Welcome to our latest blog post where we delve into the dynamic world of large format tiles with the guidance of none other than Julee Ireland, our esteemed expert in interior design and Tile Mart's brand ambassador. In her most recent TMU episode, Julee takes us on an insightful journey, exploring the nuances of large format tiles—a trend that's rapidly gaining momentum in the design world.
Large format tiles, as Julee explains, are significantly larger than standard tiles, and their expansive size offers a sleek, contemporary look that is highly sought after in modern design. These tiles not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of a space by creating a more seamless and open feel but also minimize grout lines, leading to a cleaner and more cohesive surface. Julee particularly emphasizes the advantages of large format porcelain tiles, which are fired at extremely high temperatures. This process provides them with remarkable durability and resistance to wear and tear, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. Furthermore, their low maintenance nature adds to their practicality and makes them a favorite among homeowners and commercial designers alike. Julee's insights reveal why large format tiles, especially porcelain varieties, are not just a passing trend, but a transformative element in contemporary interior design. Interested in large formats for your space? View our Large Format collection to see an array of large format tiles to inspire your next design project!
Additionally, Julee explores the reasons why large format porcelain tile is an excellent choice for those seeking a luxurious look without the hefty price tag. These tiles offer the beauty of natural stone or marble, available in a wide range of realistic patterns, but at a fraction of the cost of the real materials. While there may be slightly higher fabrication and installation costs due to their size and weight, the overall expense is still significantly lower than using actual marble or stone. The result is a clean, symmetrical appearance that brings a touch of sophistication to any space. Imagine having marble-like walls in your shower without the financial strain – Large Format Porcelain tiles make this possible, offering the opulent look of stone or marble in a more budget-friendly way. Shop our popular Ash large format tile for a look of natural stone at the fraction of the cost.