Hexagonal, pentagonal, and triangular tiles have all become popular over recent years. But what about the more simple rectangle? Can rectangular tiles be effective? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts, and we help homeowners and property developers make the right tiling choices. As a result we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the advantages of using rectangular tiles.

What are the advantages of using rectangular tiles?

Rectangular tiles can be very effective in any room, creating a unique visual effect. But why should you opt for the rectangular, rather than simple square tiles? And what are the advantages of rectangular shaped tiles? Well, there are many, including:

  • Range of shapes and sizes- From subway and metro tiles, to larger, wider rectangular tiles, and even long narrow rectangular floor tiles, the options are endless. And this means that they can fit any style or theme you are aiming to create. It also provides a unique visual feature that can add to the room. For example, long, thin rectangular tiles that are timber effect porcelain, will be more realistic in place of a hardwood floor, when compared to square shaped tiles.
  • Visually different- Rectangular tiles fit well as a feature in a room with otherwise square tiles, Metro tiles and subway tiles are often used to create feature splash-back zones or wall borders for this reason. And the change between the shape of the tiles can really draw the eye, and make an attractive feature.
  • Increasing the sense of space- rectangular tiles that are laid all facing in one direction can draw the eye in that singular direction and help to make any space look larger than it truly is.

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