Which tiles are suitable for the shower?

Wall tiles and floor tiles are classics as coverings in the bathroom. Floor-level showers are very popular in modern bathrooms . In the shower, you can put tiles on the wall and on the floor. Thanks to the variety of decor, tiles match any interior design and have a significant impact on the appearance of the shower. The hygienic tile can transform your shower into an oasis of wellbeing. The individual floor-level custom shower system made to measure can be easily implemented with tiles. The trend is for tiles in warm colors and anthracite. Design-oriented drains and shower channels underline the modern style. The floor-level shower is also barrier-free .

When choosing suitable tiles for the shower, functional considerations must be taken into account. Since the shower is exposed to water, the floor tiles must be completely waterproofed. The tile can tolerate water and is easy to wipe off, but the substrate can start to mold if the waterproofing is inadequate.

Tiles in the floor-level shower should have adequate slip resistance. Tiles marked R 10 B are non-slip and suitable for barefoot areas. The tiles are slightly structured, making them a little more difficult to clean. Special anti-slip tiles are ideal for the shower. Mosaic tiles also have good slip resistance due to their high proportion of joints and are therefore often installed in the floor-level shower. Large-format tiles, on the other hand, are easier to clean and are more hygienic due to their small number of joints. In addition, the large-format tiles visually enlarge the bathroom.

Ceramic tiles are ideal for the shower. Not all natural stone tiles are sufficiently water-resistant and resistant to care products. Ceramic tiles with a natural stone look are an attractive alternative to real stone floors.

Tiles  whether large format or as a colorful mosaic are the ideal covering for walls and floors in the bathroom. The areas around the shower, bathtub and washbasin are particularly exposed to splashing water and moisture. With floor-level showers, the water even flows directly over the bathroom tiles to the drain. Waterproofing is critical to preventing moisture damage. We’ll show you how to lay wall tiles in the bathroom and in the shower yourself  from preparing the substrate and sealing to laying and grouting the tiles.