Choosing the right materials for your shower remodeling project allows you to make the most of your space in terms of aesthetic appeal and functionality. Shower walls, for instance, need to be stylish, easy to clean and watertight. As one of the leading bathroom remodeling contractors in the area, we recommend you weigh all your options first before making a decision. Here’s a look at the most popular shower wall materials available in the market today and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Glass tiles are translucent and have a noticeable luster. They reflect natural sunlight or artificial lighting effectively, giving your shower wall a feeling of greater expense. This makes them a great fit in smaller bathrooms. While they are easy to clean, they tend to be expensive. Plus, they are tricky to install – glass tiles can break or damage if not handled properly during installation.
Stone tiles are one of the top choices among homeowners and bathroom renovation companies alike because of how they exude elegance and class while offering exceptional long-term performance. Available in a wide variety of natural stone materials like granite, slate and travertine, each tile piece is unique in terms of appearance and texture, making them a great addition to your shower enclosure. Stone tiles, however, require sealing every three years to protect against dirt and grime.
Acrylic might not be as expensive as the other two options, but if you are remodeling your shower on a budget, this material is a great choice. It is a highly functional shower wall material that can thrive for around 10 years of use. In terms of aesthetics, they can effectively mimic the look of actual stone or brick. One disadvantage, however, is its lack of toughness. Repairs are rare on damaged acrylic and would most likely require replacement.
As one of the top bathroom conversion contractors in the area, Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island is proud to install KOHLER® LuxStone® showers. Our professional team will work with you to design your perfect shower and choose the shower wall options that most complement your style. Our products are made from natural American stone and come in your choice of colors, patterns and textures. They can be custom-made to fit your bathroom space.
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