and here are just a few reasons why.

Modern Appearance

If you’re redecorating an older property or looking to evoke a more antiquated appearance, small tiles are great. However, most bathrooms look best when decorated in a modern fashion. Large tiles are great for crafting that contemporary look because they tend to create a sleeker and more flowing design.

Easier Cleaning

Cleaning isn’t a task anyone looks forward to, and cleaning the tiles of your bathroom is probably going to be one of the least enjoyable activities of the week. You’ll still need to clean larger tiles, but you won’t spend as long doing so. Because the tiles are larger, grout lines are fewer. It’s grout that’s hard to clean because it takes stains easily and doesn’t wipe down like the smooth surface of a tile. Minimize grout to make cleaning quicker and easier.

Ideal for Small or Large Spaces

People will sometimes tell you that smaller tiles are better for smaller spaces, but larger tiles can actually be more effective. They make a room look much larger when used correctly. Since modern bathrooms are almost always on the smaller side, it only makes sense to use larger tiles. The same is true when you’re dealing with a larger space – using lots of little tiles is going to make a larger room look too busy and cluttered.


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