Whar size marble tile is most practical on a shower floor?

threeapplesMay 25, 2012

We will likely be doing 12 in sq marble tiles on the shower wall, maybe 5.5 sq in for the ceiling, and I'm looking for something for the floor, but don't want to order something that's not practical in terms of grout and other things. thanks.

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KevinMP

I used 9"x18" calacatta on the bathroom floor and shower walls and 2"x2" mesh-backed on the floor. The 2" tiles (to me) provide plenty of traction. If I had time to wait on what I wanted, which were mini bricks, I would have used those for continuity in the pattern, but these were in stock and 30% less in price.

A lot of people use 1"x1", which would be fine, too, or 5/8"x5/8", which I think is too much grout for the floor, but that's just my opinion.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 9:42PM
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threeapples

Wow, gorgeous space! I love the black edge. That's got me thinking of doing a black border in ours. Thanks

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 10:49PM
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bill_vincent

2x2 is by far, the most common tile size used on shower floors. It conforms well to the cone shaped slope of the floor, but it's still big enough that you don't end up with a grout floor and bits of tile in between the grout.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 5:03PM
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TileTech

Think about tiling a "bowel" because that's what you are essentially doing. Maximum size is 4".....2" is optimal. I've used a 7" but it was a huge shower.....

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 6:05PM
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threeapples

tiletech, what is a "bowel"? thanks.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 10:03PM
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enduring

DANG, KevinMP your BR just looks so nice - every time I see that lovely marble!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 10:41AM
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TileTech

Hmmm. "bowl." lol....

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 11:56AM
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bill_vincent

Woops. :-)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 2:04PM
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