Three Ways Tile Can Make Your Room Look Larger

Tile Floors Portland

A new tile floor can add warmth and beauty to any room in your house. The durability and ease of maintenance of tile make it a popular choice among homeowners today. One common theme among many of these homeowners today is wanting to make their rooms look larger. Did you know that there are ways you can design your new tile floors to help make your rooms look larger?  In this article we’ll discuss three ways you can achieve this using tile.

With the wide variety of tiles available today, we are no longer limited to floor tiles 12″ or smaller.  We now have numerous sizes of tile available up to 24″ and sometimes even larger.  One easy way a homeowner can make their room appear larger is to select a larger format tile.  A 16″ or 18″ tile will generally give a room a larger feeling than a 12″ tile. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of grout lines.  The less grout lines, the less busy your floor is and the more expansive it appears. This expansiveness naturally will make your room appear larger.  Selecting a grout color that closely matches the tile itself will help in the same way as well.

The way you have your tile installed can have an effect on whether or not your room looks longer as well.  One trick is to install your tile diagonally or sometimes called “on point”.  This helps break up the room a little and also will make your tiles look bigger in addition to your room feel larger. This technique can be performed in small bathrooms or utility rooms on up to entry/foyers and great rooms.  Regardless of the size of tile you choose to you, installing it diagonally will give your room a larger appearance.

The third way of making your room look larger combines both techniques described above with relationship to size and layout. previously.  Mixing 3 or more sizes together and creating a tile pattern from it can give your room the feel of being larger than it is. One of the more popular tile patterns that uses 3 or more sizes is called a Versailles Pattern.  This pattern will help create a feel of expansiveness which in turn will make you room feel bigger.  It can be difficult designing the right pattern to incorporate multiple sizes but your Macadam Floor and Design representative can assist you.

Making rooms feel larger seems to be a common goal among homeowners today.  Not only does it add a more inviting feel to your home, it can also help with the resale aspect as well. Making your room feel larger can be achieved just by adjusting the size and layout of your new tile floor. Whichever method you decide, today’s technology has allowed for a seemingly endless selection of tile to choose from.  Tile comes in numerous sizes, shapes, textures and colors so you are sure to find just the right look for your home.