Getting a larger effect with tiles
Most people prefer to have a big and spacious space. Huge spaces look more breathable and give a sense of openness. However, with ever-contracting urban spaces, finding huge spaces is a tad difficult or very expensive. One way to get around the problem is to design even a small place in a way that it looks larger than it really is. That effect can be well managed by the choice of tiles. Tiles play a huge role in creating an illusion of having a much larger space than it actually is. In this article, you’ll read about some hacks that you can use to make any area feel more spacious.
The right tiles
Choosing the right tiles does make a difference. Tiles play a very important role when it comes to making a room or setup feel spacious. When you have a small space, the first decision you should take is to go for light and bright coloured tiles. Another thing that you should keep in mind is that you need to choose tiles that you can use for both floors and walls. So the mixture of all these very wise decisions will result in an illusion of having a more spacious place. It will feel spacious and breathable.
The right tile size
It might be hard to believe for many people but using larger tiles in a small room creates an optical illusion of the room being bigger than it is. Don’t ask us how? Matters of the brain are very complicated. But the truth of the matter is that it does and once you follow this trick you’ll see for yourself. Go oversize should be the motto.
Orientbell offers many options when it comes to big sized tiles. The sizes range from 1200mm x 2400mm, 1200mm x 1200mm, 800mm x 1600mm, to 600mm x 600mm, 400mm x 400mm and 300mm x 300mm.
The right tile colour
The choice of color makes a lot of difference to your application area. Never get tempted by dark and dull colors. Always go for light and bright ones and they shall help you get rid of space issues.
It is believed that warm colors advance and cool colors recede which affects the perception of depth. This theory is based upon the fact that the eye adjusts when focusing on colors of different wavelengths. In layman's terms, when you use dark colors, it can make rooms feel smaller, while using light colors makes the room feel bigger. Hence, it is always better to use light and bright color tiles if you want your room to feel spacious.
Flooring with glazed vitrified tiles (GVT)
It’s not everyday that you plan to renovate or build a space for yourself, so it’s better that the one time you’re doing it, you do it right. Flooring, being one of the most important parts of creating a concept, should be taken very seriously. The kind of tiles you choose for the space can also make a space look big or small. Generally bigger floor tiles make a space look more spacious.
When people set out to find the perfect floor tiles, they have a certain checklist or areas that a flooring tile should excel at. They should be incredibly durable, sturdy, resistant to stains and long-lasting. If these pointers grace your checklist too, glazed vitrified tiles are what you should go for. These tiles are obtained by adding a glazed layer on the top of a vitrified tile. This glazed surface allows various designs to be imprinted on it digitally making them available in a plethora of designs.
Orientbell offers a wide range of GVTs with various different finishes like matte, glossy and super glossy. If you’re looking for the right flooring options, you should definitely head to the Orientbell website and check out their GVT collection.
Laying the tiles out
You need to know which pattern can and should be used in the space that is being renovated. There are various ways and patterns in which a tile is and can be installed. For example, some tiles can be installed in only a straight pattern and some can only be applied in a Versailles pattern. This is where it’ll be important to consult a professional and seek guidance as it will make a lot of difference. For example, if you have a white tile to be installed in a small bathroom you can install them in brick pattern, to give a stretched look to make it look spacious.
It is best to seek guidance and help because once done it’s difficult to change the decor or concept of any area.
While you’re on the quest to look for the perfect tile, you can look for assistance at Orientbell. Visit the no-click, user-friendly Orientbell website and choose from the wide range of products that it has to offer. Orientbell has two superb digital tools that they call TriaLook and SameLook. TriaLook takes care of the challenge one faces before finalizing a tile: whether the tile will look good in the application space or not. All you have to do is click a picture of your application space and upload it with the desired tile chosen. TriaLook will place the tile in the uploaded setup digitally to give you a preview about how your space would look post the real and final installation.
Same Look is also a very user-friendly visualizer app. It helps you if you have fallen for a tile and don’t know where to find it. Orientbell’s Same Look has got you covered. All you’ve got to do is click a picture of that particular tile using the feature Same Look and it will surf the website for you to find the same tile or the closest match. This is when you can jump back to TriaLook and see if the tile fits your application area. Tile hunting was never so easy!
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