Popular 12×24 Tiles in Las Vegas

 

Aventis Cotton and Aventis Nut

The New Fashion Trend in Tile is no longer square tiles but rectangles. The most popular is the 12×24 tile size that people are using on their floors. 18x36s and 24x48s are also being used as well. But the easy installation of the 12x24s make it the most dominate size sold today.

18x18s and 16x16s are still being sold but the difference is the 12x24s give you a more modern look than the traditional square tiles. The difference between using a 12×24 than the traditional 18×18 is a quarter of a square foot so you are not adding tons of grout to your floor with going with the 12x24s.

 

Urbanite Gild

Urbanite Gild

Many of the more modern looks that are available are only available in the 12×24 format verses the 18×18 or 16×16. Some of them are available in the 20×20 and 24×24 format but not all of them are. So if you are looking for a more modern looking floor the easier selection is in the 12x24s than an any other size.

Even if you decide to go with the more traditional square tiles on the floor. The 12×24 is the most dominate of the tiles being used on the walls. It makes a dramatic statement on the walls as it does on the floor. And compared to the 3x6s 4x4s and the traditional 6x6s that you see on the walls it is stunning to see, and with the fewer grout lines much easier to clean and maintain.

Legend Apollo

Legend Apollo

Should You Go With Tile?

 

Grandeur Rich Honey

Grandeur Rich Honey

When looking at remodeling or buying a home we all wonder what should be installed in the floor. Sometimes what comes standard in a home is not what you want. Or with remodeling you are tired with what is down, or it is in need to be replaced. With carpet, laminate, vinyl, wood, parquet floors, porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles, marble, travertine, limestone, slate, and granite. The combinations and choices are endless. And we haven’t even looked at decorative pieces, medallions, or accents, or paint, or even new furniture.

 

For myself living in a desert that has windy days I prefer to go with tile. Tile is much easier to clean when dealing with all the dust being blown around. Another benefit is my pets cannot pee  and leave that awful smell as they do with carpet. The finishes on woods, laminates, and parquet floors always seem to get scratched from my pets nails, and little kids dragging their feet. While I have seen nice vinyls around all of them seem to be priced right around what I can buy ceramic or porcelain tiles for. Installation costs seem to run the same, so since tile can last longer than vinyl with so much wear and tear I end up with tile floors.

Fontana Terrina Clay

Fontana Terrina Clay

With tile I can choose different looks, colors and sizes. I can have a low maintenance floor that is easy to maintain and keep clean. I don’t have to worry about people spilling and staining anything. I can keep my floor and never have to worry about replacing it because of wear and tear. I can have a classy, elegant looking floor that is timeless, and beautiful.

Tile Designs and Patterns

 

Grandeur Magnificent Ivory

Grandeur Magnificent Ivory

Most tiles have patterns in some form or another. Whether the design or pattern in the tile is crisp, clear, focused, blurry, repetitive, or singularly unique all comes down to the price we pay. When tiles look almost identical we lose some of the illusion of what we were going for with tile. If we wanted a marble look we want some of the characteristics of marble. When we look at stone looking tile we want that tile to vary just as much as stone but without the upkeep of a natural stone. When we look at Slate looking tiles we want the floor to have as much variation as slate. The ability to vary from one extreme to another. With woodlooking tile we want  to give that appearance of wood. When the design and pattern in the tile looks that real it is an easy choice to make.

 

Thrill Rock

Thrill Rock

What we would all like is when someone comes into our home that they are impressed with our home .  We would like our friends to notice how realistic looking our new marble looking floor tile is. We would like them to be  amazed at how realistic looking the porcelain tile is and how carefully the manufacturer has mimicked the stone. We want them to notice how realistic the grain and texture of the wood looking tile is to actual wood. We want our neighbors to look at our slate looking tile and be impressed with how smooth and even it is. The easy maintenance of tile is usually what makes us all look at tile initially. But when the tile pattern and design looks just as realistic as the real thing. That is what makes us choose tile over the real woods, laminates, marbles, granites, travertines, and limestones. The look and richness of natural products in the pattern and design but with the simple maintenance of a tile floor.

Magnolia Burl

Magnolia Burl

Legend Magna

Legend Magna