Large format tiles for indoors and out - Grand Designs Magazine

Expand your horizons with large-format tiles

These super-sizers take floors and walls to another level

Promotional Feature By Caroline Rodrigues |

Large-format tiles are in demand. Design-wise, they are ideal for covering acres of flooring, and you’ll find them in many of the open-plan spaces featured in Grand Designs magazine, in self-build homes and renovations alike. But don’t think they’re limited to huge rooms. Large-format tiles can make even the smallest bathroom extra special. Tile specialist ROCCIA has the trend covered with large-format wall and floor tiles to suit every space.

Open-plan interiors

When the hallway leads directly to an open-plan living/kitchen area, having one surface throughout adds to the aesthetic. And since the large sizes result in fewer grout lines, the tiles have a seamless effect, especially when grout is chosen in a similar shade.

large format tiles in an open-plan hallway and kitchen with winding dark-wood staircase


Bathroom choices

The trend for large-format tiles creates luxurious bathrooms, too. Applied to walls or floors, they’re at home in a generously-sized bathroom with a freestanding bath, but equally they can give the illusion of extra space in an en-suite shower room or even a compact cloakroom.

large format marble tiles in a luxury bathroom with freestanding oval bath and gold tap


Indoor and outdoor living

When it comes to choosing tiles for a patio or terrace, large-format tiles are the ideal choice. As an advantage, many are suited to both indoor and outdoor living. When patio doors are open, the flooring runs straight through, extending your indoor space straight out into the garden. ROCCIA’s outdoor tiles such as the marble-effect Mizage Marble Grigio are anti-slip, with plenty of grip to help prevent accidents come rain or shine.

large format grey tiles in a grey kitchen with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors opening onto the garden


Practical benefits

Recently, tile sizes have crept up from the standard sizes we’re familiar with to huge 120x120cm and even 120x240cm sizes. Porcelain is the material of choice. Lighter in weight than standard ceramic tiles and stone slabs, these thin tiles are easier to transport and fit. In terms of practicality, porcelain is hardwearing and easy to clean, ensuring the tiles you choose stay in great condition for many years.

luxury dining room with bespoke cabinets, recessed lighting and open-plan living-dining area


Surface trends

One of the benefits of porcelain is that it’s a great copycat. A concrete floor might be a style must-have but fitting and finishing it is a messy job. ROCCIA’s Concrete Project large-format tiles collection is porcelain, yet gives you the concrete look accurately, with six shades to choose from. Porcelain can accurately copy the patterns and textures of real wood and marble too, with patinated and open-grain finishes. For example, the Aspiration tile collection from ROCCIA appears to have been cut from a single stone block, creating spectacular geometric patterns.

luxury stone walls and flooring in high-end home with wine-coloured sofa and corner dining table


One-stop shop

From kitchen flooring to bathroom walls and floors, the tiling you choose has a big impact on the design of your room. ROCCIA supplies a huge array of premium quality tiles sourced from providers around the globe. At ROCCIA’s stores in Bolton and Preston, Lancashire, wood-effect porcelain, slate, stone, marble and concrete are on display so you can get a real feel for the product. ROCCIA’s trained advisers are on hand to give all the expertise and reassurance you need.

What’s more, ROCCIA isn’t just about tiles. The flagship award-winning Preston showroom specialises in bathrooms and kitchens, plus even modern Italian furniture so that you can get everything you need under one roof. Click here to find out more or make an appointment to visit.

barn conversion with open plan living-kitchen-dining space and concrete-effect floor tiles