Choosing the best tile option for your bathroom project by Nicholas Tile and Bath

Choosing the best tile option for your bathroom project can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.  Nicholas Tile and bath has the design background to assist you in making the best choice for your bathroom, let’s go over a few options.

• Stone – Stone tiles are considered to be among some of the most beautiful options available. Also, they are very durable and that is why they are great for a heavy duty room like the bathroom. The problems with these though are that they are heavy and they are costlier than most tile options.

• Porcelain – Porcelain tiles are also good options to consider. They are water resistant and that is what makes them perfect for the bathroom. Even moisture cannot damage them. Aside from this quality, porcelain tiles are also affordable and they come in very beautiful colors.

• Ceramic – Ceramic tiles are great for the bathroom in that they resist wears and scratches when protected with glaze. So if you are looking for a tile that can retain their texture and beauty for a long time, this is a good option for you.

• Glass – Glass tiles are among the most expensive bathroom tile options. This is majorly because of their beauty. Even though glass tiles seem like they are slippery, they are not. They are textured for roughness and that is why they are great for a wet room like the bathroom.

Beauty should not only be your basis when looking for some good bathroom tiles to replace your damaged ones. Aside from aesthetics you should also consider the factors of price, installation, maintenance, and comfort. If you find a tile option that has scored numerous points in these factors, then that is the option you should go for.

Prepare for details…

You might want to add details to your walls. Examples of details include recessed medicine cabinets, shampoo niches, etc. You might even want to add other more complicated details such as lighting or even vent fans. Make sure you properly plan where these would be situated and have them marked, we recommend using painting tape. Once your details have been marked, your walls are ready for renovation. Since the areas where your details will be situated are marked, the tradespeople such as the plumbers and the electric contractors would consider them.

Be careful with your tile sizes…

When planning out how the tiles would be laid out in your bathroom, you have to make sure that you have the right tile sizes in mind. It is important to get some samples of tiles that you would use for your bathroom so you are sure as to what their actual sizes are. Also, unless you have a very spacious bathroom, it is not practical to go for huge tiles. You can always go for small tiles since these are more appropriate for the bathroom. Experts recommend that tiles should not be more than four inches in size. It can be quite hard to fit large tiles in bathrooms.

Be careful with your colors…

Indeed, tiles come in a variety of colors and designs. But sometimes, because of the vast availability of tiles, a lot of people commit the mistake of using too many color in their bathroom. That is something that you should definitely avoid. Not only can getting multiple color tiles be tiresome and costly. Doing so can also ruin the aesthetic appeal of the bathroom. You might want to consider a neutral background color. Add a few splashes of accents here and there but make sure there are not strong contrasting color since these can definitely be unsightly.  Nicholas Tile and Bath can assist you in making beautiful design choices you will be happy with for years to come!

At Nicholas Tile and Bath we specialize in tiling repairs especially if these have to do with shower leaks. Not only that, we will waterproof your shower as well. Consider us once you encounter some plumbing problems. Our scope of service is completely Turn-Key.  Our business model’s focus is only bathrooms, we have the ability and expertise to handle every aspect of a complete bathroom remodel as well as any type of repair project or renovation you may need.

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Shower Pan Repair by Nicholas Tile and Bath

A leaking shower pan is the result of some crack or tear in the membrane under the tile floor of your shower. If you discover that the shower pan is leaking, the only repair option is to replace the shower pan. A cracked or damaged water pan that leaks will continue to leak, regardless of any efforts you to put in to seal the crack or damage. The integrity of the shower is now in question. You also run the risk of dealing with a mold issue, and no one wants to deal with that!  Replacing an entire shower can be costly and not always necessary.
If you have a tile shower that you are still happy with from a visual standpoint that seems to be structurally sound, you do have the option to replace just the floor area and bottom area of walls instead of redoing the entire shower. known as a  Shower Pan RepairNicholas tile and bath has over 20 years experience in shower pan repair, as well as turn-key bathroom design, remodeling and renovation.  Call us today for a free consultation.
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Fusion Pro Grout & CEG Lite Epoxy Grout by Nicholas Tile and Bath

The two main grout products we use at Nicholas Tile and Bath are Fusion Pro and CEG Lite Epoxy grout.  Fusion Pro is a single component grout that can be used in commercial and residential applications.  Suitable for ceramic, mosaic, cement body tile, porcelain, glass tile, polished and natural stone.  Fusion Pro will not effloresce, mottle or color shade within the grout joint.  It also will not stain when exposed to most common, non corrosive household goods and cleaning agents.

CEG Lite is a high performance epoxy grout that is formulated to stand up to the harshest environments including kitchens and food processing facilities.  Its fast curing, high stain and thermal shock resistant.  NTB highly recommends this product for shower floors.  We hope you’ve found this information helpful.  Please give Nicholas Tile and Bath a call, we would be happy to answer any additional questions at 704-396-3822.

Make it a great day!

Everyone at NTB

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Nicholas Tile and Bath & Schluter – Ditra

Nicholas Tile and Bath loves sharing the amazing products that help make our clients very happy and  our company very successful.  Today we will talk about Ditra by Schluter and why we use it.

 The major cause of damage in tiled floors are a result of movement stresses and water penetration, which can cause cracking of the tile or grout, delamination of the tiled surface or even mold Growth.

Preventing your tiled floor from damage starts before the first tile in installed.  Ditra is an uncoupling membrane that is placed between your tile and the subfloor, preventing stresses from being transferred directly to the tile and cracking or delamination of the tiled surface.  Ditra is also waterproof to prevent subfloor damage in the event of a water leak.

We at Nicholas Tile and Bath highly recommend Ditra! It Prevents cracking, provides waterproof protection, vapor control and heavy load support.

We hope you found this information helpful, if we can answer any questions feel free to call Nicholas Tile and Bath at 704-496-3822.

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Waterproofing with Hydroban

Nicholas Tile and Bath only uses the highest quality materials available in the industry.  Today we will talk about Hydroban, a thin waterproofing anti-fracture membrane that combines optimum performance and unmatched productivity.  Hydroban is rapid drying, allowing for a faster time to tile and flood testing in just two hours after final cure, as well as faster flood testing testing in cold temperatures and over mortar beds.  Hydroban does not require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners and bonds directly to metal and PVC plumbing fixtures! Nicholas Tile and Bath has been using Hydroban for over 10 years with perfect success

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Welcome to The Nicholas Tile and Bath Blog

Nicholas Tile and Bath is your turn-key bathroom renovation and remodeling company serving Lake Norman, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville and surrounding areas of North Carolina.  We have been serving these communities for over 12 years.  Nicholas Tile and Bath will not settle for anything less than perfection in our work, attention to detail and the personalized service that our team gives to each of our client’s home and family.  Please learn more about Nicholas Tile and Bath by checking out what our clients have to say on Angie’s List.  You can also see our recent work on

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The NTB Team


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