When it comes to wall and floor tiles, size can make a huge difference. It’s not just size that counts either; it’s how you use these tiles. Long narrow tiles can be used either horizontally or vertically, and each will have a differing effect on how the room is viewed. Using narrow tiles horizontally can make a small room look larger whilst using those same tiles vertically can help to make a large room look smaller.
Of course, the opposite effect is also possible. Narrow tiles used vertically will make a small room look very small whilst those same tiles used horizontally in a large room can make it look even larger. If you combine both – that is, use tiles both horizontally and vertically, then you will reduce the effect that tiles have on how a room is viewed.
You can also use different-sized tiles as shown in the image. Here, we have combined small, medium and large squares to create an interesting effect. You are not restricted to squares, however, you will need to be careful to ensure you can create the desired result. For best effect, select an area – for example, three or four square tiles – then create your design in this area. You can then just replicate that design across the whole floor.
Our tile experts can help you create a design that includes tiles of different sizes. You can also use different tile types, a popular option being glass mosaic, to break up large tile spaces. This can be used to effect on walls, more so if you want to frame an area of interest. Éco Dépôt Céramique are one of Montreal’s leading tile specialists – come and pick our brains if you’re planning a tile project. We can help you turn a plain old wall or floor into work or art – or, at least, something you’ll be proud to show your friends and family.