Shower tiles can be made from natural or manmade materials, and are also available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and levels of translucency. Therefore, it’s not surprising that many Columbia and Ellicott City homeowners find it hard to make a decision when it comes to choosing tiles for a tile shower. In order to make the selection process easier, here we’ve outlined two of your shower tile options: glass tile and stone tile. We encourage you to read on!
When it comes to the construction of a tile shower glass tile offers two main advantages: variety and a resistance to mold and mildew buildup. Glass tile is available in several colors and levels of translucency, which gives homeowners the opportunity to customize their shower to a large degree. Oftentimes, small glass tiles of various colors are used to create striking tile showers.
Aside from its aesthetic appeal glass tile is also resistant to the buildup of mildew and mold. This is a huge advantage in consideration of the daily moisture a tile shower receives, and makes for easy maintenance.
Although stone tile is available in a more limited range of colors than glass tile, it does offer natural color variation that glass tile simply can’t compete with. One of the prominent advantages offered by stone tile is an element of individuality. No two stone tiles are the same and each maintains a unique design and color combination.
The other major benefit offered by stone tile is affordability. If you’re looking to create a shower made out of stone, stone tile is much more affordable than stone slabs. Stone tile is easier to transport and install, and also offers the benefit of spot repairs. If an individual tile is cracked or chipped you won’t have to worry about replacing an entire shower wall.
Here at Floor Coverings International Howard County we look forward to helping you find the perfect tiles for your shower or bathroom. We offer a wide selection of tile options, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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