The Hottest Hotel Shower Surrounds For Any Style

June 22, 2021

the hottest hotel shower surrounds for any style

Designing a hotel bathroom might seem like a never-ending project. From the flooring and fixtures to the lighting and countertops, there is a ton of detail that needs to be fine-tuned to transform your vision into a reality. One area that shouldn’t be glossed over is designing your hotel shower surrounds

To help you choose the hottest tile for your hotel shower surround, we’ve outlined what to consider during the design phase and the different options available to you.

What to Consider When Choosing a Hotel Shower Surround

While selecting from a showerhead or shower curtain may not be at the top of your to-list list, you don’t want to skimp on the shower surround. As one of the first things your guests will see when they enter the hotel room bathroom, you want to stop them in their tracks with its beauty.

Moisture Protection

Although a shower surround plays a big role in elevating the appearance of your hotel’s bathrooms, they also serve an important purpose. Because the bathroom is a place where you typically find lots of water or moisture, you need ample protection on the walls to protect them against mold and mildew. If areas that are constantly exposed to moisture aren’t protected, you may find yourself dealing with water damage.

When designing your hotel shower surrounds, ensure that there is ample wall coverage to protect your walls. Preventing water damage on the front end can save you time, money, and stress down the line. In most cases, you’ll want the shower surround to completely cover the three walls surrounding the tub or shower, with a bit extra on the ends for some additional protection.

Mixed Materials

Just because you’re going with marble countertops doesn’t mean you need to incorporate a matching marble slab as the shower surround. Instead, consider different materials and color palettes you can use for the shower surround to create a contrasting aesthetic. Mixing luxurious tile alongside granite, marble, or quartz hotel bathroom countertops is sure to leave your guests oohing and aahing as soon as they step foot in the bathroom.

Focal Point

When you think back to a recent visit to a luxury hotel, what did you see when you entered the bathroom? You’ll often find high-end hotel bathrooms made of sleek, solid stone slabs in bright whites to create a naturally bright and airy space — especially because of the limited natural light in a hotel bathroom. But just because you have a clean, white aesthetic for the bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t create a captivating focal point that draws in your guests!

To complement whatever color scheme you’re going with, you can spice up the overall aesthetic by incorporating an accent shower surround made with porcelain wall tile in an eccentric color or trendy pattern. It’s the perfect way to zhuzh up a bathroom without making the design too over the top!

Grout Color

While you may think the shower surround decision-making process ends once the tile is selected, that isn’t the case. Along with choosing the ideal tile for your shower surround, you also need to select the best grout color. Do you want the grout to seamlessly blend into the shower surround? Or do you want to create contrasting clean lines to accentuate the tile’s pattern? Decide if your goal is to create a clean, modern bathroom — allowing the tile to do the speaking. If so, you should opt for grout that blends in with the tile. If you’re looking to design a shower surround that uses the grout lines for additional boldness, choose colored grout to draw attention to the tile shape.

Luxurious Tile Options for Hotel Shower Surrounds

Bianco Dolomite Dotty Tile

dotty marble mosaic tile

For a classic and clean look, you can’t go wrong with a marble tile in a contemporary design. With white square tile and grout lines and gorgeous gray accents, these gorgeous natural marble mosaic tiles are the perfect choice for a wide range of installations. Whether you want to incorporate them as a high-end focal point as your shower surround, or you want to install them as the shower surround and corresponding backsplash, you won’t be disappointed. Their color scheme allows them to seamlessly blend into any hotel room. However you choose to incorporate Bianco Dolomite Dotty tile in your hotel room, you won’t be disappointed.

Kasbah Porcelain Tile

porcelain floral in coffee shower surround

If you want to create a shower surround that will leave your guests with their jaws on the floor, look no further than Kasbah Porcelain Tile from our Kenzzi Collection. With its stunning black background accented by a beautifully bold white floral print, there is nothing quite like it — and we mean it! Each tile is hand-painted, meaning that you will be creating a truly one-of-a-kind bathroom for your guests to enjoy. Most importantly, these tiles are just as durable as they are beautiful, meaning that they’re easy to clean and keep looking their best for many years to come. There’s no easier way to elevate your hotel bathroom than with Kasbah porcelain tile.

Kenzzi Indigo Porcelain Tile

porcelain tile floral pattern in denim shower surround

You may be looking for a tile option to spice up the bathroom without being too bold or dramatic — and finding that perfect tile is a lot easier said than done. But we think we have the ideal option for you with Kenzzi Indigo Porcelain Tile. With a creamy white backdrop, hand-painted with a sophisticated pattern in a remarkable shade of indigo, you’ll never find another option quite like this. Its intricate detailing allows it to steal the show without taking away from the other luxury finishes you’ve selected for the guest room bathroom.

Arctic Ice Glass Subway Tile

glass shower wall tile

When you close your eyes and picture a calming oasis, what do you envision? You likely picture light and airy spaces with subdued greenery that creates a calming atmosphere. Arctic Ice Glass Subway Tile helps create a naturally serene environment that will allow your guests to feel their stress and worries slowly slipping away. Made from clean and elegant, sparkling with crystalline white glass, Arctic Ice Glass Subway is the perfect choice for backsplash tile, shower surrounds, and other hotel bathroom applications.

Arabescato Carrara Marble 4x12 Tile

subway marble shower wall

As one of our all-time favorites, Arabescato Carrara Marble 4x12 tiles offer a subtle elegance that is unmatched with other tile options. Featuring a soft white background with gray veins for added character, you’ll be in awe of the marble subway tile’s sophistication and beauty. Dark countertops and hotel flooring? Arabescato Carrara Marble can help create a contrasting shower surround. White marble counters with wood-look vinyl flooring? This tile offers a soft and subtle backdrop to complement the space.


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