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Top Tips For Choosing Shower Tiles

Top Tips For Choosing Shower Tiles

Here at Ben’s Bathrooms, we believe that a tiled shower area should last a lifetime. However, this does mean that you need to choose the right shower tiles for your tiled shower area because you will be stuck with them for a lifetime.

We know that this puts a lot of pressure on the decision for you and your family, and that is why we are here to help. You can book an appointment with our tiling specialists, or call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01832 735 633 to help make the right decision for your shower tiles.


Tips For Choosing Shower Tiles

And, we have also put together some top tips that we think will help you make the right decision for your tiled shower area.

Top Tiled Shower Tip One:

Make sure that your shower tiles are waterproof. Porous tiles will deteriorate in the shower area, even if they are sealed. We would recommend that you opt for a denser and waterproof tile like a porcelain shower tile for example. This type of tile is easy to clean, water-resistant. Porcelain shower tiles have minimal ongoing maintenance requirements and they don’t need sealing.

Top Tiled Shower Tip Two:

When thinking about shower tiles, make sure you think non-slip. This is especially the case if you are tiling the floor of your shower area, or creating a wet room. Opting for a shower floor tile with a coarser texture or non-slip coating will help avoid any nasty accidents while in the shower area. Make sure you ask us for the anti-slip rating of our tiles when choosing the best floor tiles for your shower.

Top Tiled Shower Tip Three:

As we mentioned, we think a tiled shower area is for life. We would recommend against following the latest fashions and fads as you don’t want your gorgeous shower going out of date. If you don’t know what we mean by this; think of the 80’s avocado bath set! Coloured shower tiles like whites, naturals, greys and even black tiles are unlikely to become dated in years to come, so they could be a good colour option.

Top Tiled Shower Tip Four:

Marble tiles look great in a tiled shower area, but they can be expensive. We would recommend that you do your sums when selecting more expensive material tiles. Maybe use those more expensive tiles to as accents in the shower, or in smaller areas. Otherwise, you could find yourself blowing the budget on your new shower area, on just the tiles.

Top Tiled Shower Tip Five:

If you aren’t experienced or particularly handy, then get a professional in. Tiling in a bathroom can be extremely time-consuming and more hassle than it is worth when you’re not sure what you are doing. It can be a lot of tiles in a small room and if you don’t get the perfect finish, you can be left with a room that looks messy or half-finished.

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