Tips for selecting tile flooring for small spaces

Tips for selecting tile flooring for small spaces

When it comes to small spaces, every design decision matters. One essential element to consider is the flooring. Tile flooring offers numerous benefits for small areas, including durability, easy maintenance, and a wide range of design options. However, selecting the right tile for your compact space can be a challenge. In this blog post, we'll provide you with valuable tips to help you choose tile flooring that maximizes both style and functionality in small spaces.

Consider lighter shades for the illusion of space 

Opt for lighter shades of tile flooring, such as soft whites, light grays, or pastels. Light-colored tiles create an illusion of more space by reflecting natural light, making your small room appear brighter and more open.

Opt for larger format tiles 

Larger format tiles have fewer grout lines, which can visually expand the area. Consider tiles in larger dimensions, such as 12x24 or 18x18 inches, to create a seamless look that visually enlarges your small space.

Embrace vertical patterns 

Incorporate vertical patterns to draw the eyes upward, creating an impression of height and vertical space. Opt for subway tiles arranged in a vertical stack or elongated rectangular tiles to add visual depth to your small room.

Choose glossy or polished finishes 

Select tile flooring with glossy or polished finishes to enhance light reflection. The reflective surface will bounce light around the room, making it feel more expansive. Just be mindful of slip resistance in high-moisture areas like bathrooms.

Consider multifunctional tiles 

Look for tiles that serve multiple purposes. For example, wood-look porcelain tiles combine the aesthetic appeal of hardwood with the durability and water resistance of tile. These versatile tiles can be used in living areas, kitchens, and even bathrooms, making them ideal for maximizing space.

Keep grout color in mind 

Selecting the right grout color is essential for small spaces. Opt for grout colors that closely match the tile to create a seamless and cohesive look. This minimizes visual distractions and helps to visually expand the area.

Visit our tile store for your flooring needs

Selecting the right tile flooring for small spaces requires careful consideration of color, size, pattern, and finish. By choosing lighter shades, larger format tiles, vertical patterns, glossy finishes, multifunctional tiles, and coordinating grout colors, you can create an illusion of more space and enhance the overall aesthetic of your small room. Remember, the right tile flooring can transform your compact space into a stylish and functional haven. 

Urban Flooring is proud to offer a wide selection of porcelain and ceramic tiles. We invite you to stop by whenever you're ready for your next project. Our showroom in Norman, OK, serves Norman, Moore, Edmond, and Yukon, OK.

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