Avoid Water Damage with an Acrylic Solid Shower Surround

April 4, 2019

A home’s bathroom is a big focal point of the home itself. Not many people think of it as such, but the bathroom is one room that everyone who visit’s will likely use. You need your bathroom to look good for everyone, including yourself, because it’s a place where people spend a decent amount of time. If you have a dirty bathroom, it won’t look good. It especially won’t look good if you have issues like water damage or dirty tiles. Today, we’re going to talk about how tile makes for a pretty surface, but not a fun bathroom finish.

Why is Tile Bad?

Tile isn’t necessarily “bad,” it’s just hard to keep up with and there are some downfalls to it. For starters, tile needs a lot of maintenance to keep it up to par. You need to clean the grout and the tiles, and make sure there are no cracks or there might be leakage and water damage down the road. If you don’t keep up with the maintenance of tile, it might end up being even more costly down the road.

While it’s easy to replace single tiles if one cracks, the grout between the tiles will start to wear away over time. This can create the cracks that the water will slip between without you realizing and cause the mold of the shower to weaken. Don’t let your tile shower get to that point, call a bathroom remodeling contractor to help you prevent this kind of damage.

How Can I Prevent Water Damage?

You can always try to keep up with the maintenance of your tile, but eventually you will need a new shower. To save yourself the time and energy, you can look in to other materials for your shower that are water-tight and more cost effective than tile. These materials include, but are not limited to: fiberglass, acrylic, and stone. All of these materials are water-tight, long lasting, and easier to keep up when it comes to maintenance.

What Material Should I Choose?

Getting a solid acrylic shower surround is the best way to go when it comes to replacing your shower surround. This material can be installed in one piece, quickly and easily, so the replacement would not take long. Acrylic shower surrounds are solid, smooth, and retain heat. They’re also cost effective and easy to clean.

If you’re thinking that getting a solid acrylic surround for your shower, be sure to talk to a bathroom remodeling contractor about the pro’s of replacing your shower. Bath Doctor will address all of your concerns and help you decide if this is what your bathroom needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you improve your bathroom.

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