When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, and more specifically remodeling a tile shower, you have a long list of decisions to make. A lot of those decisions likely have to do with tile. This material is available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors, and levels of translucency. Understandably, making a decision regarding shower tiles can be overwhelming.
Here we’ve outlined two of the most popular options when it comes to shower tiles: stone and glass. Homeowners have been known to create beautiful, rustic inspired showers using the natural color variation of stone. Not to be outdone, glass tiles have also been used to create colorful, striking showers that command attention.
We encourage you to read on to learn more about these two shower tile varieties. Both are sure to offer an exciting upgrade to your Oahu bathroom. When it comes to shower tiles your options are virtually endless. You can even create a glass and stone tile shower similar to the one seen to the right.
Glass tiles are available in a number of colors and levels of translucency. More than stone tile, they offer a wide range of design options that can be used to create a truly personalized space. Glass tile can be quite slick when wet, and is therefore not recommended for shower flooring. However, these tiles reflect light and will make your bathroom feel brighter and larger when used as a backsplash or on shower walls.
Aside from their visual appeal, glass tiles are also resistant to mold and mildew buildup. The biggest challenge when it comes to tile showers is the management of mildew and mold. Tiles and tile grout are exposed to moisture daily, which accelerates the growth of unwanted mildew and mold. Luckily, glass tile will look new for several years and requires little maintenance.
In contrast to glass tile, stone tile offers natural beauty. Although it’s not available in such a wide range of colors, stone is still known for instantly elevating the visual appeal of bathrooms. The natural color variation of a stone is something that can’t be replicated. We recommend this material if you’re looking to create a more natural styled bathroom.
Stone tile is also extremely hard and dense, which makes for durable floors and bathroom walls. Replacing a tile shower can be a pain and stone tile offers the assurance of long-term quality. It’s ideal for high traffic areas, like bathrooms and showers, and requires relatively little maintenance.
Here at Floor Coverings International Oahu we’d love to help you create a tile shower that’s both function and beautiful. We offer a wide selection of tile options, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product galley. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Honolulu, Oahu area and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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