Tile Tricks to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Larger


If you’re ready to upgrade your home, a bathroom makeover might be the first project to start with. One problem, especially in ½ bathrooms, is the size of the room. Sometimes the space you have available isn’t very large, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle. With the right design technique and best tile placement, you can make even the smallest bathroom in your house feel like something out of a magazine. Read below to learn our tips and tricks!

How To Use Big Tile in a Small Bathroom

More often than not, homeowners want to run when they hear a designer recommend using big tile in a small bathroom. It may be surprising to know, but when large tile is placed correctly, it can make any space feel roomy. This aversion to opting for large tile usually comes from faulty design. Our design experts can show you how to place large tile on the floor and in the shower to make your space look larger.

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How To Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger with Flooring

Small bathrooms feel like a challenge to homeowners. However, our experts are here to show you how to make a small bathroom look bigger with flooring. We offer our digital room visualizers, so you can see our design ideas come to life. With tile, you can create floor patterns that elongate your room either vertically or horizontally. Different patterns and sizes play with the eye and can help your bathroom appear larger than it is. Contrary to popular belief, sometimes larger tiles actually make a tiny space appear bigger because there are less grout joints breaking up the space!

How To Make a Small Bathroom Look Elegant

Your bathroom should bring you serenity. With all the stress we face in our everyday lives, you deserve one place in your home that allows you to truly relax. We can show you how to make a small bathroom look elegant within your budget, which means large or small, you create the perfect bathroom getaway, where all of your worries melt away. We may recommend shapes such as ovals and circles rather than squares and triangles to create a softer, more relaxed atmosphere.


What Size Tile for Small Bathroom

We are often asked what size tile for small bathrooms actually work. The answer truly depends on the style you seek. We can incorporate the largest and smallest tile in your bathroom to create your perfect look. The only limit we have is your imagination.

Don’t stress out if you are not sure what you want! After all, you are working to create your stress-free place. Check out our inspirational photos from past customer projects to help us understand the direction you would like to head. From there, we can take your budget, style and color palette into consideration as we create the best tile pattern and design for your small bathroom.

When you search, “What size tiles for a small bathroom?”, you will find several different answers that aren’t specific to your situation. If you visit your nearest Standard Tile showroom instead, you will find a team of design experts ready and available to assist you through the entire process.



No matter the size of your bathroom, we can help create the elegance and vision you have. You don’t need 1,000 square feet to bring your bathroom dreams to life. Trust our experts, and we can make it happen.

We can help you understand:

  • How to incorporate larger tiles
  • What size tile is the best for your needs
  • How to make a small bathroom look elegant

We can answer all of your questions along the way. Contact us today to get started!