27 WALK-IN SHOWER TILE IDEAS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU
A walk-in shower creates a nice roomy feeling for your bathroom remodeling project. The lack of obstructions provides a seamless transition from the rest of the bathroom into the shower area. Not only is a walk-in shower safer, especially for the elderly and children, it also works perfectly for those who desire a relaxing minimalist bathroom style.
Various Walk-in Shower Design Options
There are various design options for your walk-in shower. One of the most common variations comes in the form of a glass enclosure, with the glass helping create a bright and airy feeling. For an even lighter effect, consider adding a window to the shower, if it is possible. If not, try a skylight. If neither of these is possible, an all-glass enclosure would be better because it remains bright enough even with artificial lighting only.
You can also opt for walk-in shower designs without doors. Take a look at our bathroom remodeling ideas, compiled from our previous projects. You could have the other walls solid, glass-only or a solid base with a glass top half. One thing to note about the doorless walk-in shower is that it does not allow for much privacy, and this is generally true for all walk-in showers. If privacy is not your priority (or is already provided by other means) then a walk-in shower is perfect.
Each design comes with its own logistical and construction headaches on issues such as drainage. So make sure you consider these when choosing what style to go for.
Walk-in Shower Floor and Wall Designs
Like any other bathroom, you also have to consider the floor and wall design. If you plan to have a solid wall as part of your walk-in shower, use a neutral tile color that maintains the airiness of the bathroom. One area where you can create a unique style is the back wall, which you can use as the focus of your walk-in shower and bathroom as a whole. For instance, a nice stone mosaic back wall draws your attention to it immediately you set foot into the shower.
As for the floor, ceramic, stone and glass tiles are popular because they are waterproof. You can either choose a neutral walk-in shower tile design that keeps up with the overall minimalist style or go for a unique eye-catching design to complement an equally attention-commanding back wall.
Finally, consider the role accessories play in the overall style and feel of your walk-in shower. Circular showerheads create a warm traditional feel while square rainfall showerheads give the bathroom a more futuristic feel. Other accessories to consider include a soap dish, grab bars, a corner seat and a spa-style bench for larger walk-in showers.
Ready for your own amazing walk-in shower? Here are a few design ideas to get you started.