Which Shower Wall Materials Are the Best for You?

The average person showers for about nine minutes a day, eight times a week. Each year that adds up to 3,744 minutes in the shower or, over two and a half entire days...just in the shower.

 

With those statistics, why aren’t you taking showers in a shower that you absolutely love? It’s time for you to remodel your shower. Undergoing a shower remodel actually comes with a lot more questions than you might have thought. For instance - just what type of shower wall should you get? Well, now you’ll be able to answer that question once and for all.

 

Fiberglass Walls

When you choose fiberglass walls, you’re looking at an option that’s good on your budget. They’re also very easy to maintain, so they have a lot of value. Fiberglass shower walls don’t have any seams, so you don’t have to worry about accruing mildew over the years as opposed to a shower with grout.

 

Acrylic Walls
Acrylic walls are set apart from fiberglass walls because they’re more durable. They still offer a great value, but are usually slightly more expensive than fiberglass. Although you might not think luxury when you hear acrylic walls, acrylic can be made to mimic more expensive materials like marble or Italian brick. When you go with acrylic, you get a shower wall material with a lot of versatility that can be made to match the aesthetic you’re going for in your whole bathroom. Installation can also be quick in most cases, so you won’t have to wait too long for your new shower.

 

Glass Walls

Glass is a material that’s been on the rise in popularity. Glass shower walls are very easy to clean (they do get dirty), and are usually completely clear unless you go with a fogged option. They can make your bathroom look modern and sleek, and make your bathroom look bigger because you don’t have walls cutting off the space in your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, you might want to particularly consider glass tile.  Note that Glass tiles can be a little more difficult to install because they require some fitting. 

 

Porcelain and Ceramic Walls

These are some of the most classic materials you can choose for your shower, and immediately give the area a look of natural elegance. They’re affordable yet beautiful, and offer high durability. You can choose to seal them, and typically have to use grout when placing them. Because of that, you might have to maintain over time to prevent discoloration and mold. Otherwise, they hold up very well and make a bathroom look classic and elegant.

 

Stone Walls

Having stone walls as your shower wall material will set your bathroom apart. It gives the entire area a natural vibe, and the feel of a very spa-like atmosphere. Not surprisingly, stone is one of the more expensive materials on the list and can require a lot of maintenance. However, it’s a unique look that can’t be matched.

 

At Reico Kitchen & Bath, we know all these types of shower wall materials and will help you determine what’s best for you and your home. We will go above and beyond to ensure you’re as happy as you can possibly be with your new shower and bathroom remodel. We’ve got you covered from top to bottom with whatever type of tile, cabinets, fixtures, lighting, and anything else you need. Don’t take showers in a bathroom that you don’t actually like. Call us today to make the change.



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