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Large format tiles

There’s no denying that big is better when it comes to tiles and one of the main trends in interior design over the past few years has been for large format tiles. We’re not blessed with space in the UK and likewise, our homes are often smaller when compared to houses abroad. However, design can play a huge part here and it’s well known that clean lines can help increase the feeling of space in a smaller room. Laying larger tiles is a great way to achieve this as they result in fewer grout joints to distract the eye when you enter a room. Creating a bit of an optical illusion as such, with the added bonus of less grout to keep clean. Large format tiles can sometimes be a bit of a daunting prospect but they are such a great option to consider.

Large format tiles
'Oxidatio Titanium' 60x120cm

Large format tiles are the perfect floor covering for these glossy kitchens and sleek entertaining spaces where a more modern design scheme is needed and open plan living is prevalent. Their size gives them a certain sophisticated touch that smaller tiles just can’t compete with. Many large tiles now have rectified edges (straight right-angled sides) so you can lay tiles closer together for a more seamless finish. Porcelain tiles such as the ‘Shark’, ‘The Room’ and ‘Oxidatio’ have a crisp, rectified edges in sizes of 45x90cm and 60x120cm.

With the advent of new inkjet printing technology, porcelain tiles have never looked so good; exotic woods, luxury polished marbles and understated natural stones. But how often do you see short wood planks or dimensionally challenged stone slabs? Not often. So, the larger the porcelain imitation, the more realistic the final finish. Some porcelain tile planks come over 120 cm long and when laid, they’re virtually indistinguishable to the real deal, 'Lumbar' by Aleluia Ceramica for example.

Large format tiles
'Lumbar'

Porcelain tiles are great as they're pretty low maintenance. And let's face it, few of us enjoy getting out the scrubbing brush at the weekend. But of course, there's always the grout joints that need a little looking after. Fortunately, as the size of tiles increases, the amount of grout joints falls so there's less grout to look after. Therefore, larger tiles mean less maintenance and more free time. The humble grout line however, is sometime seen as a necessary evil when really, this couldn’t be further from the case. Grout lines allow tiles to move ever so slightly, meaning the chance of tiles cracking is dramatically reduced and they also provide a barrier to water and dirt getting into the gap between the tiles. Not only this, but grout lines are integral to the overall design of your room and savvy interior designers use this to create maximum impact on smaller budgets.

We think the amount of choice when it comes to tiles is a great thing. It's a sign of an industry in great health. And if you'll excuse the pun, extra-large tiles are a massive part of that. They're just another part of a tile world that has always offered something for everyone and that's what matters to us.

Large format tiles

Testimonials

I cannot speak highly enough of Rees Tiles. True professionals with an eye for detail. From initial consultation along with help with choices and designs which fitted perfectly with our vision. This professionalism continued throughout or project, they really did go above and beyond and were available for advice no matter how small at all times! If you are looking for quality both in product and service, then look no further. Honestly, we love them!

Robert Mason, Quite Simply French

The team at Rees Tiles were super. They were really helpful when choosing our tiles for 3 rooms in our refurb.

We felt very confident when chatting to Holly and Steve about our ideas. They provided invaluable advice about all of the types of tiles we wanted. They were very friendly and gave us time to think about our ideas, even allowing us to bring in our kitchen cupboards to match the colours perfectly. Thank you!

Mrs Tillotson, Client

We are really happy with the service we get from Rees Tiles. Steve always responds to emails quickly, with a quick turnaround on quotes and great products supplied.

Sohailia Amini, Wrenman Homes

I have had the pleasure of dealing with the team at Rees Tiles over a number of years and have always found them to be knowledgeable and helpful, an all round first class service.

Harvey Bainbridge, Client

We find our relationship with Rees Tiles very professional and reliable. The fact that we can call to order stocked tiles and receive them to site the following morning is fantastic. It means that no job is held up and the turnaround for the end purchaser is smooth and quick.

Jonathan Willan, Site Manager at Halton Mills Ltd.

Everyday durability and long-term maintenance are important factors when choosing any product, especially for use in a commercial environment. We’ve used many grouts and sealants over the years but found nothing that goes the distance when it comes to deterioration or discolouration.

Carl Johannessen, Jigsaw PFM

Looking for tiles for our bathroom, kitchen and extension floor was made easy by the fantastic displays and huge choice of tiles available at the Rees Tiles and Flooring showroom in Lancaster. Steven and Holly were very obliging, offering us their knowledgeable advice on finishes and grout colours, and also allowed us to take various samples home to try. Rees Tiles is the place to go for a wonderful selection of quality tiles with a helpful, friendly service.

Mrs Richardson-Hogg, Client

When we decided we wanted to update all the en-suites at The Sun Hotel we called into Rees Tiles and Flooring by chance and I am so thrilled we did. From start to finish the service was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more. Using Rees Tiles and Flooring made what could have been a stressful time so much easier. I’d be happy to recommend them to anybody who requires tiles.

Helen Henderson, The Sun at Troutbeck Bridge

Patient and Helpful with a Beautiful outcome! We were searching for the perfect shades and textures for the floor and bathrooms in our new home, which we finally found thanks to the expert and friendly team at Rees Tiles and Flooring. From start to finish they were wonderful, delivering tiles and underfloor heating when we needed it so the fixer could keep to the planned timescales. Great service and amazing products.

Mrs Wanless, Client

Steve and the team at Rees Tiles have been great in helping us choose what would work with the kitchen. They were really excited when we said we wanted to use large tiles in the kitchen, and this made us feel even more certain we’d made the right decision.

Mr Bower, Client

The team at Rees Tiles assisted me in matching up colours and explaining which would work best in my home. They worked alongside the people working on my house really well and I didn’t have to be involved which made it really stress-free for me – something which is appreciated when moving to a new house! I’m so pleased with my bathroom and kitchen and am planning on getting some tiles for my hallway soon!

Mrs Carney, Client

We have over the last 3 years totally refurbished our 5-star Silver award B&B. Rees Tiles and Flooring have supplied all the tiles for our bathrooms and kitchen and we cannot praise them highly enough. The tiles are top class quality as is the service received from Steve and his staff. We would not buy tiles in the future from anywhere else and would recommend them to anyone.

Mel Smith, Capernwray House B&B

I would certainly recommend Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd to anyone. From the minute I walked in I was greeted with a smile and received fantastic service. The team helped me in selecting the tiles for my main bathroom, en-suite and kitchen. Rees Tiles are willing to go that extra step further to make sure the customer is completely satisfied – it’s just a shame I have nothing else I need to tile now!

Mr Keit, Client

My mum has used Rees Tiles for years and it was off her recommendation that we got in touch with Steve and Holly. They listened to what we wanted and understood the look we were trying to achieve. We borrowed samples and by having the tiles at the house we were able to decide what worked best in the space and lighting. I especially like the colours in the mosaic, and everyone always compliments on how eye-catching and effective they look. Thanks for all your help Rees Tiles!

Mrs Shires, Client

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Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd
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