Popular 12×24 Tiles in Las Vegas


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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

Tile Designs

urbanite_23805_carbonWhen trying to make your home unique we always try for some kind of concept or design to use. Whether it is modern or traditional the look and feel of your house should make it a home to you. The endless amount of choices that are before you when you start can be intimidating.

When you decide on your flooring you should pick a general tone of color to help keep your home uni-formal. There are many homes that every room is a different tile and set differently. But if you keep the floor uni-formal in design and color the area will appear larger and more inviting. Even if you have small rooms such as bathrooms and laundry rooms keeping the floor with the same pattern and design from one area to the next can change the appearance of a small home to a large one. By choosing dark colors you will make the rooms appear to the eye smaller, and when you use light colors you will make the area appear larger than life. By using a mixture of both you will highlight and accent different areas to make your home truly unique. Come visit our showroom for even more ideas.

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Tile Patterns For Your Home


Cinema Burbank Biege12x24 and 18x18

Cinema Burbank Biege12x24 and 18×18

 All of us want to make our home unique.  In flooring we see floors set straight and floors set on an diagonal. But is that all we can do on the floor, without putting in a medallion or some other kind of mosaic work?

With most floors it is easy to make a change from a straight or a diagonal installation. Simply by installing a tile in a pattern suddenly you go from having the same pattern everyone has to a completely different floor. And one that you can walk into many of the homes in Las Vegas and else where and never see this pattern repeated on the floor.


Legend Titan 3 piece pattern

Legend Titan 3 piece pattern

Even using a simple stagger joint pattern can make your home truly unique. Offsetting the tile by half or thirds is a very simple pattern to do. The question after that is usually does offsetting your tile by a half or a third cause you to waste more material when you are setting the floor. And the answer is no. When you cut the tile in half you already have the next row you are using that cut. If you are off setting your tile by thirds you have the next two rows. So while you may be cutting more tiles, you are not wasting more tile when you are setting your floor.The next question that is usually on everyone’s mind is, does setting your tile this way take you more time? Initially, yes it does but only during the initial start of the project. Once you get  the pattern you chose going in a few hours you will be moving right along having the floor installed.

Grandeur Elegant Amber 12x12 and 18x18 in a Step Pattern

Grandeur Elegant Amber 12×12 and 18×18 in a Step Pattern

Now if you want to make your home even more unique you may be thinking of using more than one size of tile. And if that is the case, you will need to keep the pattern not only firmly in your mind when you are installing your tile but also when you are purchasing your tile. For example a true Versailles pattern will have seven different sizes that you are setting when you are doing your tile project. More commonly used patterns will use two, three, or even four different sizes.

The pattern when you are setting your tile will give the appearance of being random when you start using three sizes or more. And the more sizes one uses means the tiles should be calibrated so they can be used in a pattern. Calibrated means that the tiles are designed to be used together in a pattern.

Urbanite Stone

Urbanite Stone

In most patterns this is very important if you want to maintain a proper grout joint. But if you are doing a step pattern, or a pinwheel pattern this is can be less of a concern for you. But as long as you stay consistent doing the pattern the way you start, you should never run  into cutting one of the tiles into a different shape in the middle of your floor.

Once you figure out your square footage at Designer Tile Plus and you decide to go with a pattern with 2, 3, 4 or even 7 pieces. We will simply break down how much you need in every size that you will need to do the pattern you want to do. Our number one goal when you are doing a pattern on your floor in our store is to get the right amount of each size. That way when you do your pattern you are not running back and forth from your home to our store.


Color Body and Through Body Tiles

Topeka Biscuit

Topeka Biscuit

As you look around for your next tile project you might want to read this to help you pick out the tile of your choice before you begin. One of the few things you can look at when you compare price is what kind of tile are you getting. Is it a porcelain tile or is it a ceramic.

Most tile you see when you are looking at tile has a glaze and a finish that while is hard and durable can be chipped. Not easily but it can be done. Once that happens it is time to take out a spare tile and replace it. But if you want to make it so that  chipped tile does not stand out while you are waiting to put in your new fresh tile to look at Color Body and Through Body Tiles.


Berkshire Oak

Berkshire Oak (Color Body)

A Color body weather in porcelain, or in ceramic, means that while you pay a few cents more a square foot you are also buying a little bit more peace of mind, after you get the tile installed. Color Body means in the tile industry that the factory while they were making the tile put some of the same pigments in the glaze through out the body of the tile. This little bit of thought that the factory does make the tile a little bit more expensive but should you chip the tile, the body of the tile you see will be closer in color to the tile. So instead of seeing a white, bone, or terracotta color, you will see something closer to what the glaze is on top of the tile.


Urbanite Gild

Urbanite Gild (Through Body)

The Elite of tile in the tile industry is though the Through Body Tiles. Through Body Tiles takes what the color body is and goes one step further. A Through Body Tile will have the same Color all the way through the tile. Meaning that color and the actual design is throughout the tile. So even when you chip a tile well you don’t really need to replace it right away because it will look just as good as the day before you broke it. In fact unless you noticed the chip while you were sweeping it might take you a few days to even notice that you have a chip in your tile.