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How You Can Use Denver Porcelain Tile to Make Spaces Feel Bigger or Smaller

May 9, 2018

If you live in a small space, or if you have one room in your home that feels cramped, you might want to consider using Denver porcelain tile. Porcelain tile also works for large rooms that lack that feeling of intimacy.
Porcelain tile has always been appreciated for its beauty and durability, and many homeowners are delighted to learn that it is low maintenance as well.

Porcelain comes in a variety of shapes and colors, one of which is sure to enhance the look your home. Take a look at some of the porcelain stone tiles you can get at Natural Stone Sales to achieve many different types of looks!

Making Small Spaces Seem Bigger

If you’re dealing with very small spaces, the people at StyleCaster have tips on making rooms look bigger in this article: How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger. You can also talk to the experts at Natural Stone Sales for their ideas.

One of the ways porcelain makes spaces seem bigger is because of the luminescent quality of this stone. You can also play with the shapes of the tiles to make a small room seem larger, such as using a smaller-sized tile for a tiny bathroom. Rather than using accent tiles for a tiny bathroom—which tend to make areas look smaller—consider using a monotone tile design to give the illusion of a greater surface area. Tiling a shower and tub area all the way to the ceiling is another way to make spaces seem bigger.

If you’re looking to add new flooring to a small condo, porcelain tiles can be a great way to improve flow and make the place look much bigger. Consider the pattern of the tile, such as laying it diagonally versus straight, to also increase the look of the space.

Making Big Spaces Seem Cozier

When you have a particularly large space, you might want to use porcelain tiles to get the opposite result. Darker tiles will make rooms feel warmer. Laying tile diagonally can also ensure you draw the eye to a focal point of the room, such as a fireplace. Using darker grout with lighter tile can also make spaces feel more intimate.
Some new homes have particularly large master bathrooms, giving them a cold feel. You can use porcelain tile, as well as accent tiles, to warm up the space.

Taking Care of Porcelain Tile

This beautiful stone can last for many years if it is properly cared for; luckily, it’s pretty easy. Vacuum or mop the floor prior to using any kind of cleaner on it. Then you can apply either vinegar-and-water mixture or commercial product designed for porcelain, saturating the surface. Let this soak for a few minutes. Scrub any stained areas with a soft brush, then wipe the floors clean.

If you are planning to replace the flooring in one of your rooms or in your entire home, call our experts at Natural Stone Sales today at 303-777-7485 to make an appointment. They can offer the best solutions for your space and suggest the perfect size, style, texture, and color to maximize the beauty of any living area—regardless of its size.