When it comes time to remodel a bathroom White Bear Lake homeowners are faced with the choice of either installing a tile shower or a prefabricated shower. A tile shower can be made from glass tile, stone tile, or ceramic tile. This type of shower offers a number of distinct advantages, which we’ll be discussing below.
Tile Shower Advantages
Highly Customizable—Most strikingly, tile showers are highly customizable in regards to placement and appearance. Showers that are made using tile are installed onsite, meaning that they can be made to occupy almost any space. This makes them a great option for odd shaped bathrooms or unconventional spaces.
Tile showers can also be made from a variety of materials. Glass, ceramic, and stone tile are three particularly popular tile shower options. Glass and ceramic tiles are available in a wide range of colors and levels of translucency, and stone offers natural color variation that many homeowners desire. When it comes to designing a tile shower your options are virtually endless.
Tile Shower Disadvantages
Mold and Mildew Buildup—Unfortunately, the buildup of mold and mildew along tile grout can become an issue for tile showers over the course of many years. Oftentimes, homeowners find that the grout between tiles needs replacement before shower tiles themselves.
We recommend that you use a shower rack to hold soaps and other items, or create a tile shower that includes a shelf like the one seen above. This will prevent the bottoms of containers from consistently touching tiles, which prevents drying.
Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we’d love to help you create the perfect tile shower. We offer a variety of tile options, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. We proudly serve the greater White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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