Refreshing Outdoor Shower Tile Ideas for Every Style

Posted 09/03/2021 by Arizona Tile

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Konkrete Beige R11 Anti-Slip Finish 24 x 48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Konkrete Beige R11 Anti-Slip Finish 24 x 48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

An outdoor shower can provide many benefits.  You can cool down on a hot day without leaving your backyard oasis. Friends and family can hop out of the pool into a refreshing shower, eliminating the need to come into your home. You can also say goodbye to kids and pets tracking mud through the house. 

Outdoor showers have plenty of practical purposes, but they can serve aesthetic style goals as well. If the shower is made of beautiful materials like anti-slip outdoor shower tile, it will also add a luxurious design feature to your backyard. Whether your style is simplistic and clean or rustic and beachy, there is an outdoor floor tile option for you shower that's right for your space. 

Anti-Slip Tile

Before thinking about style, it's important to note outdoor shower safety. The key to a safe outdoor shower is anti-slip floor tile. When any surface gets wet, the area is prone to slips and accidents. To solve this problem, you need a surface that is designed for wet floors.

The R-11 anti-slip finish provides necessary safety and peace of mind. To receive the R-11 anti-slip certification, the tile first must pass a test. A person must be able to maintain balance while standing on the tile at a 27-degree angle, even when the floor is wet. Arizona Tile carries a wide selection of tile that meets this specification.

More Wood Grigio Wood-Look R11 Anti-Slip Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: More Wood Grigio Wood-Look R11 Anti-Slip Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

From tile that looks like aged wood floors like the More Wood series to modern concrete-look tile, there are many anti-slip options. Anytime you want to use a tile for outdoor flooring, like for a beautiful pool area, extended indoor to outdoor living area, commercial walkway, or outdoor shower, look for the R-11 anti-slip finish. Between the More Wood series and the Konkrete series, there's something for everyone.

Reside Black Blend Straight Stack Porcelain Shower Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Reside Black Blend Straight Stack Porcelain Shower Tile from Arizona Tile

Minimalistic, Modern Tile

If sleek lines, a simple color palette, and clever functionality appeal to you, look for a modern porcelain tile for your outdoor shower. Porcelain tile is where style meets practicality. It's a durable solution that can handle high-traffic commercial outdoor showers, or if it feels like your backyard has as many guests as a public pool, the porcelain tile can handle that too.

Whether the outdoor shower is for a commercial pool or your home's backyard, the Reside series is a great choice. In four neutral colors, including ash, beige, black, and brown, this outdoor tile will add an understated elegance to any space.  

Aequa Tur 8 x 32 Porcelain Shower Wall Tile & Aequa Hex Porcelain Shower Floor Tile from
Image: Aequa Tur 8 x 32 Porcelain Shower Wall Tile & Aequa Hex Porcelain Shower Floor Tile from

Rustic, "Reclaimed Wood-Look" Tile

Transport yourself to a breezy wooden boardwalk on the beach with a wood-look outdoor tile. When you step into a wood outdoor shower, it may immediately bring back pleasant memories of washing sand off your feet after a beautiful day at the beach. If you're looking for outdoor shower ideas that mimic the charming, rustic style of a seaside cottage, explore the possibilities of wood-look tile. 

The Aequa tile series is well-suited for making any exterior shower or patio more luxurious. Even though this outdoor tile is made of porcelain, it emulates timeworn wood. For an ashy, sun-bleached appearance, choose one of the lighter tones, like Cirrus or Nix. For a deep, rich hue with rustic charm, go with the darker Castor option. The anti-slip "reclaimed wood-look" tile looks alluring for outdoor shower floors and walls, creating a cozy, rustic feel. Surround your outdoor shower with lush plants to continue the natural and organic aesthetic.

Pietra Italia Grey 24 x 48 R11 Anti-Slip Outdoor Porcelain Tile
Image: Pietra Italia Grey 24 x 48 R11 Anti-Slip Outdoor Porcelain Tile

Clean, Limestone-Look Tile

Since they are outside, designing these showers with a clean, fresh, and natural look fits extremely well with this backyard feature. One sophisticated option for outdoor shower tile idea is a tile that looks like limestone. With the Pietra Italia series' natural stone appearance, it will look like your outdoor shower was etched into the side of a mountaintop. This rectified through-body porcelain tile emulates the varied tones and textures of natural limestone, except it's also finished with an anti-slip finish for safety. This minimalistic tile looks great with another neutral tile for the shower walls, but it also pairs well with a colorful, patterned mosaic wall tile for a splash of personality. Its classic look fits both commercial and residential projects.

Get Tile for Outdoor Showers at Arizona Tile

An outdoor shower is a luxurious, yet extremely practical, addition to any backyard or poolside. It's the perfect way to cool down after a day of relaxation, or it's the essential tool for cleaning off a wet dog on a rainy day. You can find many unique tile varieties that are safe and stylish for outdoor use when you explore our tile collections at one of our locations, visualize your dream outdoor shower with our design tools, or contact us with any questions.