7 Reasons to Choose Large Format Tiles

Published
9 March 2020

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The popularity of larger format tiles continues to grow because their benefits are many.
tavira limestone gardner design

Designing a space to flow seamlessly from indoors to out is easy with larger format tiles.

7 good reasons to choose large format tiles

The popularity of larger format tiles continues to grow because their benefits are many including our top 7:

  1. The rectangular or square shape of large format tiles is on trend right now.
  2. Depending on how they are laid, rectangular large format tiles can make a space look longer or wider & lead the eye to seeing a bigger space.
  3. They will create a great visual of luxury and opulence.
  4. They are perfect for a seamless flow from indoors to outdoor.
  5. Large format tiles require less grout lines and therefore make the space less busy and showcases the stone, not the grout.
  6. With less grout lines comes the bonus of less cleaning and easier maintenance.
  7. There is less cutting required during installation.

Large Format Tiles for Indoor to Out

Designing a space to flow seamlessly from indoors to out is easy with larger format tiles. With less grout lines and therefore easier cleaning and a visual that appears to create more space, large format tiles are the perfect solution for a homogenous floor that takes you gracefully from inside to the great outdoors.

coliseum travertine tddp

Image of Coliseum Striato Travertine 800x400mm inside and out, project by TDDP Architects.

Sareen Stone has a range of stone in larger format with paired finishes that will work together to achieve a seamless flow from inside to out.

Large Format Tiles for Outdoors

Large format tiles will add a contemporary and streamlined aesthetic to an outdoor entertaining space or a modern rectangular shaped pool. The larger tiles mean less grout lines, reducing maintenance and cleaning time and providing a feeling of opulence and space.

limestone gardner design

Image of Tavira Alfresco Limestone 812x40x6mm, project by Gardner Design, photography by Rebecca Vanderhoek.

cathedral limestone

Image of Cathedral Alfresco Limestone custom pool surrounds, project by and photography by Maree Homer.

Tiles, pool coping and step treads are available in larger formats for the following limestone, travertine and granite.

  • Tavira Alfresco Limestone – 812 x 406mm
  • Crema Vialle Alfresco Limestone – 900 x 600mm
  • Cathedral Alfresco Limestone – 900 x 600mm
  • Manhattan Alfresco Limestone – 812 x 406mm
  • Fantasia Granite – 800 x 400mm
  • Atlantic Grey random lengths – each tile is 600mm wide and comes in a set of lengths of 1000, 800 and 400mm.

Large Format Tiles for Indoors

Large format tiles are essential if the objective is to achieve an opulent and luxurious floor. The beauty of the stone can be appreciated in the larger tiles. Movement in the stone is more obvious as is the veining or markings that are individual to each tile. Large format natural stone is also very practical and less busy, thanks to fewer grout lines that add to the sense of space.

Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine indoors

Images of Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine 800x400mm in the Kitchen and Bathroom, project by TDDP Architects

Tiles are available in larger formats for the following limestone and travertine.

  • Tavira Limestone Honed – 812 x 406mm
  • Luna Chiaro Limestone Honed – 800 x 400mm
  • First Choice Classic Travertine Filled & Honed – 915 x 600mm
  • Manhattan Limestone Honed – 812 x 406mm
  • Striato Domus Vein Cut Travertine Filled & Honed – 800 x 400mm
  • Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine Filled & Honed – 800 x 400mm

Large Format Custom Order Tiles for the extra special

For your client who wants to set the bar to an entirely new standard and is looking for that extra wow factor, Sareen Stone’s large format custom order service offers the solution. Large format tiles can be square e.g. 1000 x 1000mm or 800 x 800mm or rectangular 900 x 600mm, 1000 x 500mm or 800 x 400mm. We work with our suppliers from around the globe to source the natural stone you need in larger formats, including but not limited to:

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