Is It Time To Remodel Your Bathroom?
How long has it been since you last changed the look of your bathroom? If you realize it is time to remodel your bathroom space, we have ideas for your new shower floor. There are multiple amounts of colors, patterns, and designs available for your floor, it can be difficult to figure out exactly which type of bathroom tile is going to work best for you. Below we will discuss pros and cons of using the most popular shower floor tile, ceramic and glass tile.
Let’s first dive into the pros of using Ceramic Tile and Glass Tile.
Ceramic Tile for your Shower Floor
- Ceramic tile can be found at more affordable prices, making it a great choice for not just the shower floor but the entire bathroom floor, walls and ceiling.
- The installation of ceramic tile can be done without professional assistance if you are up to the challenge.
- Ceramic tile is a very durable choice for your bathroom and it requires low maintenance.
- It can be found in hundreds of tile colors, shapes and texture, adding more visual interest to your bathroom design.
- Ceramic tile can easily be trimmed into any shape which allows you to add the perfect finishing details.
Glass Tile for your Shower Floor
- With glass tile, your design options are limitless. Glass tile offers your bathroom a unique visual appeal, and an enormous selection of colors and mosaics to choose from.
- Glass tile can make your shower space appear larger and brighter since the glass reflects light.
- Glass tile requires low maintenance, all you need to keep it clean is window cleaner and a cloth. This is ideal for your shower floor considering you will experience soap build up that will be cleaned regularly.
- Glass tile provides an additional sense of depth and dimension since it is translucent. Unlike any other surface material, the color you select will show all the way through the tile.
- It can be used as an accent and it will help colorful mosaic blends from overwhelming the room.
Now, let’s cover the cons of using Ceramic and Glass tile.
Cons of using Ceramic Tile
- Ceramic Tile will be very cold for your feet, especially during cold weather.
- Since ceramic tile is handmade, you should expect irregularities among the tile pieces. It will be best to hire a professional to handle the complex bathroom installation.
Cons of using Glass Tile
- Glass tile generally starts at a higher cost than ceramic tile. Therefore, you may want to consider using glass as accent, rather than covering large surface areas.
- The surface will highlight the imperfections of your shower floor. Therefore, if you’re not one to clean your tile frequently, glass may not be for you.
- Glass’s slippery smooth surface may not be appropriate for all floor applications. Therefore you should limit your selection to the matte finished tile in smaller sizes for more traction. You should also consider adding a non-slip sealant for increased slip resistance.