Tips For Replacing Bathroom Shower Tile
Nothing spruces up a bathroom better than replacing worn bathroom shower tile. While this
is not a simple project it can be done successfully by the average homeowner and gives a great sense of pride when
accomplished. Here are a few tips to make selecting bathroom shower tiles easier and make sure you are happy with
the final product:
Consider the size of your room: If you are lucky enough to have an enormous bathroom you
can choose just about any color and it will look great. Smaller and average sized bathrooms do much better with
light colors so that they look bigger and brighter. For truly huge bathrooms, however, the counter is true and
incorporating medium to darker colors can keep the space from becoming overwhelmingly bright and feeling like a
community shower stall.
Don't clash: Keep the color scheme of your entire bathroom in mind and make sure the tiles
you select for your shower stall compliment, or match the existing color in the room. That does not mean you have
to go with the same color all around, you can select tiles that contrast but still blend with the existing colors.
This technique works best in larger bathrooms. For smaller rooms where you might want a splash of contrast to add
interest incorporate contrasting colored tiles amongst tiles of the same color as the room to provide a pleasing
pattern that gives the room an added touch of individuality.
Big or little: There are a wide variety of sizes to choose from in bathroom shower tile.
The usual range is between 4 inches and 12 inches. Large tiles look good in big spaces but the average bathroom
usually looks best with smaller tiles because it gives the illusion of added space.
Don't forget the little things: You spend a lot of time deciding on the color of your
tiles and how you will arrange them if you create patterns don't leave out the final touch. Pick a grout color that
compliments your choice of tiles so that it all comes together nicely as a finished wall.
Take your time and don't rush your project. Tiling takes some practice to become skilled
at the process but you will quickly get the hang of it and have a beautiful new shower stall to be proud of in the