Featured Image: Tru Marmi Venatino Polished Large Format 24 x 48 Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
When renovating a bathroom space, many homeowners will often choose a traditional, smaller tile out of habit. These pieces have been a staple in interior design for decades, and they are a reliable choice for a bathroom or shower design. However, contemporary renovators looking to enliven their space may want to consider a different, trendier option. Installing large format tile (tile that is at least 24 x 48 inches long) in the shower is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Here are three benefits of incorporating large-format tile into your bathroom remodel.
A large format tile shower wall brings an expansive feel into the bathroom space. Large tiles have longer edges to them, and the continuous lengthy lines throughout the wall give an appearance of increased square footage.
In larger, walk-in showers, this tile will extend the space even further. A great selection for such showers is the Tru Marmi porcelain tile. Created using digital print technology, this series emulates some of the characteristics of the most sought-after natural stones, including marble. The rich cream tone and silver-colored veining brings a subtle serenity into your shower, allowing you to relax and unwind in the space. Also, the scale of the tile makes the surface appear even wider than it already is. Unlike a typical tub-shower, this tile will make yours feel spacious and comfortable.
Image: Reside Ash Matte Large-Format 24 x 48 Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Fresh, Modern Design
For home renovators searching for a more contemporary feel, incorporating larger tile into the design is a great way to refresh the bathroom while adding interest and a modern room feel. The continuous look of the tile also makes the shower seem to be crafted from one large slab, which is a breathtaking and bold feature.
For the modern designer, Reside porcelain tile is a fantastic choice. Its unassuming, matte surface blends seamlessly around the bathroom fixtures and glass. The modern almost industrial appearance within each tile also introduces fluidity into the design, making it feel more open and tranquil.
Enjoy less maintenance! Larger tile means less grout to scrub clean. And, given that the majority of Arizona Tile’s large format tile are porcelain, upkeep for this product is very easy. Simply wipe it with your preferred ceramic/porcelain tile cleaner to keep your space hygienic and fresh. An added benefit is that porcelain is known for being able to handle the wear and tear of daily use.
Image: Cosmic White Large-Format 24 x 48 Porcelain Bathroom Wall and Shower Tile from Arizona Tile
Other Large Format Tile Uses in Your Bathroom
There are other ways to incorporate large format tile into your bathroom as well. Continuing from the shower throughout the entire space with the same tile, like Cosmic White porcelain, will help create a sense of cohesion in the room. This singular style rounds out the space and welcomes guests in.
Safe Shower Flooring
Using large-format tile for your shower floor is also a great option. It brings the same expansive feel tile walls introduce, without overwhelming the room with the tile design. Choosing one with an R11 Anti-Slip finish is perfect for slippery spaces like a shower floor or outdoor space.
Image: Tru Marmi Gold Polished Large Format 24 x 48 Glazed Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Bathroom Feature Wall
A bathroom feature piece is yet another way to introduce this tile into your space. Large format bathroom wall tile draws the eye in, which makes the accent wall the perfect foundation for key decor pieces. A geometric statement mirror central on the feature wall is a beautiful and timeless way to complement the tile. Balancing out the bold wall tile with other style elements creates a comfortable, functional space.
Whether you are planning to use large format tile for your next project, or something else entirely, explore the many design options available at Arizona Tile. Contact us today or stop into one of our locations and our experienced and knowledgeable team will work with you to answer any questions you may have. You can also look through our Showroom and Slab Warehouse’s extensive stone and tile collection. If you want to experiment with different selections before making a final decision, you can use our Visualizer to see your project come to life or see what’s available now in our virtual slab yard.