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Picking Tile for Your Ottawa Shower

There’s lots of factors to consider when choosing the perfect tile for your Ottawa bathroom and shower.  And of course, your shower structure itself will dictate the tile you should use (i.e. if you have multiple curves, you will need smaller shower tile).  And using large tile is great for barrier-free design… but with less grout, as stunning as it may look, it is less safe.

We’re providing some considerations when choosing shower tile – and of course, you can find a huge selection of bathroom tile at TNT in our showrooms serving Ottawa, West Ottawa, Carp, Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton, Dunrobin, and Arnprior.

  • Use smaller tiles on curves. You will probably need smaller tiles to accommodate the curves of your shower bench.
  • Consider the feel. Of course with less grout (or no grout) a slab will feel nicer to sit on than smaller tile – but a slab will have rougher edges.  Life – and shower tile – is a tradeoff.
  • Consider a second tile choice for a to make a feature wall. Use a separate choice for accent and a “wow” factor.
  • Pick a separate, smaller tile for a sloped ceiling. Speaking of “wow factor,” if your bathroom has a s;loped ceiling pick a different color for more graceful slopes.
  • Consider a classic look. If you plan to age in your home, pick a larger, easier to maintain tile. And whether you are aging or not, larger tiles are easier to clean.
  • Keep cleaning in mind. If you hate cleaning your shower, use larger slabs or glass panels, since they making cleaning much easier than small mosaic-type tiles.

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