Image: Tru Marmi Extra Matte 4 Inch Hex Marble-Look Porcelain Bathroom Shower Floor Tile & Ivory White Honed Quartz Shower Wall & Tub from Arizona Tile
If you’re researching shower floor tile ideas, you’ll find a plethora of options. There are various tile choices available, ranging from porcelain to vinyl to natural stone, such as marble. However, since shower floor tile needs to be highly durable, easy to clean and maintain, and safe, you’ll want to make sure you select a tile that meets these requirements without sacrificing style.
Porcelain mosaic tile is one of the best options for shower floors, boasting ease of maintenance, plenty of eye-catching designs, some options with varying texture for safety, plus the grout around the tiles provides texture which means more grip. One popular porcelain mosaic tile design type is repeating patterns, which are simultaneously inviting and stylish and look chic when used as shower flooring.
Read below about the features of mosaic tile, find some design inspiration for your shower floor with both porcelain and natural stone mosaic tile, and learn why hiring a contractor to install your shower tile is a smart move.
Image: CS-Sky Blue Honed Picket Marble Bathroom & Shower Floor Tile, Marble 16 x 24 Bathroom Floor Tile & Marble Honed Slab Countertop
Why Porcelain Mosaic Tile is Great for Shower Floors
A big factor to consider when selecting shower flooring is safety, as there’s a high risk of slipping when flooring is wet.
Porcelain mosaic tile is one of the best options for your bathroom tile because of its durability and ability to help create a non-skid surface, primarily due to the grout joints around the tiles. Mosaic tile installations use more grout than larger tiles, and the smaller the mosaic, the more grout there will be. Since all the grout helps add slip protection to the floor, mosaic tile doesn’t need an R-11 Anti-Slip Finish (although that’s available in larger tiles if that is what you prefer). If your mosaic tile has some texture on the surface, this can also add traction and increase the slip protection even more.
Porcelain mosaic tile is available with almost every tiles seres, therefore there is a wide array of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from. No matter what style bathroom you have – from retro to country to contemporary – you won’t have difficulty finding a porcelain mosaic tile to match your aesthetic and style.
Image: CS-Calacatta Gris Chevron Marble Shower Wall Tile & CS-Sky Blue 2 x 2 Marble Hex Shower Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
Mosaic Tile for Small Shower Floors
Mosaic tile designs allow you to create visually appealing shower flooring that’s also practical. This tile works exceptionally well in small showers, as it helps make small spaces look bigger. Using smaller mosaic tile in the same color palette is just one way to create a chic shower you’ll love.
CS-Calacatta Gris (pictured above on the wall) is one of the beautiful mosaic tile options for showers. Marble tile, such as CS-Sky Blue (pictured above on the floor) when paired with stone mesh patterns on the wall are also a great option for small showers and includes limitless design possibilities.
Image: Cosmic Black 24 x 48 Porcelain Shower Wall Tile & 2 x 2 Porcelain Shower Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
Mosaic Tile for Spa-Like Shower Floors
Mosaic tile is a classic and beautiful way to add an easy upgrade to your bath or shower experience, especially if you’re looking to create a spa-like bathroom. This versatile tile is perfect for shower floors, tub surrounds, , and more, allowing you to design an at-home spa experience that’s aesthetically pleasing but also functional. With the array of options available, you’ll be able to add a touch of color and texture to bring your spa vision to life and have a blissful space to unwind at the end of the day.
Our Cosmic large-format porcelain tile (pictured above), Tru Marmi large-format porcelain tile, and Shibusa porcelain mosaic tile are all stunning choices for shower tile and each series includes a mosaic option. Bianco Venatino marble tile and other natural stone mosaics are other elegant spa-like shower floor tile options. While great for shower floors, these tile designs are also perfect for shower walls and bathroom walls.