The most popular choice today is the crushed stone shower walls, and here is why.
Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in your home. Beyond just using the restroom or washing your hands, there are many ways to enjoy the bathroom too. The average adult spends 200 hours a year freshening up, taking a hot shower, or taking a long, relaxing bubble bath.
As much as we use our bathrooms throughout the day (and night), bathrooms are also one of the first rooms in the home that can begin to deteriorate without constant and diligent maintenance. This is especially true the older your bathroom is, as today’s newest bathroom materials are engineered to last longer without the need for constant maintenance and cleaning. This means that renovating your bathroom and shower area can be the ideal home improvement project, as the condition of your bathroom can not only affect the value of your entire home but give off a first impression to guests as well.
Renovating an old bathroom can be done in many different ways. Upgrading your shower is usually the most impactful. Today, we are going to look at the five most popular shower wall options.
A crushed stone shower surround
Crushed shower walls are made of a durable blend of crushed stone and other natural materials to provide reinforcement. When combined, they make a surface that is stronger and lasts longer than tile, acrylic, and other common bath and shower surfaces. Crushed stone shower walls won’t chip or discolor with time like fiberglass, giving you a beautiful custom shower that stands up to your busy routine.
Kohler LuxStone showers are made of 70% crushed stone and weaved together with other natural materials. This proprietary blend ensures durability and beauty. LuxStone is of nonporous, stain-resistant crushed stone. These shower walls are designed to be installed in your shower in as little as one day. Plus, there is no grout to clean, leaving your shower sparkling longer. Explore your shower wall options and select the one that best suits your style.
Acrylic & Fiberglass shower walls
For those who want the easiest shower wall option, acrylic or fiberglass walls are the way to go. Acrylic and fiberglass materials are the most widely used shower wall materials in new home constructions. The reason we see them so often is, they’re low-maintenance, affordable, and extremely durable.
Made with high-quality materials engineered to resist mold and mildew. Acrylic showers are very easy to clean. You don’t have to worry about cleaning or repairing costly grout. This material comes in a pre-fabricated sheet. It is engineered to fit easily over your current shower walls. It is installed to adhere to the wall with heavy-duty construction adhesive.
Ceramic & Porcelain tile design shower walls
Want more of an upscale look that will impress your guests? Classic and traditional tiles can also increase the value of your home. These tiles are becoming more common in newer home construction. This material is going to run a little more expensive due to the cost of materials. These are great additions to any shower surround install.
Shower stone tile choices
Similar to ceramic and porcelain tiles, stone tiles are a great way to add some character to your bathroom. While ceramic and porcelain tiles are smooth and more uniform, stone tiles have a more natural stone look which adds texture and character to your bathroom. Stone tiles are going to be more expensive than ceramic due to a lengthy manufacturing process.
Last but not least glass tile showers
The last type of shower wall material on our list is glass tiles. Glass tiles are usually the most expensive option but they provide some great benefits. These tiles are a great way to give your shower a larger look due to the light reflecting capabilities of glass. Installation is more difficult since the glass tiles are fragile.
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