The material you choose for your shower wall has a big influence on the bathroom’s overall look and feel. Several materials may be used, depending on your budget and requirements. The objective of having a beautiful shower wall is that it makes a significant difference in how comfortable and pleasant your showers are.
So, what are some of the best materials to use for your shower walls?
- Glass Tiles
If you are looking for that material that will give your bathroom that elegant look, then glass tiles will do for you! To start with, since they are reflective they will make your bathroom seem brighter. You can even use glass for the sliding separation wall in between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom to let more light into the shower area.
- Ceramic Tiles
If ceramic tiles are well fitted, they can grace your shower walls and stay put for a longer period. Ceramic tiles are quite affordable and one can easily install them without any professional assistance. There are a lot of styles and designs, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. In addition, it is easy to make your shower walls match with accessories like a wall-mounted shower seat and the rest of the shower bathroom. The major disadvantage of using ceramic tiles is that there is a high possibility of mold and mildew growth.
- Porcelain Tiles
Even though most people tend to confuse porcelain tiles with ceramic tiles, this is a unique material mainly used for sinks, toilets, and tubs. It is mostly used to create expensive and high-class-looking bathrooms for highly-desired natural stone wall material. Despite its delicate appearance, porcelain tile is water-resistant, solid, and sturdy. Porcelain, unlike other tiles, can be mended if it cracks or becomes damaged.
- Fiber Glass and Acrylics
These are one of the most efficient, waterproof shower wall panels that are budget friendly. The fiberglass and acrylic can be shaped in a mold to form a unit for a shower wall. Single-piece units are too large to install for remodeling therefore if you are looking for ones that can be installed after the initial construction of the bathroom, go for the multi-piece units.
If you are looking for something even more luxurious than glass, consider going for natural stone. This is one of the most beautiful options but it comes with quite a cost. Some different stones and colors will give your bathroom that posh feeling.