What tile format should you choose for the floor?

When it comes to choosing the ideal format for your floor tiles, several factors come into play. Thanks to the collaboration between Pelletier Déco Surfaces and the designers at Atelier C3 Design, here are some tips to guide your choice.


1. Determine the size of the room

The size of the room plays a crucial role in choosing the tile format:

  • Large room: For a linear effect, designers recommend opting for rectangular tiles aligned with the longest wall of the room.
  • Small room: Small-format tiles or mosaics can add a strong accent and give character to the space.


2. Choose the tile format

Each tile format brings a specific aesthetic and functionality. Here is a detailed guide :

  • Mosaic: This type of tile provides a very interesting accent and is particularly effective for enhancing small spaces. It’s also used with larger tiles as an insert to create visual boundaries in the space.
  • Small rectangular format (4×12, 3×12, 3×6, etc.): These formats allow for creating various floor patterns such as herringbone, brick effect, or chevrons. Small formats are versatile and add dynamism to the room. Designers recommend choosing a room where you can see at least four rows of tiles for an optimal effect. These patterns can give a sense of movement and elegance.
  • Small square (8×8): This type of tile is often used to bring a more European appearance to your space. Small squares can be adorned with printed patterns, often combined with solid tiles of the same format to create a unique visual rhythm. These printed patterns allow for personalizing and styling the space, giving a dressed-up and sophisticated look.
  • ChatGPT Rectangular (12×24): This tile format has become the new standard, replacing the old 12×12 tiles. Versatile and easy to install, the 12×24 size is suitable for all rooms and is ideal for those with limited ceramic tile installation experience. ChatGPT It’s perfect for a modern and sleek look.
  • Square (24×24): This format is a favorite among the designers at Atelier C3 Design. It allows for creating uniformity with fewer grout lines, making maintenance easier. The 24×24 size is becoming increasingly popular in construction and renovation projects. It offers a sleek and chic effect, ideal for large spaces where a smooth and continuous finish is desired.
  • Large rectangular format (24×48, 36×60, 4’x8’): This format is very elegant and allows for minimal grout lines, which is perfect for a luxurious and sophisticated aesthetic. Although more challenging to install, this tile gives an impressive result, often used with a marble effect that brings elegance and grandeur to the room.

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3. Choosing the tile finish

It’s crucial to choose a finish and sheen suitable for the intended use. For moisture-prone areas like entryways and bathrooms, avoid glossy tiles to minimize slip risks.

By answering these questions, you’ll be better prepared to select the ideal ceramic tile for your floor. A valuable tip from designers: opt for tiles with patterns and textures to facilitate maintenance. For a lasting installation, consult with your advisor at Pelletier Déco Surfaces to properly prepare your subfloor.