Floor and Wall Tiles for the Shower: Which to Choose and Why?

Floor and Wall Tiles for the Shower: Which to Choose and Why?
12 October 2020

A shower head with patterned metallic brick mosaic tiles surrounding it  

Image: Sapphire 600x300mm Porcelain Tiles

 

The shower is fast becoming the most popular way to get clean. Many of us don’t get the time to simply soak in the tub, what with busy work schedules and the kids to run around after. So many of us are converting our smaller bathroom spaces and fitting larger double showers or creating wet rooms. 

There is no reason why they cannot look just as beautiful as the rest of your home. With the advancement in shower technology and tile design, you can create the shower of your dreams easily today.

At Stone Tile Company, we know what’s what when it comes to tiles. This means we are in the ideal position to offer guidance as to what can work well in the shower and bathroom space, and know what options are particularly advantageous. 

In our latest blog, we pick out some of the best varieties of bathroom tiles and shower tiles for makeover projects and help give you a flavour of what we have to offer. 

 

The requirements of bathroom living 

Image: Carrara White Marble Effect Porcelain Tiles

 

 

When it comes to finding the perfect aesthetic for the bathroom, it is important to ensure you add surfaces that are suitable for this space. 

That means as well as looking great, they need to be tough, durable and most importantly, waterproof. This is particularly the case when it comes to the shower area. Here, tiles are the perfect choice. 

 

Which tiles work best in shower settings? 

Image: Luxe Copper & Bronze Mosaic

 

At Stone Tile Company, we understand that different people have different preferences as to the overall aesthetic of their bathroom. In terms of the type of tile chosen for the shower area, these can vary from smooth and large to busy and small.

The trend of small, mosaic tiles in the shower area has proven particularly popular over recent years, creating eye-catching feature walls, often with a cosmopolitan feel. Selecting a plain tile for the main wall areas and then creating a feature wall in the shower can really give your design that bespoke look. 

Products such as our Chicago Honed Marble Brick Mosaic tiles evoke subtle elegance. Equally, its Chevron twin is a beautiful, artistic tile that really suits modern tastes. When grouted and sealed with our Mattstone sealer, they are the perfect choice for a shower tile. 

Pietra Ivory porcelain tiles with Lux copper and bronze mosaics in an ultra modern shower

Image: Chicago Honed Chevron Mosaic

 

 

Aura Beige Split Face tiles are also available in Grey and Ivory and are perfect if you are looking for the trendy split face look. They can be grouted, meaning you can use them as a feature wall in your shower.


Image: Aura Grey Split Face Effect Tiles

 

Some of our favourite bathroom wall tiles are our new Paris Brick wall tiles. These come in beautiful colours that have a handcrafted feel and, perhaps most importantly, a variety of tonal colours that allow you to tailor your bathroom or shower area. 

Image: Paris Ocean Brick Effect Wall Tiles

 

Our Paris tiles range are great shower tile options as they are as flexible as they are stylish. They come in Forest, Navy and Ocean shades, as well as Rose, Silver and Pearl varieties. This is a truly beautiful range and one that can bring your shower area to life. 

For an extra touch of luxury, take a look at our Opulence Grey Glass & Stone Brick Mosaic, Luxe Copper & Bronze Glass Mosaic and Carrara Art Deco Mosaic tiles.  

These options are all great when it comes to choosing your shower tiles, providing the perfect balance between durability and style. 

Natural Stone Tiles are the perfect answer if you are looking to create a bespoke, luxury shower space. Brushed finishes are recommended as they are softer underfoot, whilst still providing added slip resistance. 

Slate tiles certainly bring drama to a design as every tile is unique, with its own individual textures allowing for the creation of individual and timeless looks.

Limestone and travertine tiles are also a great alternative if you're looking for warmer colour tones too. 

 

Bathroom floor tiles to complement your shower space 

Image: Madeira Grey Patterned Floor Tiles

 

There are so many choices of bathroom floor tiles to select from. Many customers prefer a matt tile, which provides additional slip resistance. However polished tiles are also very popular, especially as using the same tile on both wall and floor is a key trend. Don't worry about slipping. A simple mat where you step out of the shower will provide the slip-resistance you need.

Again, our range includes classic and contemporary designs that are able to meet the varied tastes of our customers. 

Indus Grey Lappato porcelain floor tiles are a great choice as the lappato finish provides a beautiful light reflecting quality, whilst also being slip-resistant. 

If you prefer a feature floor, how about these Calabria Aqua patterned tiles, or Genoa grey patterned tiles? The pattern trend is not set to slow down any time soon and there are so many designs that can help turn your shower area and bathroom into a delightful cosmopolitan space with ease. 

 

 

Shop with Stone Tile Company 

We hope that our choice of bathroom wall tiles and bathroom floor tiles has provided you with some inspiration as to what can work well in your shower area.  

Be sure to take a look at our fitting guides if you are looking to install your tiles yourself. Our sealers are very important in shower spaces to help prevent unintended seepage, while cleaners can help ensure your tiles remain looking their best. Take a look at our sealers and cleaners range. 

We also stock adhesives and grout, helping you find everything you need for a successful shower tiling project. 

Browse through our full range today and if you have any questions, simply get in touch with the Stone Tile Company team who will be happy to offer guidance and support.