The commercial market has been using large format slabs for years, and now with confidence rising we are seeing large format installations within the residential market.
The benefit of a large slab is the super-size 3200×1500. In most cases one piece will run floor to ceiling and in a bathroom you may only need two or three pieces per wall. With a rectified edge there is very little grout lines.
Popular patterns are marble and stone as the large format creates masterpieces to admire and enjoy. This is one of the most popular reasons for selecting a large tile. Gone are the numerous vertical and horizontal grout lines that standout like railway tracks dividing each tile each pattern into disarray. Instead you are left appreciating the fullness of your chosen pattern – from the drama of marble, the subtle softness of swirling clouds, to the earthiness of rock.
More and more we are connecting back to the beauty of nature. With the colour shape and patterns she has magically produced we can, through technology, duplicate. From benchtops, splashback, bathroom, to living rooms and exterior eating enclaves, the large format slab is reinvigorating living spaces, and perhaps re-connecting us to the importance of ‘home’.