Can Backsplash Tile Be Used In The Shower?

November 15, 2019

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From model homes to magazines, more master bathrooms are featuring supersized showers in lieu of additional bathtubs. This likely allows for additional luxuries like several showerheads or even room for larger vanities. Whether you’re building your dream home or giving your current one a much-needed update, you can turn your shower into a stylish focal point using backsplash tile

While some may question whether or not this type of tile can be used in wet environments like a shower, the truth is that since backsplashes are designed to protect the wall, they’re absolutely perfect for a shower install. With more backsplash designs available than ever before, some homeowners may have a hard time choosing just one. Here are a few of our favorite backsplash tiles to get you inspired for your shower transformation! 

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Ice Beveled Subway Tile

For a glass subway tile, Ice Beveled Subway Tile is one at the top of our list. This luxurious tile features an elegant, soft white with a darker beveled design for added drama than your standard subway tile. The durable crystalline glass inherently comes with light-reflecting qualities to add a bit of shine to any design. The 2x6 mosaics come with 12 chips per mesh-backed sheet for easy installation. Because the shape is super classic but the design offers added interest, it’s a lovely choice for a transitional to contemporary bathroom.

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Venetian Café

If you desire more earthen hues, then select Venetian Café for a crackled glass mosaic tile backsplash with high contrast. With a combination of ivory, taupe, and warm chocolate, these 1x4 bricks come with 33 chips per 12x12 sheet and offer a smooth finish and high sheen for a splash of sophistication. The smaller size may seem overwhelming in a full shower installation, but the mosaic strips combined with the large-format tiles create visual interest while tying together the warm color palette of the luxurious master bathroom. 

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Arabescato Cararra 

As one of the most popular marble backsplash options, Arabescato Cararra 1x1 Honed Marble in 12x12 sheets might be the one to give your shower a glamorous look. These 1x1 mosaic tiles with 121 chips per sheet feature distinctive shades of white and gray marble in a honed finish. Because of its neutral tones with low contrast, it makes for an absolutely stunning shower install, and the coordinating mosaic strip along the floor-to-wall installation behind the floating vanity beautifully connects the two spaces in this ultra-modern master bathroom. 

No matter if you feature wall tile in the entire shower or carefully choose a strip of something fabulous perfectly paired with larger tiles, know that your new shower will become a showstopper with backsplash tile from MSI. Just make sure to discuss with the staff about choosing an appropriate tile for wet areas. They’ll help guide you during the selection process so that you pick a high-quality product designed for high-moisture areas as well as the right type of glue and anti-microbial backing so that mold growth is avoided.