Vertical Stack Bond in the Shower

By Kate Riley March 23, 2021

I’m remodeling three bathrooms and a kitchen this month and next, just like the saying goes, when it rains it pours. I’m rounding up all the materials for these spaces and in all three, they require new tile in the showers. In at least one I’m installing tile in a modern stack bond pattern.

There are two kinds: straight stack and horizontal offset stack, both elongate a space, and because it draws the eye up, this pattern fits just right inside a shower. Below are examples of this contemporary tile installation in a variety of hues.

via bo bedre


rue mag


the effortless chic


adore magazine



three birds renovation


yellow trace



fireclay tile

the fresh exchange



architectural digest


the local project




via remodelista

sarah sherman samuel

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  1. All gorgeous! We are remodeling our master right now, and I think this convinced me to do my tile in this pattern. Thanks!

  2. Interesting and many are pretty but then I look at those with tubs in the shower and see a cleaning nightmare trying to reach around the bases, wiping the tubs along with all the walls and keeping all those shiny surfaces and all that glass gleaming. Decided long ago that the designers should be forced to clean these things daily for 6 months before being released to design.

    • I understand the feeling! Thankfully there are products now that are so effective that you can spray the area right after showering and it self cleans! It’s been a game changer for me.

  3. Hi, we are trying to source the blue vertical tile above rue mag, any suggestions? We are building a new home. Thanks

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