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Is it a bad idea to use mosaic tile on a shower bench?

We just remodeled our bathroom. We had to build a small wall (14" wide) to fit the new tub properly. The contractor made this wall a sort of bench at the end of the tub and ued our flooring mosaic tile on the seat area….my concern is that water will gather on this seat and eventually leak into the seat itself….thoughts?


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  1. The tile makes a great seat/shampoo bench etc. Its HOW its done thats most important. This area , being a horizontal surface can collect water from the shower. Any water will collect there and weep through the grout joints eventually.
    There are rubber and vinyl membranes that can be used but these need to be done a very special way. I ve used a special waterproofing membrane for over 20 years in this type of situation w/o a problem. Ask them HOW they did it and get it in writing.
    I ve made good money over the years repairing and replacing horizontal surfaces over the years when people did not do this right.
    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there. GL

  2. If there’s a rubber membrane under the tile & the seat has been pitched towards the tub, then you should be fine.

  3. mosaic tile is a beatiful decoration material.

    It’s ok to use the mosaic tile on a shower bench if they are well installed.

    you can find some tips on how to install the tile on the follow link, hope they are helpful.

    http://www.stone-mosaics.com/news/663/How-To-Install-Your-Wall-Or-Floor-Mosaic-Tiles.html

  4. Its depend on the way you want it, but I want Mosaic tile because mosaic it possess a classic, traditional look that lends grace to your bathroom. And for good reason: mosaic has been used for thousands of years for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Mosaic Tile Shower Floor redecoration is made of grouping seamless interlocking stones carefully sorted and then mounted into a seamless mesh backed tile. Some important advantages of this are its installation process is quick and takes only a few hours. Their surfaces are flush and in fact, are safer to walk on than most conventional hard flooring as they offer more traction to prevent slipping. It also have available in various colors and shapes that can easily fit almost any surface and room setting.

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