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Caring for Your Shower Tiles

Shower tiles are easy to clean, are easily maintained and they can provide a neater looking shower space. ImageAlso, they are less likely to mildew and mold. Shower tiles come in plenty of colors, styles and materials. For instance, ceramic and marble are among the most known and popular materials for shower tiles. However, shower tiles are also available in granite, mosaic and porcelain.

For instance, you can go for shower tiles both for your bathroom floor wall but you should remember not to use the same tiles for your bathroom walls, shower and floor because this could create a possible slipping hazard that can turn out to be really dangerous as wall tiles are glazed.

 Shower Tiles by Luxor

 

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are among the least expensive shower tiles. For instance, you can go for Image a mosaic tiles mix by using different colors and shapes – this way, you will come up with a design where ceramic and porcelain tiles are molded with the tile design in them. As water penetrates the grout between shower tiles and infiltrates the tile backing, mold can grow in these grout lines and lead to the deterioration of the tile adhesive or failure of the whole bathroom tile backer. Once you decide to have tiles installed in your shower area, you will have to seal the grout on a regular basis in order to prevent any deterioration of the shower tiles.

Mosaic Bathroom Tiles by Sicis

Keep in mind that grout is a porous material and water will keep on penetrating it on a regular basis. So, you will have to seal the grout periodically in order to maintain the right moisture resistance. For instance, if there are any cracks, holes and invisible fissures in the grout lines, water will be more likely to finds its way right into these cracks causing mold to grow, water damage to your shower and tile adhesive failure. However, bathroom shower tile maintenance cannot be regarded as a difficult job: all you will have to do is to purchase a quality aerosol can with grout sealer and use this sealer according to the indications that you will find on its label.

Start by cleaning your shower area. Then spray the aerosol right on the grout lines and Image let the sealer dry. Next, you will have to re-apply the sealer once again. You will have to do this yearly in order to have any tiny holes or cracks sealed up thus preventing further water damage. For instance, if you have chosen natural stone tiles for your bathroom area, you will have to look for a special sealer that can be used in their case.

Once you notice that a problem develops in the shower tiles, you will have to address it immediately in order to prevent any costly damage that could appear later.   

Shower Tiles by Sprinz       

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