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Whether you're looking for 3"x3" or 20"x20" tile squares, the options you have in choosing tile sizes are virtually
tile, generally found in sizes of two square inches or smaller, can be purchased as individual tiles for creative
installation or mounted in pre–planned patterns on mesh or paper sheets.
Recommendation: Don't assume tiling a small room needs small tiles and a big room need big tiles. A unique tile floor
design, such as using larger tiles in a small room or vice versa, can make an impact.
The shapes of floor tiles can also add to the overall design of your room. Square tiles are obviously the most common
tile shape, but tiles also come in geometric shapes. Hexagonal or octagonal in shape, geometric floor tiles can be suitable
for many spaces from small tiles for kitchens and bathrooms to larger, more decorative tiling in entryways.
We defined firing in the beginning of this Buying Guide as the process of heating the tile material in a kiln, but there
are two methods by which manufacturers can create the final product:
It can be beneficial to remember the difference between these terms when selecting your tile as double–fired tile
is stronger and denser than single–fired.
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