The Beauty of a European Shower!
What are the benefits and advantages of installing a European shower base?
Instead of installing the traditional and old-fashioned 2” x 2” mosaic tile in your shower base, you should consider a large format tile (24” x 24″ or bigger). At COCO TILE, we have developed a unique way to install a large format tile into any size of custom shower base. Techniques we’ve learnt from European Master Tile Setters in Italy are now implemented on our very own jobs, right here in Canada. The most distinguishing factor of our European-Style shower base tile installations, are the cuts. The pattern of the layout is called “Envelope Cuts” or “X-Pattern Cuts,” which are designed to properly slope water directly to the shower drain. The look is absolutely beautiful and highly sought after by those who desire a high-end, one-of-a-kind shower.
Besides the beautiful look of these European shower bases, one other hugely defining factor that makes them extremely better than the traditional North American shower base is… they have about 90% less grout lines. Also, most mosaic tile installed in shower bases are usually spaced apart at 1/8″, while we install large format tile with 1/16″ spacing between each tile; meaning the grout lines are half the thickness in the shower base. With fewer and thinner grout lines we ensure you’ll have less worry, less cleaning and less maintenance over the entire lifespan of your shower.