Many homeowners in Contra Costa County choose to finish their showers with tile. Tile is a popular material for showers because of both its beauty and its practicality. Floor Coverings International Concord not only specializes in the installation of shower tile, but also in the design and execution of a beautiful bathroom centerpiece. If you aren’t yet sure whether tile is the right option for your home’s shower, read on to learn more.
One of the biggest benefits of shower tile is its style and design versatility. Tiles are available in a seemingly endless number of color and material options. If you’re looking to create a natural and rustic appearance, slate can be a great choice. This natural stone material ranges in color from dark blues to warm rust tones, allowing it to fit well in different environments. The natural color variation of slate can make for an intriguing shower style. Some people even choose to use the shower as a chance to play with different designs. Mixing and matching different sizes of tiles as well as different tile materials provides Concord homeowners with various style options. Large format granite on the shower’s floor, for example, can pair well with smaller ceramic tiles used to create a curved shower bench.
Although tiles present some unique cleaning requirements, tile is easy to maintain overall. One of the main things necessary to keep tile looking beautiful is to make sure it is able to dry out after the shower is used. Without proper ventilation, you will likely experience mold and mildew growth on your tile and grout. For some tile materials, it can be a good idea to dry them off after your shower is used. However, this may be an unwanted extra step for some. Using a squeegee to remove excess water can also be a quick and easy way to keep your tile in good shape. Regular maintenance with a non-acidic tile cleaner can go a long way in prolonging the life and beauty of your tile shower. It’s also a good idea to have your shower tile sealed upon installation, as well as periodically if needed. This will help keep water from being absorbed by the tile and grout.
For many homeowners in the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas, tile is the preferred shower material. If you’re looking to complete a shower update or give your bathroom a sleek makeover, call Floor Coverings International Concord to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll help you find the perfect tile for your home’s shower and transform it into a lovely bathroom centerpiece.
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