This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series about showers. To access either of the lead posts please select the link below.
Why is ceramic tile such a good choice for your shower?
I will admit I personally prefer the feel of natural stone such as slate or travertine, but while they require regular resealing of the entire surface of your shower (tiles and grout), ceramic tile is lower maintenance as only the grout lines need to be resealed.
Above and beyond this low maintenance goodness, ceramic tile:
- Comes in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns
- Are much less expensive than natural stone
- Is moisture resistant (which is why the resealing is less extensive), unlike natural stone.
- Is not porous and as such does not have slight imperfections in the surface where bacteria will live and breed.
- Is easy to keep clean.
- Is easy to accessorize with contracting color trim pieces.
At the risk of contradicting myself, the only functional disadvantage of ceramic tile is they do not have the “earthy” feel of natural stone. However that feel is created precisely by the unevenness of the surface which earlier I listed as a disadvantage when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene.
It’s not a coincidence that ceramic tile is the single most common material used to finish showers. The combination of cost, appearance, low maintenance, ease of cleaning, etc makes it an almost perfect choice.
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