Understanding Stone: 7 Reasons to Choose Large Format Tiles

March 9, 2020

Image of Tavira Alfresco Limestone, Project by Gardner Design

The latest trend in floor tiles is undoubtedly larger format offering many benefits for residential and commercial projects alike. Sareen Stone’s range of larger format tiles has expanded to include limestone, travertine, granite and sandstone in a variety of finishes, tones, and sizes. Whether your project is for indoors or outoors, or needs to flow seamlessly from indoors to out, our exciting range of larger format tiles will offer a solution.


7 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE LARGE FORMAT TILES

The popularity of larger format tiles continues to grow because their benefits are many including our top 7:

1.  The rectangular or square shape of large format tiles is on trend right now.
2.  Depending on how they are laid, rectangular large format tiles can make a space look longer or wider & lead the eye to seeing a bigger space.
3.  They will create a great visual of luxury and opulence.
4.  They are perfect for a seamless flow from indoors to outdoor.
5.  Large format tiles require less grout lines and therefore make the space less busy and showcases the stone, not the grout.
6.  With less grout lines comes the bonus of less cleaning and easier maintenance.
7.  There is less cutting required during installation.


WHICH LARGE FORMAT TILES FOR WHERE?

Large Format Tiles for Indoor to Out
Designing a space to flow seamlessly from indoors to out is easy with larger format tiles. With less grout lines and therefore easier cleaning and a visual that appears to create more space, large format tiles are the perfect solution for a homogenous floor that takes you gracefully from inside to the great outdoors.

 

Image of Coliseum Striato Travertine 800x400mm inside and outproject by TDDP Architects

Sareen Stone has a range of stone in larger formats with paired finishes that will work together to achieve a seamless flow from inside to out.

• First Choice Classic Travertine Filled & Honed or Tumbled - 915 x 610mm
• Tavira Limestone Honed or Alfresco - 812 x 406mm
• Manhattan Limestone Honed or Alfresco - 812 x 406mm
• Luna Chiaro Limestone Honed or Alfresco - 800 x 400mm
• Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine Filled & Honed - 800 x 400mm


Large Format Tiles for Outdoors
Large format tiles will add a contemporary and streamlined aesthetic to an outdoor entertaining space or a modern rectangular shaped pool. The larger tiles mean less grout lines, reducing maintenance and cleaning time and providing a feeling of opulence and space.

 

Image of Tavira Alfresco Limestone 812x406mm, project by Gardner Design, photography by Rebecca Vanderhoek


Image of Cathedral Alfresco Limestone custom pool surrounds, project by Beecraft. photography by Maree Homer

Tiles, pool coping and step treads are available in larger formats for the following limestone, travertine and granite.

• Tavira Alfresco Limestone - 812 x 406mm
• Crema Vialle Alfresco Limestone - 900 x 600mm
• Cathedral Alfresco Limestone - 900 x 600mm
• Manhattan Alfresco Limestone - 812 x 406mm
• Fantasia Granite - 800 x 400mm
• Atlantic Grey random lengths - each tile is 600mm wide and comes in a set of lengths of 1000, 800 and 400mm.

 

Large Format Tiles for Indoors
Large format tiles are essential if the objective is to achieve an opulent and luxurious floor. The beauty of the stone can be appreciated in the larger tiles. Movement in the stone is more obvious as is the veining or markings that are individual to each tile. Large format natural stone is also very practical and less busy, thanks to fewer grout lines that add to the sense of space.

  

Images of Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine 800x400mm in the Kitchen and Bathroom, project by TDDP Architects

Tiles are available in larger formats for the following limestone and travertine.

• Tavira Limestone Honed - 812 x 406mm
• Luna Chiaro Limestone Honed - 800 x 400mm
• First Choice Classic Travertine Filled & Honed - 915 x 600mm
• Manhattan Limestone Honed - 812 x 406mm
• Striato Domus Vein Cut Travertine Filled & Honed - 800 x 400mm
• Coliseum Striato Vein Cut Travertine Filled & Honed - 800 x 400mm


Large Format Custom Order Tiles for the extra special

For your client who wants to set the bar to an entirely new standard and is looking for that extra wow factor, Sareen Stone’s large format custom order service offers the solution. Large format tiles can be square e.g. 1000 x 1000mm or 800 x 800mm or rectangular 900 x 600mm, 1000 x 500mm or 800 x 400mm. We work with our suppliers from around the globe to source the natural stone you need in larger formats, including but not limited to:

  

Product Images: Crema Vialle Premium Limestone, Tudor Grey Sandstone; Notre Dame Limestone

 

To order your samples from the Large Format Range of natural stone, contact one of our Natural Stone Specialists on 02 9666 9222 or email [email protected]

Find more informative articles about Natural Stone in our Understanding Stone Series. 

 

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