Dazzling Showers Tips

If you are considering adding a tile shower or renovating an existing one, there are many more options to choose from than the ordinary porcelain or ceramic wall tile we’re all familiar with, and different ways to install them beyond the ordinary grid pattern seen in so many bathrooms.


Many of your options will involve newer materials that you may not be aware of, while other options involve style variations you may not be familiar with. We’ll also mention some tile manufacturers that can be helpful sources in your search for a truly exciting shower treatment.

Traditional ceramic or porcelain tiles are fine for showers but don’t overlook the possibility of using a natural quarried stone product. While considerably more expensive than traditional tile, natural stone give a truly luxury look to your home.


One good source of both information and products is Arizona Tile. The example shown here is Jura Beige, from a limestone quarry in Eichstatt, Germany–Medici Walnut Bathroom Shower Tile, ST-205


Note: Arizona Tile really has gorgeous tile, and it’s the go-to place if you’re looking to break out of the rut. John Huarte and wife Eileen began Arizona Tile in 1977 in San Diego and now service primarily the Western U.S. from 25 locations. While Arizona Tile does have a healthy range of porcelain and glass tile, they excel with granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate and onyx slabs and tile.