Italian shower tiles

If you want to create a bathroom that’s conducive to relaxation and well-being, the choice of tiles is crucial. The bathroom has evolved to become a space where people enjoy recharging their batteries and taking care of themselves. Magazines are full of splendid illustrations of bathrooms where tiles lend an authentic personality thanks to their contemporary colours and formats. Among the current trends, tiles specially designed for walk-in showers stand out brilliantly. They offer exceptional qualities while remaining accessible to all. Whether you’re attracted by a modern, classic or natural style, at NOVOCERAM you’ll find a vast choice of tiles for modern bathrooms that will enhance your space.

Our collections of tiles for a walk-in shower

Why choose tiles for a walk-in shower?

Walk-in showers have undeniably gained in popularity because of their combination of elegance, modernity and many practical benefits. Porcelain stoneware tiles offer an elegant aesthetic, with a wide variety of patterns, colours and sizes. Their accessibility simplifies the selection process, while their ability to be cut and fitted with precision means they can be made to measure. What’s more, on-site construction offers superior flexibility, particularly when it comes to the optimum location of the drain. In addition to enhancing the appearance of your bathroom, a tiled shower adds inestimable value to your property and is considered a distinctive asset by real estate professionals.

The colours and looks of bathroom tiles

Looking for captivating colours and looks for your bathroom? NOVOCERAM porcelain stoneware tiles are your best ally!
Thanks to our innovative production technology, NOVOCERAM tiles can reproduce almost any type of colour, pattern, decoration or material effect, guaranteeing extraordinary aesthetic versatility. You can choose from a wide range of effects and imitations, such as wood, concrete, stone, Bali stone, travertine or terracotta. What’s more, porcelain stoneware tiles come in a wide range of finishes, including polished, glazed and unglazed.
With these tiles, you can achieve the authenticity of the materials you love, without the constraints of maintenance or fragility that come with them. They faithfully reproduce the textures, shades and patterns of natural materials, adding a touch of realism and aesthetic appeal to your bathroom.
If you want to create a modern bathroom, 3D relief patterns are an excellent option, as they blend easily with more traditional patterned floors. To give the impression of a larger space, opt for light colours, especially when combined with horizontal installation. If you want to coordinate your floor and wall tiles, it’s best to opt for a darker shade for the walls. In the end, your choice will depend above all on your taste and budget.

Mosaic tiles and walk-in showers

There are many creative ways to tile a walk-in shower. From simple colours and patterns to varied textures and designs, your options are endless. Mosaic tiles are the preferred choice for walk-in showers because of their many qualities.
Mosaic tiles can be used in a variety of ways, from covering the entire bathroom walls and floors to highlighting specific features such as the washbasins, bath or shower. Their small size also makes them easier to adapt to the shape and slope of the shower floor. What’s more, mosaics offer great creative freedom, with the possibility of creating patterns and shapes on the floor surface, adding a distinctive touch to the shower. Mosaic tiles are also easier to use around obstacles such as drains, and they offer a variety of textures for a more subtle aesthetic.
However, it’s important to choose mosaic tiles with an appropriate anti-slip rating and adequate load-bearing capacity to ensure safety and durability. By following these guidelines, our NOVOCERAM mosaic tiles are sure to bring style, practicality and peace of mind to your walk-in shower.

Mosaic tiles for maximum safety

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Mosaic is an ideal choice for the floor of a walk-in shower because of its natural anti-slip properties. Unlike traditional tiles, mosaic offers superior grip thanks to its relief structure made up of small tesserae and joints. This reduces the risk of slips and falls, making it a safe option. Non-slip mosaics are particularly suitable for Italian-style showers with a 10 to 15 degree slope.
It’s essential to ensure that the floor and walls of your Italian shower are well sealed before installing the mosaic to prevent seepage. You can use a variety of materials to ensure a watertight seal, such as suitable coverings, tiling trays or ready-to-use trays. To glue the mosaic, we recommend using a suitable adhesive mortar or ready-to-use adhesive mortar. Laying mosaic is made easier by the fact that it is available in sheets.
At NOVOCERAM, we offer a range of mosaic tiles that meet the strictest European safety standards. Our products undergo rigorous testing to assess their slip resistance on slopes, guaranteeing a safe, non-slip surface for Italian showers.

The benefits of porcelain stoneware for a walk-in shower

Before discussing the benefits of porcelain stoneware tiles for walk-in showers, it’s important to understand their nature and composition. Porcelain stoneware tiles are specially designed as floor and wall coverings for wet areas such as bathrooms, baths and walk-in showers. They are made from an extremely dense clay that is fired at higher temperatures than standard tiles, making them particularly suitable for use in damp environments. In addition to their water resistance, porcelain stoneware tiles offer a wide variety of shapes and styles. This makes it easy to customise the design of the walk-in shower to suit individual preferences. Whether you’re looking for a modern, traditional or contemporary look, you’ll find porcelain stoneware tiles to suit your style. Let’s look at the details:

Durable and moisture-resistant

Porcelain stoneware tiles are remarkably durable, making them ideal for intensive use in showers. Made from porcelain stoneware, these tiles have extremely low water absorption. This intrinsic characteristic makes them the preferred choice for high-humidity areas such as showers. Thanks to their low water absorption, porcelain stoneware tiles effectively withstand high water flow rates and abundant steam. What’s more, porcelain stoneware tiles with low water absorption make a significant contribution to improving indoor air quality by preventing the growth of mould and mildew, especially when used with a high-performance grout.

Easy to maintain and hygienic

Maintaining a shower can be hampered by the daily use of products such as shampoo, hard water and soap build-up, which can compromise its shine. However, thanks to the inherent robustness of porcelain stoneware, it is possible to keep your shower in pristine, sparkling condition with regular, daily maintenance. What’s more, porcelain stoneware has compact, non-porous surfaces, making it safe, hygienic and ideal for preventing the proliferation of bacteria and fungi. So, choosing porcelain stoneware for a walk-in shower offers both ease of maintenance and optimum hygiene for a clean, healthy bathroom space. What’s more, the chemical-physical stability of porcelain stoneware makes it resistant to chemical agents and not subject to colour fading.

An environmentally responsible choice

Porcelain stoneware is widely recognised for its exceptional durability, remarkable resistance and commitment to environmental protection. Porcelain stoneware tiles are entirely free of VOCs, formaldehyde and plastics, making them not only safe for people, but also respectful of the ecosystem. Their production is subject to strict energy efficiency and water management standards, making them a truly ecological choice. What’s more, thanks to the use of natural, reusable materials, the production of porcelain stoneware is a “zero waste” process. Recycled and recyclable materials are carefully selected to reduce the amount of waste generated. No waterproofing chemicals, varnishes, resins, toxic gases, radon or lead are used in the manufacture of porcelain stoneware. As a result, its production is carried out in a sustainable way, preserving the environment for future generations.

Adaptable to many styles

With so many options available in terms of appearance, colour, pattern and size when it comes to choosing porcelain stoneware tiles, it’s easy to find the perfect style for your home. Porcelain stoneware tiles offer far greater diversity than other types of tile, making them a particularly attractive choice for buyers with very specific tastes. To create a minimalist aesthetic, opt for matt porcelain stoneware tiles in white or grey. If you prefer the natural look of stone, porcelain stoneware tiles imitating marble or travertine are an excellent choice. For a bold contrast, combine porcelain stoneware tiles in different colours. If you like mosaics, use small porcelain stoneware tiles to create a mosaic pattern. Finally, for a warm, natural feel, porcelain stoneware tiles that imitate wood are an ideal option.

Available in several formats

Porcelain stoneware comes in a magnificent variety of sizes, making it perfectly suited to bathrooms and walk-in showers. As well as its versatile aesthetic appeal, its variety of tile formats offers a wealth of design possibilities. In small bathrooms, the use of small porcelain stoneware tiles creates a functional and elegant splashback. For walk-in showers, the use of larger tiles, such as 120×60, creates an illusion of space and grandeur, giving the room a more spacious and open appearance. Porcelain stoneware can also be used to create a visual continuity between the bathroom and the walk-in shower. The same tiles can cover both the bathroom floor and the shower walls, creating aesthetic harmony and a seamless visual flow.

Frequently asked questions about tiling a walk-in shower

Here are some answers to common questions you may have about tiling your walk-in shower:

How do I choose the right colour of tiles for my bathroom?

When choosing the colour of tiles for your bathroom, it’s important to take several factors into account. Dark colours can add warmth, but they can also give the impression of a smaller space. Neutral tones, on the other hand, offer a simple, elegant aesthetic. In addition, glossy wall tiles can create the illusion of space and bring light into the room. In small bathrooms, light neutral colours are ideal for creating a feeling of openness. Even a slight difference in colour can have a significant impact on the overall look of the bathroom.

What’s the best way to install mosaic tiles?

To ensure perfect installation of mosaic tiles, it’s important to follow certain key steps. Firstly, make sure that the tiles are laid as flat as possible, with no risk of tripping or protruding edges that could cause inconvenience. It’s also essential to consider the type of mosaic tiles you’re using, as some are more suitable for floors than others. Finally, if you opt for mosaic tiles for your bathroom floor, it’s crucial to consider water drainage. To do this, make sure that the tiles are laid in such a way as to allow splashes and excess water to run off efficiently. Make sure that the units are laid at right angles to facilitate drainage.

Is a mosaic floor easy to clean?

Due to the large number of small tiles and grout that make up a mosaic floor, the surface may be slightly uneven, which can make cleaning more difficult in some cases. Dirt trapped in the grout lines may be more visible depending on the colour of your tiles. We therefore recommend applying a grout protector every year. In addition, regular cleaning with a specific tile and grout cleaner is necessary to prevent water and debris from damaging or penetrating the grout. So, to make maintaining your mosaic floor easier, it’s important to take these precautions and follow a proper cleaning routine.

Which mosaic should I use for my shower tray and the walls of my Italian shower?

There is no mosaic specifically designed for Italian shower trays and enclosures. Mosaics vary in size, composition and finish depending on your preferences and the style you are looking for. When choosing a mosaic, safety, ease of maintenance and waterproofing are important criteria. Choose a mosaic that is non-slip and easy to clean. Smooth, non-porous tiles are more resistant to the accumulation of dirt and mould. They must also be perfectly waterproof to protect the walls and floor. Choose the right adhesive and joints for a solid, watertight installation. Our interior design experts can give you personalised advice on choosing the right mosaic for your Italian shower.

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