Size Evolution of Homogeneous Tiles in Singapore

Shopping for the right-sized tiles for your home renovation is never easy because they come in several types, such as ceramic, porcelain, and homogeneous. They also come in a wide range of colours, textures, shapes, and sizes.

Over the years, tile sizes have undergone significant changes. In the past, small 10x10cm and 20x20cm square tiles were in fashion and commonly used in homes. As time went on, larger tile sizes like 30x30cm, 30x60cm, and 60x60cm became popular. Today, tile sizes have grown dramatically to include sizes such as 60x120cm, 80x80cm, 90x90cm, and even 120x120cm. Tile manufacturers have also started making hexagon-shaped or octagon-shaped tiles. In this article, we will discuss the various sizes of homogeneous tiles. 

Tile Sizes

There is a large variety of sizes available for homogeneous tiles in Singapore. From small square tiles of 10x10cm to large square tiles of 60x60cm, homogeneous tiles are also available in rectangular formats ranging from 30x60cm, 60x120cm, and more. Let us take a look at some of the sizes of the tiles below: 

10x10cm Square Tiles

Mallorca Cream 10x10cm, Matt 

Commonly used in the 1990s, the 10x10cm square tile has come back in trend now, especially for retro themes. It is the smallest in size, offering crossover potentials on horizontal and vertical applications. 10x10cm tiles can add depth or contract a space, making the room feel more compact. They can also be freely combined with each other to create interesting patterns.   

20x20cm Square Tiles

20x20cm square tiles were once common in the 1990s and 2000s, and have now become a common size for decorative tiles. Thanks to their ability to make a statement, 20x20cm square tiles are widely used on bathroom walls and floors. They also guarantee more traction and slip resistance with lesser grout lines. 

Subway Tiles

520U Subway 5x20cm, Glossy 

Subway tiles are a classic tile commonly found in New York’s underground train stations during the early 1900s. They have evolved from simple white tiles into tiles of different shades, sizes, and textures. Subway tiles originally came in 3x6 inch dimensions but have since grown to include 7x28cm, 7.5x22.5cm, 10x20cm, and 10x30cm sizes. They are versatile and can be laid in many different ways. Some variations are horizontal or vertical stack, staggered, diagonally, herringbone or chevron pattern. 

30x30cm Square Tiles

Artech 30x30cm, Matt R10 

One of the more common tile sizes used now is the 30x30cm square tile. Tiles of this size are mostly used on bathroom and kitchen floors. As this is a popular tile size, many different designs and options are available in the market.   

Rectangular Tile 30x60cm

Horizon Cream 29.5x59.5cm, Matt, R9

The 30x60cm rectangular tile is an all-rounder. They are easy to handle, transport, and lay, making them ideal for installation on walls and floors. They can be used either alone or with 60x60cm tiles. Installing tiles of this size in a vertical stack laying pattern on your bathroom wall will draw the eye up and make your ceiling appear higher.

Odd Sizes

Hex 15x17.3cm, Matt R10 

Tiles are not only available in the standard sizes above; they are also available in odd sizes and shapes such as 15x17.3cm, 20x23cm, 23.2x26.7cm, and more. In addition, combining tiles of different sizes can make interesting patterns on your floor. 

60x60cm Square Tiles

Ermetica Grigio 60x60cm, Matt R9

The 60x60cm square tile is one of the biggest tiles available on the residential consumer market. They are commonly used as floor tiles as they have fewer grout lines, which enables better transition between the living room, bedroom, and kitchen.

Large Format Tiles (60x120cm, 80x80cm, 90x90cm, 120x120cm)

Valorous White 80x80cm, Honed

Large-format tiles are a great choice for those who value aesthetics and minimalism. They create a uniform surface, making your room brighter and more open. Large-format tiles can be used in both large and small interiors - they perfectly fit large interiors and are a great way to make smaller rooms look optically bigger.

With many different sizes of tiles available, you can create a personalized space with your preferred size. Here at Soon Bee Huat, we have the largest tile variety in Singapore with technology offering a unique design experience for everyone. As we pride ourselves as tile and stone specialists, you can trust us to complete the home of your dreams. Visit our showrooms or click here to explore our full range of porcelain tiles!