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European Shower Base

European Shower Base

European Shower Base Installers in Ottawa

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 Ottawa.

Large Format Tile Shower Bases Explained

The Beauty of a European Shower

Instead of installing the traditional and old fashioned 2” x 2” mosaic tile on your shower base, you should consider a large format tile (24” x 24″ or larger). The most distinguishing factor of our European 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 beautiful, elegant, and highly sought after by those who desire a high-end, one-of-a-kind shower.

The Benefits

95% Less Grout Lines

Besides the beautiful look of these European shower bases, one other very important defining factor that makes them extremely better than the traditional North American shower base is that they have about 95% less grout lines.
Also, most mosaic tiles installed on 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 on 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 custom tile shower.

Why Coco Tile?

Kevin Coco is a 3rd Generation Tile Setter whose grandfather owned and operated Atlas Flooring Contractors Co. in Montreal, Quebec for over 30 years. Learning from his grandfather, Kevin has built his business based on trust, reliability, and superior craftsmanship. This long line of Tile Setters originates from the coast of Campania, Italy where some of the most beautiful tile work in the world has been around for centuries.

Taking the solid foundation of traditional Italian tiling and combining it with today’s modern large format tiles, Coco Tile continuously creates a high-end finished product that goes above and beyond all their competitors. In a short period of time, Coco Tile has earned 22 certifications while achieving 18 awards.

At Coco Tile, our clients feel confident in our ability to perform all tile and stone installations correctly. Every new installation comes with a 1-year guarantee to be free from defects resulting from improper installation. Warranty will cover the replacement of any loose or cracked tile/stone due to improper installation for up to 1 year.