When it comes to tiling, square or rectangular tiles are a popular choice. But where should you choose square tiles, over rectangular tiles? And vice versa? And does this really make a difference to your overall aesthetic? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling professionals. We stock tiles in a range of styles and designs, that are perfect for a variety of homes. And this is our guide to help you decide between square and rectangular tiles for your tiling project.

Should you choose square or rectangular tiles?

Deciding whether to choose square or rectangular tiles can come down to a number of factors, including:

  • The size of the room
  • They type of tile
  • The overall style

The size of the room

The size of the room you are tiling should be taken into consideration when choosing between these two tiling shapes.

  • For small, narrow rooms over-sized square tiles can be a good option, as these can increase the sense of space, and make your room feel wider.
  • For both larger and smaller rooms, small square tiles can be used as wall tiling or for decorative feature walls effectively.
  • Large format rectangular tiles can be used for floor tiling in larger rooms, and smaller rectangular tiles can be used effectively for wall tiling in any room, of any size.

The type of tile

If you want to go for patterned tiles, small square tiling can be a great option. With smaller square tiles, the patterns can match up seamlessly, creating a stunning visual feature. For timber effect tiling, large format rectangular tiles can be a much better choice. While for stone effect tiling, large format squares make the most impressive visual results.

Choosing between square and rectangular tiles is all about using the right tiles for your space and design. Why not take a look at our range of square and rectangular tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go?