Your shower is the main attraction in your bathroom. It’s the focal point of the room, so choosing the right tiles and design can be an overwhelming process for many homeowners.
And deciding on the best tile for your shower is one of the biggest decisions to make. It’s the first thing people will see, and it sets the design for the whole room.
Below is some advice to help you choose the best tile for your shower wall and floor.
How To Choose Shower Tile
Tile for Shower Floor
A few things to think about when you choose tile for your shower floor is slip-resistant, does it repel water.
Most porcelain and some stone tiles are popular options, while most glazed ceramic tile is unsuitable, because it’s too slippery.
Shower floor tile size affects both design flexibility and slip-resistance. Shower floors typically slope about 1/4 inch per foot toward the drain and often have multiple planes to direct all the water to a single point.
Tile for Shower Walls
Good tile for shower walls includes pretty much any type suitable for very wet locations.
Glazed ceramic and porcelain tile are most commonly used, from the normal 4 1/4-inch white squares to large-format tiles of almost any size. Stone also make good tile for shower walls, stone tiles should be easy to clean and resistant to staining from mineral content in water.
6 Things To Think About When Choosing Shower Tile
1. Use smaller tiles on curves. Smaller tiles handle curves and arcs much easier.
2. Use a second tile choice to make a feature wall. Adding a second tile choice as a feature wall adds a little drama to your shower design.
3. Keep cleaning in mind. If you hate cleaning your shower, use larger panels, since they make cleaning much easier than small mosaic-type tiles.
That advice should help you learn how to choose shower tile for your next remodel project.
Pera Tile specializes in porcelain tiles and can help you find the tile you need for multiple projects, ranging from commercial buildings to custom homes.