Why Tile isn’t the Best Choice for a Shower

July 27, 2017

There are so many people doing kitchen and bathroom remodels in 2017 that home interior businesses and experts are starting to call Summer 2017 the Summer of Bathroom Remodels.

One of the most important decisions you can make for the visual composition of your bathroom space and the quality functioning of your shower and bathtub is your choice of material for the shower walls.

Why Tile isn't the Best Choice for a Shower

Here are some considerations to keep in mind as you plan your dream bathroom renovation:

Why tile isn’t a good idea for a shower

Simply put, tile is an enduringly popular, but less than ideal choice of materials for your shower walls. The reason tile isn’t the best idea for your shower is the grout between the tiles can fail.

If the grout fails, the result can be leaking moisture which can lead to mold problems in your shower. Once it’s in your house, mold is notoriously stubborn and costly to completely remove, and it can be very threatening to your or a family members’ health and comfort.

Mold would be the worst of your problems, but even if the grout in your shower walls doesn’t fail it will certainly need constant cleaning or it will stain, leaving your lovely new shower looking like it needs another remodel sooner than you’d want.

And before long one or more of the tiles, especially if they’re not placed evenly by a skilled professional, will eventually chip and crack.

The best material for bathroom showers

When spending the money and going through the inconvenience of remodeling your bathroom, it’s important to be sure the results last and look great for a long time.

Single-piece shower surrounds, which are made of a single piece of plastic, are ideal for keeping your shower looking great for years, without the vulnerability to mold, without the tendency to stain, and without the inevitable chips and cracks in a tile shower that look about as good as a chipped tooth.

If you must have tile

If you simply must have a tiled shower because you like the way it looks, and you are willing to accept the vulnerabilities of tile and grout, and the greater maintenance they require, be sure you hire a professional bathroom remodeling company to do it for you.

Because we have so much experience, we can save you a headache by getting the job done to the highest standard of perfection and leave your bathroom looking really great.

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