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Why You Should Consider XXL Tiles

XXL tiles

If you’re considering hiring a tile contractor to install tile in your home, it’s easy to fall into the usual; grab some subway tiles and call it a day. However, a current trend is using oversized or XXL tiles to create a striking visual statement. 

But should you install XXL tiles in your space, and which rooms would benefit from using oversized tiles? 

Read on, and we’ll cover everything you need to know about XXL tiles.

What Is an XXL Tile?

An oversized tile, also known as a slab, is anything over 12”x12”; ranging to over 120”! You know you’ve spotted a large format tile when one single slab covers a large amount of wall space, or there is a noticeable absence of grout lines; both are dead giveaways that XXL tiles are in use.

Flooring Materials That Come Oversized

We all want the luxury of choice when it comes to picking the best flooring material for your room; the same goes for XXL tiles. If your tile contractors are coming to install tiles in your bathroom or elsewhere, these are the flooring materials that offer oversized tiles:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Natural Stone
  • Clay
  • Cement
  • Resin
  • Travertine
  • Metal
  • Synthetic (e.g., vinyl)
  • Glass

Some things to consider about the above mentioned list are texture and tile placement. Certain materials have a smooth surface, like synthetic tiles, and other materials, like cement, are better suited for the floor due to how heavy the tiles are. 

If you’re unsure whether the flooring is good for your floor or wall, don’t forget to call the Brothers Flooring for a free, no-risk consultation today.

The Benefits of Oversized Tiles

There are many positives to using XXL tiles, like fewer grout lines to keep clean. But before you get your tile contractors to lay tile, double-check that oversized tiles will work for you and your space.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider XXL tiles:

  • Visual Appeal: Perhaps the biggest draw for homeowners is how aesthetically pleasing XXL tiles look; it’s an instant wow factor. The minimal grout lines will make it appear like your room is bigger—making oversized tiles perfect for tiny bathrooms or showers to give the illusion of space.
  • Easy to Clean: The fewer the grout lines, the less cleaning you have to keep your shower free of germs and grime build-up. As per cleaning the tile itself, follow the tile care guidelines, as every material differs. 
  • Cost: Although it may seem counterintuitive, some oversized tiles are actually quite affordable. One determinant is material; for example, porcelain tile costs less than natural stone. Either way, before you think XXL tiles are out of your price range, check out your home improvement store first to compare costs.
  • Durable: Tiles are one of the most durable flooring materials on the market, not to mention waterproof!

XXL tiles are a great way to uplevel any bathroom, but you have to love the look for it to make sense for your home. If the look and cost make sense for you, then these added benefits to XXL tiles are just the cherry on top!

Where Should You Install XXL Tiles?

Only some rooms would benefit from oversized tiles, so which rooms work with XXL tiles? 

  • Bathrooms: The main place you’ll see XXL tiles is in the bathroom. Oversized tiles work well on the wall or the floor, to make the space feel larger. Though they aren’t the best choice for shower floors.
  • Laundry Rooms: The laundry room is another common location for oversized tiles. Adding pizzazz to a functional room may encourage you to fold your clothes and spend more time in such a beautiful space!
  • Kitchen: If you want a sleek modern kitchen, XXL tiles complement kitchen spaces well, especially since they’re easier to maintain than their smaller tile counterparts.
  • Foyer: Another place that XXL tiles pair well with is the foyer. The easy-to-clean tiles and striking appearance will create a statement with all your guests as soon as they enter the home.
  • Sunrooms: If you’re fortunate enough to have a sunroom, oversized tiles are a welcome flooring choice—plus, they’re waterproof, so if rain gets on the floor just mop it away! 

Don’t limit yourself just to bathrooms when it comes to XXL tiles. There are a ton of perks to having oversized tiles, and more rooms in your home can benefit from them. 

Installing XXL Tiles in Your Home

If you have a space that would look great with oversized tiles, like a small bathroom, don’t forget to hire a tile contractor to install them for you, as they require special installation. Unless you have experience installing oversized tiles, hiring a tile contractor to do it for you is worth the investment, especially considering the cost of these tiles. 

If you’re ready to hang some XXL tiles for some oversized reactions from all your guests, but you need a tile contractor, or you have questions about which material to use, give the Brothers Flooring a call for a free consultation today. 


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