Flooring For A Larger Look?
Designer’s Corner Questions
What kinds of flooring will make a room look larger?
As a general rule, the larger the size whether it be a tile, plank or pattern the larger the item the larger it will make the room look.
This does not mean that a busy pattern will make a room look larger.
Even small rooms like powder rooms appear larger when larger flooring is used.
Example: Tiles – choose tiles that are large to make the room appear larger, but not so larger that full tiles are not able to be installed across the room.
Installing tile on the diagonal can help a room appear larger.
Myth – light floors will make a room look larger. This is not necessarily true. If the floors are white, but the walls are dark, the room will appear larger. Conversely, the floors can be dark and the walls light and the room may appear larger. Keep in mind too that lighting plays a big part.