Shower Floor Tile Design Questions, Answered

We get asked a lot of questions about shower floors. What size tile can I use? Do I need non-slip? What shapes work best with my drain design? Nailing the shower floor is one of the most important parts of a bathroom remodel, as it needs to look great as well as be safe and functional.

Fireclay Tile encourages using a professional tile installer to ensure the look and longevity of your tile installation and your shower floor is no exception. If you're embarking on a custom shower in your home, follow these tips to start designing a shower floor that commands attention and stands the test of time.

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What Kind of Tile can I use for a Shower Floor?

Shower floors are wet environments that require impervious or low-absorption materials. Glass, glazed ceramic, glazed porcelain, and natural stones are all suitable for shower floors. Glass is impervious to water and ceramic tile has a low absorption rate making both good to go for shower floors, including in steam showers.