Is subway tile good for showers?
Also know, can I use subway tile in a shower?
This is the most important part of subway tile showers: It's a piece of tile that's less than 1-2″. Avoid slivers at the ceiling, corners, and any transition (e.g. shower wall to shower floor). In this shower we used 4″x12″ subway tiles but the basic principles are the same for smaller tiles.
Additionally, what is the best tile for a shower? Glazed ceramic and porcelain tile are most commonly used, from the ubiquitous 4 1/4-inch white squares to large-format tiles of almost any size -- provided your installer is up to it. Glass and stone also make good tile for shower walls.
Keeping this in consideration, is subway tile in shower hard to keep clean?
– Subway tile is inexpensive! Whatever tile you choose, take the time to apply a grout sealer (inexpensively picked up at a home improvement or hardware store). It's not hard to do and will be well worth it in the long run, making regular cleaning and maintenance much easier.
How much subway tile do I need for a shower?
Multiply the total square footage by the number of tiles needed per square foot: 1 square foot uses one 12-by-12-inch tile or four 6-by-6-inch tiles. For a 50-square-foot area, you would need 50 tiles if using 12-by-12-inch tiles, but 200 tiles -- 4 times 50 -- if using 6-by-6-inch tiles.