Bathroom Tiles: Does Size Matter?
Posted on 9th November 2016 at 15:53
Gone are the days when tiles were simply squares and only came in one or two sizes. Today, tile manufacturers offer a raft of sizes from 30mm x 30mm square to 3000mm x 1500mm rectangles, which are a good bit taller than most of us! Not to mention mosaic tiles in a range of shapes and sizes and beautiful decorative hexagonal tiles.
While it's great to have so much fabulous choice, it can make picking the right tiles for your bathroom a little bit of a tricky task. But while colour and style are very much personal choices only you can make, you can come to us if you need help with choosing the right sized tile!
So does it matter what size your tiles are?
We think it does and here are a few general tips to help you with your decision:
Bathroom tiles can be subdivided into small tiles (10cm x 10cm), medium-sized tiles (40cm x 20cm) and large tiles (60cm x 30cm)
Larger tiles are firm favourites for large and small bathrooms alike and can make a small bathroom feel spacious.
Small tiles can look good in a very small bathroom or cloakroom, but keep in mind that you'll have many more grout lines when compared to larger tiles, which can make the room look busy
Finally, when choosing bathroom tiles don't just consider overall wall and floor space, but also take note of the amount of space between your basin and toilet, and around your windows. If your bathroom has many narrow ledges and tight spaces, small bathroom tiles can actually look better and may require much less cutting than if you were laying larger tiles.
At Alchester Tiles, we don't just stock and sell tiles. We're tilers ourselves, so if you have problems choosing the right tiles, tools or materials for your project, why not come and talk to us?
We can offer you a wide choice of tiles – many unique to us – and many years of experience tilling walls, floors and almost anything in between.
We can help you measure up your space and work out how many tiles you'll need. And we're open seven days a week – right here in Bicester.
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