Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Shower Floors...

What tile do I use to tile my shower floor?

The stunning shower shown above has incorporated a mosaic tile on the curb, shower floor & ceiling along with a larger format tile on the two side walls with a back wall accented with cultured stone.

When choosing a shower floor tile you first need to remember that you can not use a wall tile on the floor. Wall tiles are not fired at a high enough level to withstand foot traffic. They just lack the needed strength for use on a floor. Also most often wall tiles can be glossy thus making them slippery in a wet area.

Mosaic tiles have many grout joints which helps with traction thus making them slip resistant. Also, they make installation easier when tiling around the floor drain due to the slope.

There are various sizes available in mosaic tiles. They don't have to be square, you can find them in a rectangular format as well as in round pebbles. Keep in mind with the pebbles they are a natural stone and need to be sealed regularly.

photos courtesy of pinterest

When coordinating your shower tiles consider using the same mosaic used on the floor as an accent on your shower walls. 

There are an endless number of choices when it comes to tile. We offer a great selection of ceramic, porcelain & natural stone tiles. We also provide our clients with free in store consultations. Bring in your ideas & let us help create the bathroom you've always wanted.

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