How to Choose Natural Stone Tile?

How to Choose Natural Stone Tile?

Natural stone tile either marble, travertine, cantera or onyx will definitively give any room in your space, home or office, a touch of luxury and choosing a tile size for your particular application depends on

the area where you (your designer) have decided it will be installed; bathroom, kitchen, living room, outdoor area, walls, etc…natural stone tiles do come in all different sizes, colors, textures, sizes, and patterns are almost limitless.

Traditionally 4”x4” tiles were used on walls and most floor tile was 12”x12”. However that has changed in the last 10 years or so. In modern construction small tiles are rarely used but still popular in a lot of applications. Lately, many designers have been using big size tiles 16”x16” and 16”x24” for bathrooms, hallways and living rooms.

There are wall covering tiles and flooring tiles, one thing you should consider is that sometimes floor tile can be used on walls but wall tile cannot be used on floors.



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  • 12”x12”, 12”x24”,12”x36”,
  • 16”x16”, 16”x36”, 16”x24”“
  • 18”x18”, 18”x24”,18”x36”
  • 24”X24”, 28”x28”

Natural stone tile thickness may vary from 3/8”-3/4”, this will allow the creation of many designs with tile including floor tile patterns, back splashes and decorative patterns.

Plus if you are planning to install heating systems, natural stone tiles are a preferred choice in new buildings and homes.

What tile size do you like the most? What project did you use it for?


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