Keen followers of interior design trends will know that large format tiles are very much en vogue right now and, whilst once the preserve of grand private residences and luxury hotels, are increasingly being used in homes of all types.
Big, expansive tiles are being deployed in bathrooms more and more often too, regardless of how small or large the rooms are as an increasing number of DIYers realise that large format tiles can make even the pokiest of bathrooms look bigger thanks to the seamless aesthetic they create when used on both walls and floors. Here we take a look at five of the hottest large format tiles for bathrooms available right now…
Big, bold marbles are enjoying quite a resurgence right now and you can’t get bigger or bolder than our Invictus range. Measuring in at 800x800mm and with a companion, matt finish mosaic available to complete the look, these super-stylish marble effect tiles look great in even the smallest of bathrooms. We’re seeing these deployed quite frequently in wetrooms or bathrooms without a bath, with the large format polished tile used across walls whilst the mosaic forms the floor space within the shower cubicle area. Team with chrome or brass faucets and decal elements for maximum effect.
Rather disappointingly this tile doesn’t take its name from Simple Minds 1983 hit of the same name (however much we want that to be true). It does however inspire those who install it to “step on up to the Waterfront” given its plush, industrial-inspired surface design that’s so attractive that you can’t help but walk all over it. The 900x900mm version of this matt finish fired cement effect tile is available in three subtle colour variants and looks the business when used on walls and floors in walk-in showers and augmented by exposed brick walls and industrial-style cage lighting. Also available in a smaller 600x600mm variant in Grey, White, and Black.
That trend for luxurious marble shows no sign of stopping and it’s not just that traditional, opulent white Calacatta-style that DIYers across the globe are losing their marbles over either. Our Marmy Grey Polished Marble Effect tiles feature an impressive 800×800 frame and highly polished surface, making them great for creating that ‘penthouse bathroom’ aesthetic without breaking the bank. These porcelain bad boys offer the perfect foil to free-standing roll-top baths and high-sheen bathroom furniture.
Sticking with the polished theme is our Royal Polished Porcelain range. Measuring in at 800x800mm, these are another bunch of tiles that tick all the ‘highly polished luxurious vibes’ boxes but which won’t break the bank. Available in three neutral colour variants – Grey, Dark Grey and Vanilla – and with accompanying wall tiles in a similar array of colours, Royal Polished is the perfect choice for both traditional and contemporary bathrooms. Either use one colourway across walls and floors for a uniform look or opt for a different hue on the walls for variation within a consistent design scheme.
There’s always room for improvement they say, and we think you’ll agree that introducing this dark visually striking large format marble will undoubtedly improve any bathroom into which it’s installed! Faithfully replicating Statuario Venato marble and rocking an awesome 600x1200mm frame, The Room offers massive amounts of style when used across bathroom walls and floors. We’re seeing tiles of this ilk being increasingly used to create recessed shelves in shower areas and deployed on bedroom floors and then on into en suites. Also available in Black.
Well there you have it – the top five (in our opinion at least) large format tiles available right now that are guaranteed to look the business in your next bathroom remodelling project. If you need any further info on installing large format tiles then head over to our Help Centre section – it’s packed full of useful tips and advice on fitting all manner of tiles! Should you need a further helping hand then call our friendly customer services guys on 01782 223822 for some free, impartial advice.