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In your dream house, perhaps you will have a bathroom that's big enough for a freestanding tub in a walk-in shower.
14. How to Choose Tile for a Steam ShowerSteam might feel soothing on your skin, but it's much more invasive and damaging to a shower than water. That makes choosing materials extra difficult. Tile size, material and layout for a steam showere are all discussed in this comprehensive ideabook.
The world's finest hammams (Turkish for steam bath) all seem to have smaller tiles. I have been researching them for months and have yet to find out why this is, but if the wheel isn't broken, don't fix it. There's lots of heat and moisture in any steam shower, of course, and small tile in these world-class hammams may help with expansion and contraction. Tip: Look for a paper- or film-faced glass tile. This will allow you to get at least 95 percent contact from the tile to the setting material on the back side of the tile.
3. Be careful when selecting mosaic tile. Pick out a mosaic tile that offers at least 95 percent contact from the tile to the backer board. You need that contact from the wall to the tile! You don’t want to trust the glue on a sheet of tile.Here is a wonderful example of mosaic tile installed by Carolina Gentry. I would bet that the tile is a paper- or film-faced mosaic, since the installation looks seamless.Find a Pro: Find a professional for your bathroom remodel