Need help with kitchen tiles

Kim BFebruary 12, 2013
I'm wondering if 18x18 ceramic tiles will look weird in a small kitchen. If not what kind of layout should it be in?
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Ironwood Builders
With a "rectified" tile and a tight grout joint, large tiles can look fine in a small space (a few of us were on a post about large format tile in a small bath just...yesterday?). Stone or porcelain is your best bet.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 6:51PM
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Kim B
Thanks! I'll try to find the discussion :)
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 6:56PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
I personally like larger tiles in almost any space. So I would say 18x18 would be fine you might even consider 24x24.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 6:57PM
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carolannr
Larger tiles may even make the are seem larger because there are less seam lines to interfere with your line of sight.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
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winterriver
In tiny spaces, I like to put tiles at a 45 degree angle. It eliminates the automatic counting: the room is small, it's 3 tiles wide and 5 tiles long... With the tiles at an angle, the eye is always going two ways, opening up the space.

If you're wondering if you'll like the size, bring a few tiles home, lay them out, and stare at them for a bit. Try some different sizes. Most likely you'll have an immediate preference for a particular size in your room.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:20PM
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Darzy
Agree. Larger tiles actually look better in a small space. The fewer the grout lines, the better. Rectified tile would look nice. In some cases, laying the tile on the diagonal will make the room feel larger. Pictures?
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Natalie
I too recommend large tile in small spaces-it will "visually" expand the space. Install it on the bias/diagonal to make it look even more expansive. Good Luck!
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Darzy
Here is a sample of a small kitchen will larger tiles. But, the tiles are not rectified because the grout lines are standard.
Peter Danko Kitchen · More Info
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Kim B
I do not have any pictures at this time we are still under construction and I dont think it would clear up anything but the size of the kitchen area is 11' x 13' . Thanks for the picture it was just what i needed and I am going to buy rectiied tiles so the tiles will be as close as possible.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 2:40AM
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