I’m an interior designer – three tiles you should NEVER put in your shower… one is a nightmare to clean, you’ll regret it
AN interior designer has revealed the three types of tile he would never choose or recommend for a bathroom shower.
Disclosing the reasons for his decisions, he warned that cleaning is such a nightmare that you’ll regret it immediately.
Meanwhile, Phoenix Grey, who goes by the social media moniker Design Daddy, slammed a different tile style as it looked like it belonged on the US subway.
In a video posted to his TikTok account @mrphoenixgrey, Design Daddy introduced what he would be talking about when he said, “The worst tile options for your shower that I would avoid as an interior designer.”
He then started off with the first home looks, which he loathes, pointing out that the current trend for “imperfect zilliage tiles” isn’t going to stay that way for very long, for a very practical reason.
The TikTok star went on to explain to his 699.4k followers, “I get it, they’re very trendy right now. You look super cool.
“But I want you to think about the water and dirt buildup in your shower — and you’re going to hate cleaning them, so I’d avoid them at all costs.”
Next, Design Daddy didn’t have anything great to say about the typical 12×24 white tile – a popular choice in people’s bathrooms due to its price and simplicity.
He pointed out, “These were super affordable and easy to put up anywhere.
“The problem with these tiles is that they don’t add personality to the style of your shower or even the overall bathroom aesthetic.”
He then said that while the “large format tile comes close to a seamless look,” it doesn’t hit the mark.
Phoenix explained, “They end up looking like large format subway tiles, which I’m not a fan of.”
But the furnishing expert offered a helpful alternative, saying the same “seamless” look can be achieved with a 30×30 tile with a matching grout color.
The third and final tile no-no on his list that he would “avoid at all costs” is what he calls “accent tiles.”
These are mosaic tiles used to break up a larger set of solid color tiles.
Design Daddy continued: “[They] were huge in the ’90s and 2000s — everyone thought that was the hottest.
“This visually reduces the height of the room – you add that extra horizontal line that visually breaks up the space and adds clutter.
He concluded, “Adding mosaic tile with a super busy accent really doesn’t add the personality and flair you thought it would.”
And it seems his social media followers agreed with his observations.
One wrote: “It all looked like cheap hotel rooms.”
As another said: “Couldn’t be more specific!”
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