by Dave Pluimer

Sometimes bigger is better, and when it comes to selecting flooring for your remodel, large format tiles are definitely on trend! Oversized 24×24 floor tiles have been sweeping the design world and making themselves at home – beautifully – across the country.

What are the benefits and the best places to use them? And are they right for your home?


24×24 floor tiles are entering the home with exceptional results. Why is bigger better, or at least a strong option to consider?

  • Rooms appear larger. Many people assume that if they install large format tiles, it will make the room look smaller. Not so! Here’s why: there are much fewer (and often thinner) grout lines involved in a floor with 24×24 tiles. The effect is that the visual field is not interrupted every few inches. As a result, the room will look and feel more spacious.
  • Less maintenance. Fewer grout lines mean less intensive maintenance. If your favorite chore is scrubbing grout… 24×24 floor tiles may not be for you. If, however, you enjoy doing literally anything else in your free time, then they may be just the solution.
  • Versatility. Large format tiles are exceptional choices for modern, contemporary, and transitional styles, but they can work just as well in a variety of homes. If you love patterns, for example, the expanded size allows you to create the look you want without visual interruption. You also avoid the sense that you are overcrowding a room or overwhelming other elements of the design.
  • Wide-open options. You can source 24×24 tiles in different materials, including natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain, as well as in a variety of colors and patterns. Whether you want a crisp, white marble for a statement-making kitchen or bath or a porcelain that achieves a warm wood look for your entryway or great room, there are options available to meet your needs from top manufacturers like Daltile and Emser Tile.


Again, the best option for your home is one that suits your style, preferences, and aesthetic goals. That said, you do want a design that is cohesive and makes sense for the space. With that in mind:

  • Don’t be afraid to use large format tiles in smaller rooms. Large format tiles in small rooms? Are you crazy? Nope. Just savvy! Using 24×24 tiles makes rooms look larger – where better to use them than in a smaller space! Again, because of the minimized grout lines, you can create the illusion of more space. For best results, consult your design and remodeling team.
  • Don’t angle the tiles. One of the big benefits of 24×24 floor tiles is that you minimize grout lines and keep the line of sight as uninterrupted as possible. Setting the tiles at an angle creates more obstacles for the eye, so to speak. Let large format tiles shine by choosing a straight setting.
  • Which room? Where would you normally use tile? The kitchen? The bathroom? The great room or living room? The mudroom or entryway? The patio or outdoor kitchen? Feel free to consider 24×24 floor tiles in these spaces. Large format tiles are not restricted to any one room.


If you are thinking about 24×24 floor tiles for your home, contact the experts. ACo’s team includes experienced design and installation professionals who will help you make the right call – and ensure your results exceed your expectations. Connect with us.