Small mosaic tiles in shower -- is all that grout a pain?
Our new walk-in shower is going into an existing niche that currently holds a tub/shower combo. The niche is about 59" wide and 41-42" deep. (The rest of the bathroom is 6' wide.) It will be a steam shower, so glass wall and door will go all the way up and the ceiling will be tiled.
I am going for a modern look. I originally wanted to use large format porcelain or glass tiles, both for the look, and to minimize grout that needs to be cleaned. However, the 41-42" side walls make the use of large format tiles difficult (I have yet to find 21" tiles) because of the cut edges. The other look I really like is small random brick or "stick" mosaics. (i.e., 1"x3", 2"x6" or similar size.) The smaller tiles would be easier to fit nicely on the small walls, but I worry it will be a nightmare to keep all those grout lines clean.
If anyone has used small tiles on your shower walls, I would love to hear about your experiences with maintenance.