Are you ready for a modern upscale bathroom? Yes! There are so many options available to help you achieve a modern upscale bathroom.
Today, let’s focus on the shower. We are going to discuss what goes into creating an elegant and tranquil stand-alone shower space. It can be as unique as the person who uses it. Creating a stand-alone shower gives you the freedom to design it to fit your taste and allows for multiple design options.
Let’s start at the beginning with the shower floor. Did you know that there are various materials which can be used for the shower floor? Several factors to take into account when deciding what is right for you include visual appeal, maintenance, comfort, safety, and cost – what works best with your budget.
Some of the choices available for the shower floor include natural stone tile, ceramic tile, mosaic tile, and glazed porcelain tile. I’m sure that you never realized all the choices you have! Each of these choices allow you to choose colors and textures that are appealing to you.
Stone tile certainly provides great gripping power for bare feet. It is visually appealing, for sure, but definitely more high maintenance and more costly than other options. Marble mosaic tile, as well as other stone tile, can be sealed every few months to keep it looking good indefinitely. The look and feel of stone tile is certainly enough to compensate for the extra effort.
Ceramic tile is another option to consider. There are many different types of ceramic tile. It is available in many different shapes and sizes. It is suitable for shower floors because of its durability. It is also resistant to water and humidity, which makes it a good choice for a bathroom. Additionally, it is fairly easy to clean which helps increase its lifespan.
Glass mosaic tile, while attractive, tends to be slippery when wet, which makes it a less than optimal choice. It is better used as an accent such as for shower walls. It is a great way to add a degree of elegance to your shower.
Porcelain mosaic tile is the most popular choice for shower floors because of its ease of maintenance, gripping texture, style, and the fact that it is cost effective. Porcelain is a denser, less porous and harder option than the others mentioned. It offers better water and stain resistance than ceramic tile. Porcelain offers great versatility because of the many choices of patterns and colors available. It will retain all of these qualities for years to come.
I’m sure that you never realized that there are so many factors to consider when choosing a new floor for your shower. The shower should reflect your taste.
Now you have information which will make your choice easier. We are also available to help you make this choice!