2018 Trend Alert: Custom Tile Showers

ceramic tile installationEvery homeowner knows that one of the most valuable (and most often used) rooms in which to make renovations is the bathroom. Have you been feeling like yours needs an upgrade but not sure where to start? A great place to begin with remodeling is custom tile showers. With the help of Higgins Carpet, you can easily experience the luxury of a beautiful, custom-designed shower in your very own home. Here, we cover the most popular materials and designs used in our custom stone and ceramic tile installation.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is not only practical due to durability and heat retention, it is also wallet-friendly…not to mention gorgeous to look at. These tiles generally cost less than other higher-end tiles such as granite or marble and can be customized in seemingly endless patterns, such as basket weave, herringbone, or diagonal. Ceramic tile is not porous and prevents irritants from being trapped, so it keeps the air cleaner. It also doesn’t stain easily, so when it does need to be cleaned it can be done with very little effort. If you’re looking for ease and practicality, ceramic tile installation is truly a no-brainer.


Granite is a common choice for bathroom tiling, and it is easy to see why. It is all about form and functionality. Not only does a granite shower add a touch of natural elegance to any bathroom, but it’s also extremely resistant to chemicals typically found in modern hygiene products. With an easy-to-clean finish, maintenance is a breeze.


Marble has made its way through the ages, from luxurious palace flooring to your very own bathroom! Marble offers a glossy, traditional look that works beautifully in a custom tile shower, with a design unique like no other material offered. It is important to note that with marble, you want to learn exactly the type of marble you are using and how to clean it properly to ensure you get the most life out of your custom shower. Make sure you do your research and you will reap the benefits!


Quarry is a hard, highly-resistant tile fired in a way very similar to brick, although this material is typically harder than brick. Quarry is not porous and does an excellent job resisting water (although it is sometimes confused with terra cotta, which does absorb water). Quarry tiles can be found in a variety of earthen tones, such as brown, red, beige, dark and light gray, and tan, which makes for a relaxing natural-feel shower environment.

If you are in the market for a custom tile shower, Higgins Carpet offers a variety of options for you to choose from, plus exceptional custom ceramic tile installation services. Our team of professionals will assist you every step of the way to getting your gorgeous new custom shower.

Looking for more inspiration and ideas to design your home? Contact us at Higgins Carpet One Floor & Home today to learn more about what we’re capable of.