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Large-format tiles have gained immense popularity in the world of interior design and architecture, offering a range of benefits that has contributed to their trending status.  

Typically described as tiles that are larger than 120mm x 600mm in dimension, large-format tiles are transforming spaces and redefining the way flooring and wall coverings are perceived. 

The technology to produce large-format tiles has improved drastically in recent years to give a variety of finishes (polished, matt, textured) and various colours and designs that can mimic natural stone. Large-format tiles are typically available in 6mm for cladding and 10mm to 20mm thickness for counter tops. 

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Large-format tiles often lean towards a sophisticated palette of neutral tones and earthy hues.


Making space 

One of the key advantages of large-format tiles is their ability to create a sense of spaciousness and continuity within a space. With fewer grout lines, these tiles provide a seamless look, making rooms appear larger and more open. This is particularly advantageous in smaller spaces, where the reduction of grout lines contributes to a cleaner, less cluttered aesthetic. 

Sophisticated palette 

The trending colours of large-format tiles often lean towards neutral tones and earthy hues. Shades such as soft greys, warm beiges and muted blues are popular choices, reflecting a contemporary and timeless appeal. These colours contribute to a sense of sophistication, provide a versatile backdrop for various interior design styles and allow for easy integration with different decor elements. 

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With fewer grout lines, the look is seamless, making rooms appear larger and more open.

Levelling up 

The installation of large-format tiles requires specialised tools and an experienced installer to deliver a high-quality finish. 

The use of self-levelling spacers has revolutionised the tiling process, making it more efficient and user-friendly. These spacers automatically adjust to create consistent grout lines and ensure a level surface, eliminating the need for manual adjustments and reducing the likelihood of uneven tiles.  

The seamless look, trending colours and incorporation of self-levelling spacers make large-format tiles a preferred choice in modern design. They offer a combination of style, functionality and ease of installation. As interior design trends continue to evolve, large-format tiles are likely to maintain their popularity, shaping the way people envision and experience their living spaces. 


Large-format tiles offer more than just good looks. They deliver a seamless aesthetic, a sophisticated palette and an innovative installation process. 


For more information, contact Union Tiles: 

Tel: +27 011 663 2000  



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