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Kentfield Residence - Ultimate Shower Experience Contemporary Bathroom, San Francisco

Photographer: Margot Hartford, Sunset Books & Magazine
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Steve McSwain wrote:
How did you keep the glass tiles from cracking after all installation? - We have done a glass tile shower for a client. It turned out awesome until the glass tile (similar to the one on this picture) started to crack around the grab bars, fixtures, glass door etc... We broke a few at installation but we followed the manufacturers instructions when drilling and screwing into glass tiles. Cracks would have two and three days later when no one was using the shower. It has become a real nightmare. The manufacturer rep of the glass tile came out and said we did everything correctly on the installation. What techniques were used on this project to keep glass wall tile from cracking around towel bar, glass panel mounts robe hook etc.. Please tell me down to the detail!! Many many thanks. Steve McSwain
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Sabra McGinnis

We had the entire shower redone with a different material! I love the look of glass but the installer has to be very very knowledgeable for the install of the glass tiles to go smoothly and last!

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Elegant Construction and Tile Works

You cant glass tile cracks and should not be installed or sold larger than 2"x2".

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Lora Robinson wrote:
Where is the glass tile from? Glass Color Name?
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Pebble Tile Shop

We highly recommend grouting this as moisture and water will erode the thin set and make the tiles pop off. The grout prevents this from ocurring and helps secure the glass tile in place. You can minimize grout lines down to 1/16th inch, but I would not recommend any smaller.

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M2 Innovative Concepts, Inc.

That looks like our glass called Chiaro ! Check it out at our website Gridsurfaces

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pwilliams272 wrote:
Can you tell me who makes the floor tile and what is the material? Thanks !
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pwilliams272
Thanks for this information !
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salicatti
Is the mosaic tile difficult to keep clean? I love the look but.....
Wall tiles are gorgeous
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Amanda Moore wrote:
What are the names of the floor and wall tiles and what is the bench made of? This is so refreshing!
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spinosch
Could you tell me where the subway tiles are from ?
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M2 Innovative Concepts, Inc.

This tile looks our Chiaro glass! Check it out at Gridsurfaces

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Emma L wrote:
Towel Bar - Could you please share the name and maker of the towel bar?!
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Gast Architects

We don't have that specification information in the archive, sorry.

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Nm Jabbia

please don't waste people's time with silly questions, e.g., towel bars

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drop15jma wrote:
Limestone - Manufacture of bench?
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Gast Architects
This beautiful stone bench was custom-fabricated specifically for the project.
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lexifairr wrote:
Where are the towels from?
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lutermanz
Can we please find out who makes the towels?
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homefan wrote:
For a shower, is a tile floor or solid surface floor better?
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KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors
I prefer tile for beauty and functionality...it often times is less slippery due to the texture and grout lines.
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minka wrote:
I love the floor tile! Where can I get this? - Where can I get that floor tile and what grout did you use? I am loving this for a kitchen backsplash
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H P wrote:
What grout was used in shower? - What grout was used in shower?
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hanaasaad wrote:
Hanaa - Dimension of bench plz?
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sanjaba wrote:
Where are the towels from? - Where are the towels from?
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queenira wrote:
Shower tile - What kind of tile is that please?
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clauer wrote:
Love tile layout... - Can you share shower size
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laurimac wrote:
Love the limestone bench - How was the bench installed so that it floats? I wonder how stable it is? I think the look is incedible.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Brunner added this to House Planning: How to Choose Tile
1. Where will this tile be placed? Deciding exactly where the tile will be placed will help you narrow down size and material. Are you using this tile for a backsplash? A counter? Floor? Walls? Most commonly, stone, ceramic, and porcelain are used for counters and floors. Glass is mostly used for walls and backsplashes. This shower has a ceramic mosaic floor (which provides a solid grip in an otherwise slippery shower), accented with easy-to-clean rectangular glass tiles. Find new wall tile for your bathroom shower
Bonnie McCarthy added this to How the Heck Do You Clean a Glass Shower Door?
Daily Shower CleanersEither way, once the shower has been wiped down, finish the job with a quick misting of daily cleaner such as Method Daily, Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub and Tile or your own concoction (see below).The best part about daily maintenance: You won’t need to deep-clean the shower as often and the glass will stay sparkly.
Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard added this to 10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of
4. Fish Scale: When You Want Your Space to Feel Like a Vacation RetreatThe “fish scale” pattern is practically ancient but always feels fresh and even a little exotic or nautical, depending on the materials used. It gives a sense of motion because it creates the look of semicircles that appear to be overlapping like actual fish scales, which makes it look energetic and a bit whimsical.It can be achieved as a mosaic of tiny tiles (great for giving a shower floor extra anti-slip grip) or with tiles specifically cut into a scale shape that is designed to interlock this way.

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Wall tile color. Find something closer to the wall for the floor

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