The following factors are being taken into account by many homeowners when selecting tiles:
The color (Does it go nicely with the color scheme in my house?)
The pattern (Are they visually appealing?)
My budget (Can I really afford it?)
Nevertheless, there is another aspect worth considering when choosing floor tiles, which is the space. Will the tiles give the room a larger appearance? Or will it make my room appear crowded and cluttered?
Tiles are an excellent choice to create artistic designs, you may even customize patterns. But besides this, tiles give a room the appearance of a bigger or smaller size. To assist you in selecting tiles that make your interiors appear larger, our tile installers specialists share a few tips they have applied over the years and proved useful.
THE LIGHT COLOR MYTH
People naturally go toward choosing light, neutral hues for rooms that appear larger. Unfortunately, this is not true, especially when we are talking about tiles.
It’s critical to evaluate the tile colors in relation to the rest of the room because tiles only make up a small portion of the space. Without taking into account the color of the walls and doors, choosing a light color could actually make the space feel smaller.
The finest tile colors are therefore those that are equal to or very similar to the hue of the walls. This appears to remove the distinction between the wall and the floor, resulting in a more airy, continuous area. Since there is no obstruction in the view, the space appears larger. Similar rules apply to countertops; if you’re replacing your Seattle kitchen tiles, coordinate with our tile contractors on the current surfaces.
Tiles that contrast sharply with the color of the walls, however, give the impression that the room is small and claustrophobic. People in the room are acutely aware of the borders because the line of sight from the floor to the wall is broken.
SELECT LARGE TILES
The eye goes greater the distance between each tile the larger it is. This gives the impression that the space is larger. Because there are fewer grout lines on large tiles, the floor space is less interrupted. Smaller tiles, on the other hand, result in more grout lines, which disrupt the line of sight and give the space a cluttered appearance.
Larger tiles, in general, give the impression that the room is larger. A 16″ or 18″ tile will appear larger in the room than a 12″ tile. Select grout lines that are the same color as the tiles to further increase the feeling of space. By doing so, the break between tiles is removed, giving the impression of more space.
The former comments apply to homeowners who don’t want a noticeable tile design. There may be others that have a pattern in mind, and in these cases, our flooring tile installers can calculate tile sizes that reduce visual cluttering.
THE BEST TILES ARE DIAGONAL
Your environment will feel bigger or smaller depending on how you arrange the tiles. A diamond design, for example, gives the impression that a room is larger than it is. The broadest portion of each tile faces the entryway when arranged in a diamond pattern. You can’t measure the area in terms of tiles across or tiles down because of this.
When used together, these three factors drastically alter how big a room is perceived to be. These are merely general standards, though, and since each home has a unique configuration, occasionally the rules are broken.
Contact AF Quality Builders tile specialists to learn which tile types will make your area appear larger. Our tile contractors will assess your living area and make suggestions for the best floor tile color, shape, and orientation.