The size tile you go for is personal preference – there is no right or wrong! However, over the years we have developed a keen eye on what sizes and formats work best for all shapes and styles of rooms. Our experienced sales team are more than happy to advise on this further should you need a helping hand.
Fixed Sizes – rectangular
A fixed size is available in all our porcelain ranges and a select few of our stone ranges. A rectangular size can be flexible in terms of format. It can be installed in a uniform manner in order for the grout joins to align or it can be installed in a two part brick bond (for natural stone) which staggers the grout joins. For porcelain, we strongly advise staggering the joints by 30% or less of the tile length (a third brick bond).
Fixed Sizes – square
A fixed size is available in all our porcelain ranges and a select few of our stone ranges. A square size offers more uniformity in the grout and all the lines will align. Typically, square sizes are available in 600 x 600, 750 x 750 and 800 x 800.
A Free length format is only available in our natural stones. Free length tiles (often referred to as flagstones) represent a diverse tile format, working well in large open-plan ground floors as well as smaller spaces. Free lengths have a fixed width and varying lengths ranging anywhere from 500mm up to a maximum of 1000mm, laid as a random brick bond. You can expect a minimum of 3 different lengths in an order. Our Free Length XL (Super Size) tiles range up to 1400mm in length (only available in a selection of our limestones).
An Opus pattern is available in a select few of our natural stone ranges. An Opus pattern is made up of 4 tile sizes. We offer 3 different versions of the Opus pattern – small, large and grand. Total pattern coverage may vary slightly as suppliers can use both metric and imperial measurements.
Small – 600 x 400, 400 x 400, 400 x 200, 200 x 200 (1 pattern = 1.44m2)
Large – 750 x 500, 500 x 500, 500 x 250, 250 x 250 (1 pattern = 2.25m2)
Grand – 900 x 600, 600 x 600, 600 x 300, 300 x 300 (1 pattern = 3.24m2)
Super – 1200×800, 800×800, 800×400, 400×400 (1 pattern = 5.76m2)
Manoir & Cabochons
Our range of Manoir stones offer a classic style which is well suited to traditional homes. A popular area to install our Manoir is entrance rooms and hallways. For small spaces, we recommend a smaller tile with 4 cut corners and for larger spaces we recommend a larger tile with 1 cut corner.