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What Is The Best Material For Shower Walls?

How To Decide On Bathroom Walls Materials

The tiles in your shower can either make or break the design. The material you use will impact the look and feel of not just the shower but your entire bathroom. Before starting your shower remodel, take some time to consider different options and find the best material for your shower walls.

We at Legacy Bath & Kitchen would like to help you every step of the way — you can reach out to us for tub-to-shower conversions and any other of your bathroom remodeling needs.

Solid Surface

Solid surface shower walls appeal to many homeowners for their simple assembly and comparably low cost. With a smooth and seamless surface and strong resistance to mold, these walls will fight off stains and look good doing it. It’s an excellent choice for someone who wants a long-lasting, easy-to-clean shower at an affordable price.

If appearance matters to you as much as cost, then you’re in luck! Solid surface walls are among the most customizable designs available. The possibilities for different colors and styles are practically endless. If you’re not feeling the white-on-white aesthetic, solid surface has plenty more to offer.

Glass Tiles

Glass tile isn’t common in showers, but it’s an excellent choice, especially in smaller spaces. This material will cost you more than solid surface, porcelain or ceramic tiles, though it can repay you for this price in several ways.

In addition to being easily cleanable and resistant against mold and stains, glass tile is aesthetically pleasing and will help make your bathroom stand out. There are also plenty of colors and sizes to choose from.

When you’re using glass tile, you’ll need to be more careful to avoid damages. The slippery material isn’t a good idea for a wall you might grab for support. Cracks and scratches can ruin your glass’s otherwise glamorous look.

That’s why a trusted professional installation with Legacy Bath & Kitchen is useful to ensure your glass tile’s seamless addition. Alternatively, to keep the glass look without the extra cost, use glass tiles as an accent.

Ceramic Tiles

If you want to get creative with your shower walls, ceramic tiles could be the best choice for you. With nearly infinite selections of textures, sizes and colors, the design possibilities are endless. These tiles work well in complex designs but also look great when one, neutral color is used.

Ceramic tiles cost more than prefabricated walls, but they give showers a more upscale aesthetic. They’re easy to keep clean because they are so resistant to staining and water, and repairing them is simple. Still, ceramic tiles aren’t as resilient against cracks and chipping, so take care around them. Treat them right and they’ll reward you with their brilliantly eye-catching designs.

Porcelain Tiles

While quite similar to ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are more durable and resistant to stains and mold. If you want to keep the customization of a ceramic design while taking your wall’s strength to the next level, porcelain might be right up your alley.

These tiles are even good at protecting themselves from scratches — a noted weakness of ceramic tiles — but remember to keep them safe from chips and cracks.

Fiberglass Panels

A prefabricated fiberglass panel is one of the easiest and least expensive shower walls. If you were drawn to solid surface walls for their ease of installation, fiberglass might interest you as well. They have a modern, minimalist look that can be installed in hours, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of shower tile installation. Fiberglass walls are quite durable and even good at dampening sounds and heat.

Fiberglass is easy to maintain and clean, but has been known to yellow with age. While tough against most damages, they can still be difficult to patch, so be sure to treat your shower walls with care.

Acrylic Panels

Another affordable option similar to fiberglass are acrylic panels. They have a wide range of customization and coloring options, along with good resistance to mold and stains. Like fiberglass, acrylic is easier to install than many other materials.

When it comes to durability, abrasive damage can leave bad marks on your acrylic walls that will need to be fixed. Be cautious to ensure you can enjoy this material’s assortment of design options to the fullest.

Stone Tiles

Stone tiles are the perfect choice if you’re looking for luxury, so it’s no surprise that they’re the most expensive shower material. They’re also resistant to heat and all kinds of physical damage. You can choose between matte and glossy finishes and smooth or natural textures, with a variety of different stone types.

Stone tiles fit well in any style of home, yet they require more maintenance because they are porous. But with the proper care, stone tiles will last for a good many years.

Trust The Best At Legacy Bath & Kitchen

Deciding on your new shower’s material is no small matter, but you can rest easy knowing your installation will get done right when you turn to Legacy Bath & Kitchen.

We’ve spent years turning San Antonio homeowners’ bathroom and kitchen dreams into reality. For more information on shower materials and bathroom remodeling, contact our team today.

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