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Mastering the Modern Flair: Large Format Porcelain Tiles

13th September 2019

By Rachael Crockett

At Floors of Stone, we are always advocating for timeless, classic stone flooring. Yet, every now and then, we like to shake things up and add a few contemporary pieces to our collection – for those looking to add a modern twist to their interiors.

Calacatta Gold Porcelain

Why Opt for Large Format Tiles?

Large format porcelain tiles are an ideal way to stay bang on trend and give your property a sleek, modern finish. With minimal grout lines and the easy-going nature of porcelain, these tiles are the pinnacle of effortless style.

As they are a result of advanced technology, these tiles are more lightweight and easier to fit than traditional tiles. Due to this, large format tiles are definitely a growing trend in the world of interiors. Therefore, we would recommend large format porcelain to anyone who likes to stay one step ahead of the curve.

Parchment Bronze Porcelain

Why Choose Porcelain?

Another great question you may have is, why porcelain? Porcelain has been rapidly increasing in popularity as technology continues to improve. As it is man-made, it is usually more lightweight than traditional stone, yet equally as hard-wearing.

Porcelain tiles are one of the less porous flooring materials, meaning that they don’t always need to be sealed. This makes fitting them much easier and they won’t need to be re-sealed in years to come – making maintenance a breeze.

They are also easy to keep clean – stains can be mopped up easily using a pH neutral cleaner. And, they are also known to be resistant to fading helping to maintain their colour years down the line.

Porcelain also has a unique contemporary look which wonderfully compliments large-format tiles. Helping to create a futuristic space with effortless upkeep.

Castile Vein Cut Porcelain

Do I need a Bigger Space for Large Format Tiles?

A common pre-conception is that large tiles are only suited to larger areas. However, this is not entirely true. Due to the lack of grout lines, the floor will look less busy and give the illusion of a bigger space. These tiles have the potential to create a calmer, more expansive feel to a smaller room.

These tiles are ideal for bigger areas too. If you’re looking for a way to make an open plan space look straight from a design magazine, large format tiles can give a substantial space a feeling of true grandeur.

Our new collection of large format porcelain tiles have a range of finishes, from polished to matt to slightly textured. Therefore, these tiles are a simple solution for a kitchen, bathroom or hallway in desperate need of a splash of sophistication.

Damassé Porcelain

If you have been inspired by this article, our collection of large format porcelains are now live on our website and you can order samples here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly sales team on 01509 234000 or alternatively you can email us on


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