Getting bigger with tiles
Since we’re spending all our time at home, making visual upgrades is a big part of the home reno trends. Large-format tile can help visually expand a small space, according to the professionals on Houzz, so their use is on the rise. Another bonus of the trend: Fewer grout lines means less cleaning and less visual clutter. “We’re seeing large tiles used in a variety of classic patterns, such as herringbone, stacked, and brick,” says Houzz senior editor Mitchell Parker. He recommends if you’re considering large rectangle tiles for an area like the bathroom floor, go with a matte finish, which provides some slip resistance.