Today we are answering the fourth question in the 1o part series: Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Flooring.
Question: Will small tiles help a small room appear larger?
Answer: The opposite is actually true. The larger the tiles in a small space, the larger the room will look. The less lines (grout lines) there are for your eye to dissect, the better.
Other points worth mentioning:
- When the grout color blends with the tile it helps the floor look more uniform and less choppy.
- Turning smaller or larger tiles on the diagonal for installation will help make the room look larger.
- Lighter colors with a more consistent texture will also help visually increase the space.
- If using a large tile in a small room, especially when installing on the diagonal, at least 2 full tiles should be able to fit across the room.
A great way to test the answer to this question is to use a tool like our virtual room designer tool so that you can see the impact of different applications such as the use of small tiles laid straight, larger tiles laid straight, small tiles laid on the diagonal and larger tiles laid on the diagonal in the same room. The image here is an example of a room in the virtual room designer that you can change the flooring in.