How to choose shower tile?

Choosing shower tile. Bathroom renovation by Leone Plumbing

How to choose shower tile?

The crowning glory of your bathroom is the shower. Choosing the right shower tile is essential to make your bathroom shine. It can be an overwhelming and disappointing experience if the right tile is not selected for its purpose. You need to choose a good shower tile to avoid untimely tile repairs or updates that can be costly. Determining a good tile can help you pick the right choice and avoid regrets.

What makes a good shower tile?

There are three points to consider to identify a good shower tile.

Proportion

Proportion is critical with all wall tiles, and it’s the same with shower tile. Your choice of tile should be proportionate to what is inside your bathroom. A good tile should fit very well in the area where you will be installing it. Nowadays, large tiles are more popular for a modern look. If you would like your bathroom or shower to look spacious, consider using large format tiles. The beauty of large shower tile is it creates a wide space look with less grout line.

Long-term performance

A good tile should also have a long lifespan and can withstand damages. We recommend porcelain tiles as it is known to be durable, and won’t scuff, tear, dent, or puncture. If you compare porcelain from ceramic tiles, they are denser and less porous. This makes porcelain tile more impervious to moisture than ceramic. On the other hand, ceramic tiles are less dense and more prone to cracks and breaks. To test, you may try chipping a piece of porcelain tile. You can see that the damage is nearly invisible and the color continues all the way through. We highly recommend porcelain tile due to its durability which is suited for heavy usage than ceramic tile. Leone Plumbing Shower Tile Guide  

Aesthetics

The overall look of your shower tile adds beauty to your bathroom. For your bathroom and shower to look sleek or classy, choose light shades of tiles. A light shade tile does not only offer an elegant look, but it will also make the bathroom look more spacious. To achieve that “rich and clean” look, another choice is glass tile. The translucence of glass with its variety of colors is an excellent material you can choose. The light that glass tiles reflect gives a brighter and larger appearance to your bathroom. Glass Tile

The best place to shop for shower tile.

Now you know how to determine a good tile, it’s time to shop! Our choice of suppliers is tried and tested. They have a large selection of tile choices for your bathroom makeover. The top tile suppliers we recommend are Best Tile, The Tile Shop, and Artwalk Design. They provide top-quality tiles at a relatively good price.

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I unfortunately had to contact Leone Plumbing due to an unknown leak. They came out right away and found the leak was actually a water line in my refrigerator. There was so much damage and I honestly had no clue what to do. Best part about Andy is that he was able to help out with everything. He explained the insurance process to me and talked to the adjusters for me. He kept me in the loop and he was able to turn my kitchen into a brand new one. I am more than happy with their service and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services. They are an honest hard working company that looks out for their customers.

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Our submersible sump pump must have burned out a three or four weeks ago and didn't realize it until I noticed wet areas in cracks in the concrete floor in the unfinished area of our basement. I removed the cover of the pump well and the water was up to the top. We immediately started calling plumber companies and Leone was able to dispatch a plumber out the very day we called (4/14/2021). Mike was able to replace the old pump with a new Liberty Sump Pump. Once it was plumbed and a new check valve installed, the new pump worked great to to remove all the water in the well and additional incoming water from the drains. Nothing got wet in the basement. Mike did a great job quickly installing the new pump. Potential catastrophe averted!

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posted 1 week ago

So glad I found Leone. Jamison came out and had a look. He diagnosed the problem, explained exactly what needed to be done and how much it would cost. The work was done quickly and efficiently. I've never seen a more beautiful faucet. :) And I don't miss the fact that whenever I watered my yard I also watered the basement with the old leaking faucet.

I have already recommended them to my friends for work they need done. Thanks Leone!