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Denver Natural Stone: Shower Tile Installation Considerations


February 5, 2020

Creating a spa like feeling within your existing bathroom is closer than you think. Depending on the current state of your space, it’s possible only a few simple changes could take your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary in a relatively short amount of time. Varying based on only a few differing factors - upgrading countertops, switching out sinks or toilets, changing faucet hardware, or remodeling tubs and showers can all help take your bathroom to the next level.

These and other items to consider before your bathroom remodel takes place ensures homeowners have a plan for their project. Despite the potential changes available, one of the best options is to switch the surface material of your existing shower or tub/shower combination. Doing so can dramatically change the look of your bathroom and immediately give the space a different sense of depth, color, and design. However, there are a few important items to consider when switching out prefabricated moldings or other materials for tile.

Floors
Knowing the shower floor is going to be subject to water exposure and potential build-up, a non-slip surface or gripping tile being installed can be important. Depending on the specific style chosen, there are available options for adding some tack to the floor, including mats.

Walls
From solids to patterns, there are many bathroom tile ideas for a fresh new look on your shower walls. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, the aesthetics are seemingly endless when electing to carry tile from the floor up onto the walls of a bathroom.

Seats
If your shower also has a sitting space, larger panels can make for a more comfortable spot than smaller, individual tiles. While intricate designs may be compatible for walls, consider wide planks for any potential sitting areas or bench installations.

Cleaning
Another important aspect to consider when installing tile into a shower is cleanliness. Not only is it more difficult to keep smaller designs clean between the grout but this task can also be time consuming. For this reason, the time it takes to properly clean these surfaces can vary greatly and will be largely dependent on specific homeowners for their personal preferences.

Once you’re ready to upgrade an existing shower material during a remodelling project or are constructing your own new residence, we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials needed to complete the job. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design. Come look and feel for yourself, the wide variety of tile options available to select and decide for yourself which will fit into your plans exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.