Picking Tiles for Your Shower Enclosure

Picking Tiles for Your Shower Enclosure

You’ve chosen your dream shower but before you can install it you still have to pick which tiles would go perfect with it. Many factors should be considered before picking tiles for your shower enclosure, which can quickly become a tedious process. Luckily, we’re here to help you pick the right tile for your dream shower. Keep in Mind When choosing tiles for wet areas like your shower, or a sauna, it’s crucial to pick a type that has suitable adhesive and grout systems in place. It needs to assist with any thermal expansion during the installation of the tile as a result of the temperature of the water.When mixing your adhesive and grout with a latex-based additive, like Tal Bond, for example, it will help with water-resistance of the adhesive system.Although it sounds like an unnecessary task to waterproof your shower floor and walls, not doing so will result in water filtering through the grout and adhesive. This can lead to damp patches on the adjoining walls or ceilings of the rooms underneath. Picking Tiles for Your Shower Now that we’ve discussed the importance of ensuring your shower enclosure is waterproof, let’s see what you need to keep in mind when picking tiles for your framed or frameless shower. Large or Small Tiles? When you’re picking tiles for your shower, you must think about the size. Larger tiles can be dangerous as you can slip easily since they have a larger surface that gets wet. So keep in mind when picking a larger tile, make sure you look for one that has enough slip-resistance.Smaller tiles, on the other...