Large-Format Tile Is Not Just for Public Spaces Anymore

Posted 07/30/2021 by Arizona Tile

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Cosmic White 24 x 48 Porcelain Floor Tile and Pietra Italia Black 24 x 48 Fireplace Surround from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Reside Beige Large-Format Living Room Porcelain Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

If you’re looking for a way to make your home look more spacious, unified, and stylish, then luxury hotels, large commercial spaces, and public patios are great inspiration. The secret to the spaciousness and visual appeal of a commercial space is large format tile. When large format tile is brought into the home, it makes the space look larger and more impressive, without losing the comfort and warmth. 

Discover the possibilities and benefits of the large format home tile trend.

Benefits of Large Format Tile

Huge tile comes with huge benefits. By using large-format porcelain tile in your home, you will enjoy these impressive advantages:

Create the Illusion of More Space in Your Home

Enjoy the comfort of your home but with the appearance of more space. The reason this formerly commercial secret has become a trend in home design is that the large tile size makes any space look bigger and more impressive. Large-Format floor tile, like our Reside tile series, are successfully creating the illusion of spacious living areas, without the monumental cost of home additions.

Lagos Mud 24x48 Lagos Porcelain Floor Tile and Ivory 24 x 48 Porcelain Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Lagos Mud 24x48 Lagos Porcelain Floor Tile and Ivory 24 x 48 Porcelain Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Less Grout Work and Less Maintenance

One of the best parts about large-format tile is that the expansive size means less grout work, fewer lines disrupting your design, and much less maintenance. With a large-format porcelain tile, like our Lagos Series, you’ll enjoy a need for minimal maintenance to your floors and walls. 

How to Transform Your Home with Large-Format Tile

Even with its large size, this tile trend is surprisingly versatile for your home. Explore some home transformation possibilities.

Unica Carbon Large-Format 12 x 24 Porcelain Bathroom Floor and Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Unica Carbon Large-Format 24” x 48” Porcelain Bathroom Wall and Unica Stone 24” x 48” Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

Unified Floor to Wall Spaces

Create a harmonious and unified living space by extending your large-format floor tile onto your walls. With large format tile, you can visually elongate your living area without expensive house add-ons. Make any room of your house look bigger by choosing a big tile for your floors and walls, like the stunning Unica rectified series. This large porcelain tile comes in an impressive 24 × 48 size. With floor to ceiling tile, your home will look like it's carved out of natural stone.

Konkrete Beige Large-Format 24 x 48 Outdoor Patio Porcelain Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
Image: Konkrete Beige Large-Format 24" x 48" Outdoor Patio Porcelain Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile

Anti-Slip Patio and Decking

It's time to host the backyard party that you’ve always wanted. With anti-slip large format tile, the outdoor living area of your dreams is now within reach. A concrete lookalike tile, like our Konkrete Series, offers the perfect blend of practical and stylish. Unwind with your family and friends on your new attractive, outdoor tile patio.

Tru Marmi Extra Matte Large-Format 24 x 48 Porcelain Bathroom and Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Tru Marmi Gold Polished 24” x 48” Porcelain Wall Tile, PN-Ebano Porcelain Floor Tile and Thassos White Marble Countertop from Arizona Tile

Lookalike Marble Bathroom

For a bathroom that is fit for a king or queen, choose a king-sized tile. Our Tru Marmi series rectified glazed tile looks like magnificent slabs of marble. Every time you step onto this beautiful "marble" floor tile, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation in your own home. Adorn your bathroom with milky white tile that has gold and silver natural stone lines running throughout. The large tile size, especially in a light color, also makes any bathroom appear more spacious and bright.

Shibusa Tortora Large-Format Porcelain Bedroom Shower Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Shibusa Tortora 24” x 48” Bedroom and Bathroom Floor Tile and Master Bathroom Walls from Arizona Tile 

Luxurious Shower Walls

Want to turn your master bathroom into a private spa? Look to tropical bamboo forests for inspiration. Mimicking bamboo's characteristic organic wood lines, you'll practically feel the ocean breeze at home with Shibusa large format tile.  The horizontal orientation will make your shower walls look wider, while the vertical orientation will draw your eyes upward, making your shower appear taller. Thanks to the large tile size, you won't have to worry about as much shower maintenance due to fewer grout lines.

Pietra Italia Beige Large-Format Porcelain Patio Floor Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
Image: Pietra Italia Beige Large-Format 24” x 48” Porcelain Patio Floor Tile with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile 

Indoor to Outdoor Unity

Impressive indoor to outdoor patios are not just for hotels. You can achieve this luxury look at home by using the same large tile choice for both indoors and outdoors. For the ultimate backyard barbecue and relaxation spot, connect and extend your indoor living area to your backyard with large tile. The Pietra Italia tile series will unify your indoor/outdoor space, and its R11 anti-slip finish makes this tile a safe choice for exterior floors. The gorgeous limestone-look porcelain tile is stunning and practical for indoors and outdoors.

Cosmic White 24” x 48” Porcelain Master Bathroom Floor and Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Cosmic White 24” x 48” Porcelain Master Bathroom Floor and Wall Tile from Arizona Tile 

Statement Design Features

Try playing with the tile's scale to make a design feature stand out. With a large natural stone lookalike tile, like the Cosmic Series, your statement fireplace surround, accent wall, or other special design feature will have an impressive impact. Cosmic tile has organic lines and veins that mimic the gorgeous look of natural stone, with the low-maintenance appeal of porcelain.

Explore Arizona Tile's Extensive Collection

Now that the benefits and possibilities of large-format tile in the home have been demystified, you can get started on your design project. From bamboo to natural stone look-alikes, Arizona Tile offers a wide collection of large-format tile that will transform your living spaces. Visualize your renovation with our design tools, stop into one of our many locations, or contact us to get started.