Shower Tiling

Remodeling an out-of-date bathroom with shower tiling can bring one of the highest returns on investment of any home remodeling project.  Today people don’t want cheap plastic walled shower units, but instead want a spa inspired bath with shower tiling in ceramics, glass, or natural stone.  With a little research and effort, you can accomplish shower tiling yourself.

Begin the Shower Tiling Process

First you will want to pick the materials you would like to use for your shower tiling.  If you want to go as inexpensive as possible, pick white glazed tiles that are readily available in stock at any home improvement warehouse for pennies each.  Shower tiling may include both walls and floor, so make sure and pick a tile that has sizes appropriate for both applications. 

Typically you will want to go with very small tiles when doing floor shower tiling.  One inch by one inch tiles make it much easier to properly grade the shower pan without the tiles breaking from the slope.  Shower tiling on the walls can be done in the same small tiles if you choose, but most people prefer to use either a four inch by four inch or a six inch by six inch tile on the walls.  When you look at the six inch by six inch tiles, make sure that they are graded as appropriate for shower tiling walls and not just for flooring.