Stone in Your Shower, Without the Maintenance

February 20, 2018

Have you ever wanted a stone shower? One of the main deterrents to using stone in showers is how much maintenance is involved. Stone showers are notoriously beautiful, but also infamous for their finicky nature. What would you say if we told you that you can have the look and feel of stone, without the maintenance?

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Stone is always a popular choice when it comes to interior design, and there are plenty of benefits. However, the benefits that come with a solid wall surround far outweigh those of the competition: acrylic. Acrylic wall surrounds can provide the look and feel of stone at a fraction of the cost and with minimal maintenance.

What Maintenance Does a Stone Shower Require?

The scope of stone shower maintenance is wide, and not often fully considered before a homeowner makes the decision to install one in their home. Daily cleaning and caring tasks are necessary, while more intensive attention is needed on a weekly, monthly, and even yearly basis. While wiping away soap and water with a squeegee everyday might only take a few minutes, it can get tiresome, and might be easily forgotten. On a related note, limescale and calcium buildup can present a serious problem. While there are plenty of cleaners that can easily rid your shower of these minerals, they will erode the polish on the stone and lead to scratches and imperfections. These scratches, along with minutely imperfect grouting, can create serious water damage that is difficult to repair.

Why Are Solid Wall Surrounds the Better Option?

Sure, they might not be made of real stone, but they can mimic the texture and appearance incredibly well. Solid wall surrounds are essentially acrylic, water-tight covers that line the inside of your shower. These can be as simple as flat, smooth walls, or they can be as decorative and intricate as imitation stone. They are much more affordable, due to the fact that they are easy to transport and easy to install. Acrylic solid wall surrounds keep away moisture at all costs, and do not have grouting that can harbor water. You won’t find yourself scrubbing the grout between tiles with a toothbrush! And, because these walls are acrylic, they are virtually effortless to clean. They can withstand almost any typical household cleaner, so you don’t have to worry about corroding or damaging the material. All in all, solid wall surrounds are outstandingly beneficial.

Why Choose Stone?

Choosing stone for the texture of your solid wall surround is an incredibly appealing option. Stone often presents the feeling of subdued relaxation, because it draws on a natural aesthetic. Muted grays and neutral browns are not only in style–they are also calming for the mind and body, and are excellent colors to install within your bathroom. Stone provides you with a soft, sophisticated look. With a solid wall surround, you can have all the amazing visual benefits of stone, with all the maintenance benefits of acrylic. It’s a win-win!

Interested in solid wall surrounds? The Bath Doctor has you covered. We can easily install a solid wall surround in your bathroom, and you can choose from a teeming selection of textures, colors, and shapes. Why wait? Call today and get your free estimate!

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