Choosing a tile shower over other types of options has its own set of advantages, making it a popular and enduring choice for many homeowners. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why:
1. Aesthetics and Customization:
Tile showers offer unparalleled design flexibility and customization. With a wide range of tile materials, sizes, colors, and patterns available, you can create a shower space that matches your exact vision. Whether you prefer a classic, modern, rustic, or eclectic look, tiles allow you to bring your design ideas to life.
2. Durability and Longevity:
High-quality tiles, when properly installed and maintained, can last for decades. They are resistant to wear, moisture, and temperature changes. Unlike certain prefabricated materials, tiles are less likely to crack or show signs of wear and tear over time.
3. Value and Appeal:
Tile showers often have a higher perceived value in the real estate market. If you’re considering resale in the future, a well-designed and well-maintained tile shower can contribute positively to the overall value of your home.
4. Hygiene and Maintenance:
While maintaining tiles does require regular cleaning and occasional resealing of grout lines, they can be kept clean and sanitary with proper care. Regular cleaning helps prevent the buildup of mold, mildew, and other allergens. (We use Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus which are mold-resistant, water repellent and easy to clean).
5. Eco-Friendly Options:
Many tile materials are environmentally friendly, such as ceramic or porcelain tiles made from natural clay. These materials are more sustainable and biodegradable compared to some acrylic or plastic options.
6. Versatility in Design:
Tiles can be used to create intricate patterns, mosaics, and artistic designs. This versatility allows you to turn your shower into a focal point of your bathroom’s design.
If a single tile becomes damaged or cracked, it can be replaced without needing to redo the entire shower. This can be more cost-effective and less disruptive than repairing other types of shower materials.
8. Timeless Appeal:
Tiles have a timeless quality that can suit various interior design styles. They have been used in bathrooms for centuries and continue to be a preferred choice due to their enduring beauty.
9. Custom Tile Features:
Custom tile features, such as built-in niches, benches, and decorative borders, can be seamlessly integrated into a tile shower design, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.
10. Custom space planning: Every home is built differently. Even if your home is built using the same plans as your neighbor, there are minute differences in every home because they were built by human hands and time wears on each home a bit differently. Because tile showers are custom built from raw materials they can be fit to the exact measurements, angles and circumstances of your space. The craftsperson building your shower on-site can pivot and adjust for these specific needs and circumstances. While tile showers offer numerous advantages, it’s important to consider your own priorities, budget, and maintenance preferences before making a decision. If you do choose to have a tile shower installed into your home, it is essential that you make sure to choose a highly skilled craftsperson to do the work. Building a tile shower takes years to master. Subpar work can create problems for you that later become a nightmare. If you value design customization, longevity, and the ability to create a unique shower space, a tile shower might be the best option for you.
At Mesquite Tile and Flooring we have highly skilled craftsmen with extensive experience building custom tile showers. We foster that skill and education regularly with training on the latest installation techniques, technologies and products.