Bath Tile surrounds are an exquisite wall to add beauty and durability to a shower or bath. Wall tile surrounds may surround a bath tub, shower, custom pan shower, hot tub and any thing you may wish to make imperious to flowing water. Wall shower surrounds commonly have a shower niche AKA wall insert for shampoo bottles. They may or may not have tile trim composed of metal or tile to frame the shower niche.
Care and maintenance of your new wall tile surround are more or less intensive, depending on frequency of use and size of family, but generally need to be cleaned every year or so. Porcelain wall tile may cost slightly more to install but are often tempered and entirely water proof there fore they resist mildews and soap scum resulting an easier clean. Ceramic wall tile is slightly more porous but easier to install saving time and money. Ceramic wall tile may incur more cleaning unless its with a grout or other type of sealer. Wall tile in your surround may also have a variety of textures or a smooth face yielding different cleaning ease.
Grout options for your wall tile surround are large in variety and quality. It is most important to cautious about your grout type than tile in my opinion since grout is usually the most difficult to clean. Epoxy grout would generally be the most durable and impervious to stains but is the most expensive. Other quality grouts would be Mapei Brand grouts that have added polymers for durability and stain resistance. Its important to note that products like grout improve over the years and the end line consumer may have information that the installer does have therefore its critical to communicate your expectations and desirable products and or outcome