Shower tiles?
clmudry
March 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What size tile should I use for my shower?
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
Small = more grout joints and a busier look

Large = less grout joints and a clean look

The trend, is large rectangular tiles installed horizontally. Large = 9"x18" / 12"x24"

Personally, I like the look of the larger tiles
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Golly, they could range from tiny mosaic tiles to 12 x 24" tiles, or even bigger. Or they can be a combination of sizes.

I suggest you visit two or three tile stores and ask if they have a designer on staff who can help you with your shower tile. But be sure to state a budget so that what you're shown is something you can happily live with pricewise. You may have to expand your budget to meet what you fall in love with, but that happens when you're building a house or remodeling one.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID Mid Century Modern Master Bathroom Brookridge Home - Fall 2012
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olldroo
The larger the tile the less grouting you have to worry about. That said the condition of your shower would have an impact on how large a tile you use, if your walls and/or floor aren't 100% even a larger tile is much harder to use and you can end up with stepped effects. You also have to look at the dimensions of your walls, where tiles will start and finish and how much cutting would be necessary to achieve an even look. Check through photos of bathrooms on Houzz, find ideas you like and talk it over with your tiler - he can give you a far more professional opinion than we can.
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0825sam
I like the large tiles or a 3x6 subway tile is nice in the shower as well. You could also mix them - I've seen an accent wall a small tile and the rest the 12x24s.

Example of the large

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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
We all love that same photo of the 12 x 24" tile, don't we!
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aloha42
Large tiles will make the room feel/look larger.
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Carolyn & Sam, not to toot my own horn, but... thats my bathroom! Gwen (the designer) and I had a great time on that project. Toot, toot!
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Well done! I've used that photo probably a dozen times to answer design dilemmas and I think your horn deserves tooting!
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@ Carolyn ;)
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0825sam
Me too Carolyn!
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MarbleWarehousecom
My choice will be marble or Brazilian Slate tile 12"x24"
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Top left.
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Subway Tile Outlet
If you want some ideas or to just look at some images of smaller subway tiles installed in showers you can check out our bathroom and shower gallery: http://www.subwaytileoutlet.com/gallery/Bathroom-And-Shower-Tile-Pictures.html
I do like the look of the 4x12 subway tiles we carry as well. They would be really interesting in a shower. http://www.subwaytileoutlet.com/categories/Large-Glass-4x12-Subway-Tile/
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