Minneapolis Tile Shower Installer
Considering a Minneapolis tile shower installation? Call on us, we are a expert Minneapolis tile shower installer. Installed correctly and cared for, a tiled shower surround and floor can last a lifetime. I think we will all agree that tile looks good and should last. With tile you have many options for color, size, shape and texture. With tile we can achieve the look you want for your new shower.
Besides tile you have other material options for a shower. Such as pre made shower floors and wall surrounds. Pre made shower bases and panel wall surrounds are waterproof. Certain brands look great and can last for a lifetime. These products do outperform tile in water resistance. On the other hand tile is what you want. It offers many color options, sizes and shapes. Letting us create the shower you are truly wanting in your bathroom.
Choosing Your Tile
How to choose tile like a Minneapolis tile shower installer. With all the shower tile options it’s easier than one may think. Your first choice should be the type of tile you use; function over fashion. You want this shower to last. All types have different performance and install practices. The options for tile types seem endless. Ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and natural stone tile. All of which come in a host of colors, shapes and size. Installed in the correct way, you can install any tile in your shower. You choose your tile type, now move onto shower tile appearance. If choosing the look of tile, narrow choices by color, shape, pattern and size. This all may seem daunting. It will come easy with a little bit of bathroom design homework. In no time, you will be on your way to the perfect tile choice. Your Minneapolis shower install will have a stylish remodeled bathroom look. Contact our Minneapolis tile shower installer for a free tiled shower enclosure estimate.
Tile Shower Pans
Replacing your tiled shower in Minneapolis? Here are a few tips for your shower pan. A shower floor should be slip resistant. It should be durable and as waterproof as possible. Without these three factors you have a problem shower floor. Shower floors, also known as a pan, need to slope to the drain. Shower pans should slope 1/4″ per foot to the drain. They need multiple planes to direct the water to a central point. This said – small tile are ideal to install on a shower floor. Small tile (4″x4″ or smaller) can form to the varying slopes of your floor. Small tile offer slip resistant properties with more grout joints per square foot. Having a durable floor is important. It hinges on type of tile used and the base layer underneath. Along with this the bathing area floor should be as waterproof as possible. A tiled shower pan won’t be waterproof if installed without expert knowledge. Membranes, proper tile, mortar and grout isn’t enough to give a quality shower. We have the knowledge to provide a lasting shower. Our technique & attention to detail ensures its beauty for years to come.
Types Of Shower Floor Tile
Tiles made of different material may affect your floor choice. Glazed ceramic tile on your floor isn’t recommended. Shower floors will be slick if wet with that type of tile. Glass tile are slippery if installed on a floor as well. Porcelain tile are rigid, harder than many other tile. Harder to work with compared to ceramics but they are durable for a floor. Some stone tiles need a sealer and aren’t suited for a shower area. This said, hire someone that can help choose the tile that best suits you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a professional Minneapolis tile shower installer.
Large Format Shower Floor Tile
Large format tiles (LFT) in a shower are popular for good reason. The Tile Council of North America says LFT is tile with one side longer than 15”. They reduce the amount of grout joints on your floor. Giving your floor fewer grout joints to leak through. They look great on shower wall surrounds and on the floor. Large format tiles on a shower floor install best on a flat plane. This is hard to achieve with a central drain; found in most standard showers. LFT shower floors should slope to a trench drain. A trench drain is a full shower length drain. Trench drains installed at the outside edge of the shower is most common. This requires the floor to slope from one side to the other. Install large format tiles with the use of special LFT mortar. LFT mortar helps to cover the entire bottom of the tile. Use of tile level shims will help the install to be flat and smooth. Giving you an installed shower pan that slopes and drains the way you want it to. Our Minneapolis tile shower installer can install LFT tile for you.
Tiled Shower Wall Surrounds
More options become available when choosing tile for your shower walls. You can use any shape and size. Glazed ceramic tile work well on walls. They repel water, easy to clean and have many color options. Large format tile can install in any pattern or layout. Natural stone wall tile look great and can give your shower a spa like feel. Choose stone tile that are easy to clean and resist hard water deposits. Glass tile look great but large glass wall tile can show water spots. Try to stick with small colored glass wall tile. If you don’t want your surround to look DIY stay away from 12×12 wall tile. These 12×12 tile are found at your local home store.
Size Of Shower Wall Tiles
A bathroom should be a room to enjoy. A place in your home to get away and relax. A functional room that gives you good feelings. Pay attention to the small details because of a bathrooms general size. Every grout line and bad measurement will show. Tiling a shower surround is laborious. So don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong tile size for your shower. Choose tiles that fit your space. Square 12×12 tiles can look drab in a standard shower. LFT tiles look great in the right shower. Expert skill is needed for a LFT install. Glass tiles can look great as accent pieces on the surround. Our bathroom designers or tile shower installers can offer you advice. The key is to pick tile sizes that look good with your shower size.
Installing Wall Tile In Minneapolis
When installing wall tile, be sure to have a good waterproof tile backer board. We advise the use of a waterproof membrane installed over your backer board. Use of a non sag mortar will ensure your tile stay put during the install. Use the right sized trowel for your tile size and mortar type. This ensures good tile mortar coverage on the back of your wall tile. Back butter LFT tile to help maintain good coverage. Follow all mortar instructions. When hiring our Minneapolis tile shower installer your shower surround will last for many years.