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Textured tile for shower walls- bad idea?

Posted by mary1000 (My Page) on
Thu, May 2, 13 at 13:55

We are remodeling our master bathroom. We love a tile made by Happy Floors in their "glamour" collection (color grey, see photo).

The tile looks like linen and when you run your hand across it, it has a slight texture (the lines are slightly raised). We want to use this tile for the walls of the shower, but I am worried about whether the tiles will collect soap scum, mineral deposits, etc due to their texture.

is there anything I should do to prevent this, or should I keep shopping?


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RE: Textured tile for shower walls- bad idea?

Is it polished? Can't tell from the quality of the pic. I like the look of the textured tile, haven't had any first hand experience, but am thinking if you squeegee or microfibre walls after each shower (I do that with my shower, though I'm pretty sure no one else in the family does), and stay on top of cleaning, it should be fine. If anything, the texture may hide waterspots, etc that would be more noticeable on a smooth polished tile.


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RE: Textured tile for shower walls- bad idea?

If it's a porcelain tile that's safe for wet conditions, the texture should not be a problem. I would just consult with the sales rep.


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