As a seasoned professional interior designer, my journey through countless bathroom projects has reinforced one fundamental truth: the art of shower tiling can make or break your design vision. A meticulously tiled shower not only amplifies the aesthetic appeal of the space but also guarantees its functional longevity. In this blog post, I’m thrilled to delve into the significance of mastering proper shower tiling techniques. Moreover, I’m excited to introduce a singular tutorial video that showcases the beauty of both tile moldings and solid slabs – two alternatives that gracefully replace the industrial look of schluter edging.

The Intricacies of a Tiled Shower Design

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Design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC.

The Drawback of Schluter Edging

Before we explore the elegance of tile moldings and solid slabs, let’s address the design challenge posed by schluter edging. While this edging serves a practical purpose by safeguarding tile edges from moisture and potential wear, it often compromises the visual unity of the bathroom. As a designer, I firmly believe in achieving a harmonious amalgamation of elements, and schluter edging’s utilitarian appearance can disrupt this flow, robbing your design of its seamless charm.

In the accompanying tutorial video, I will guide you through the process of using both tile moldings and solid slabs to achieve an exquisite finish in your shower space. Together, we will explore how to seamlessly integrate tile moldings and solid slabs into your design, resulting in a coherent and luxurious look. The video underscores the importance of meticulous attention to detail, especially along edges, niches, windows, thresholds, and jambs – areas where the artistry of finishing truly shines.


Tile Moldings: A Touch of Timeless Charm

Tile moldings represent a graceful solution that not only provides protection but also enhances the sophistication of your shower design. Crafted with purpose, these specialized tiles eliminate the need for schluter edging by facilitating a seamless transition between different tile surfaces. The result? A polished and integrated appearance that complements your overarching design vision.

Solid Slabs: The Essence of Subtle Luxury

Solid slabs, on the other hand, offer a more understated luxury. By extending your chosen tile onto these slabs, you create a unified look that transcends the constraints of conventional edging solutions. This approach not only adds a touch of opulence but also enables you to experiment with textures, colors, and patterns, culminating in a bespoke shower space that’s a testament to your unique style.

Meticulous Detail: The Art of Excellence

In the realm of design, the secret to a remarkable outcome lies in meticulous attention to detail. The tutorial video accentuates the importance of precision, particularly in areas where different surfaces converge. By ensuring a flawless transition between tiles, moldings, and slabs, you not only create an alluring visual aesthetic but also guarantee the durability of your design for years to come.


In the grand tapestry of interior design, every component contributes to the overall masterpiece. Schluter edging might be functional, but it often compromises the visual harmony of your shower space. By embracing the elegance of tile moldings and the refined luxury of solid slabs, you can achieve a breathtaking finish that speaks to your unique design sensibilities. The singular tutorial video provided is your gateway to mastering the art of seamless edge finishing. Say farewell to industrial aesthetics and welcome an era of sophistication into your personal shower haven. Your bathroom deserves nothing less than a design that reflects your passion for beauty and impeccable taste.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.