Make the most of your home now more than ever! Our craftsmen are here for you.


We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.

Learn More!

Remodeling  /  June 22, 2022

How To Choose Tile for Your Shower Floor

Shower floor tile options

If you are looking for a simple and affordable remodel for your home, consider hiring remodelling services in Ottawa to replace the tile on your shower floor. Not only can this enhance the appearance of your shower — and, by extension, your entire bathroom — but it can potentially improve the safety of your bathroom as well. Here are some things to consider when choosing tile for your shower floor.

Types of Tiles

There are several different types of tiles that you can choose for your shower floor. Regardless of the type you choose, you have to be sure that it is rated for use on floors so it can withstand the pressure it will be subjected to. You need to choose a tile that is waterproof, and you also have to make sure that the tile provides traction of some sort. Otherwise, it will become slippery when wet and pose a risk of injuries from falls.

There are tiles of different materials available that meet all these requirements. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Glass tiles reflect light, making your bathroom floor sparkle and shimmer. Being translucent, they give an impression of depth, which could be advantageous in a small bathroom. On the other hand, glass tiles can break if you drop something heavy on them. You also have to make sure you use textured glass, or the tiles could become too slippery to stand on when exposed to water.
  • Ceramic tiles are a classic choice for the bathroom floor, and it is easy to see why. They are durable, inexpensive, and come in a wide array of shapes and colours so you can combine them creatively to produce something really unique. Some ceramic tiles mimic the appearance of other materials that you might not be able to use in a bathroom otherwise, such as wood. Do-it-yourself ceramic tile installation is challenging, and you may have to hire flooring services to handle the job for you.
  • Tiles made of the natural stone give your bathroom a look of elegance and sophistication. However, this timeless style comes at a steep price as these are among the most expensive. Stone tiles are durable, and some varieties offer extra advantages such as retaining heat to keep your feet warm. However, stone tiles can be difficult to maintain and keep clean.
  • Mosaic tiles consist of tiles of different shapes, colours, sizes, and sometimes materials set in a larger sheet. The goal is to create an impression that the pieces have been put there at random, but the fact that they are set together in a sheet makes installing them easier.


Glass and porcelain tiles can take on just about any colour. Stone tiles have their natural hues, but these can vary greatly by material. The colours that you choose should reflect how you use the shower. If you use it to invigorate you in the morning to get ready to face the day, you should choose a colour on the warm side of the spectrum, e.g., shades of orange, red, or yellow that are more energetic. On the other hand, if you take a shower to relax at the end of a long day, you should choose a cooler colour, such as blue or green, that has a more calming effect.

The size of your bathroom may also influence colour choice. If you have a small bathroom that you want to seem larger, you would choose lighter shades, while darker colours help to make a large bathroom seem cozier.

Call Handyman Connection for Remodelling Services in Ottawa

Our technicians can install flooring in the bathroom or any other room in the house. Tile installation in Ottawa is only one of the many renovation and repair services we provide. Learn more about all the services we offer.

FREE Project Consultations & Estimates!

Get a Free Estimate