What is a Solid Wall Surround?

June 21, 2017

A solid wall surround is a shower system made from a single piece. In other words, it’s a shower which has no gaps or potential weak points where moisture could penetrate. Solid wall surrounds are popular in hotels and many modern residencies, owing to the fact they take up less room and are easier to maintain over time.

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Why Install a Solid Wall Surround?

With the knowledge of what a solid wall surround shower is, now lets take a look at why you should install one.

Easier Cleaning

Cleaning your bathroom is easier than ever with solid shower systems. With a one-piece shower surface, you can clean your bathroom easier and much faster. Solid walls have no areas where moisture can seep through like in tile where the week point would be the grout between tiles. This helps avoid the build-up of mold and keep your bathroom squeaky clean.

Gorgeous Appearance

Not only will the installation of a solid-wall surround save a home-owner money, it will also look great too. No longer is a solid wall shower surround limited to just being white. As the industry has changed so have the options available to home owners. Now you can have the look of tile, marble, even wood all at a low cost and virtually maintenance-free!

Additionally, a solid wall shower offer gorgeous appeal because it can be updated according to taste and new trends. By simply replacing the shower fittings and faucets, the bathroom can be transformed and the same seamless solid-wall will remain.

Long-Term Durability

Solid wall surrounds are extremely durable shower systems. They are made from materials which are resistant to cracking and breaking. Over time, your home will begin to settle and if you have a tile shower this can cause cracks in the grout. Cracks which need to be repair quickly to avoid moisture issues. With a solid-piece shower surround, the surround itself will be able to avoid these issues altogether, creating a practically maintenance free shower.

To find out more about solid shower systems, and why they can improve your bathroom, be sure to contact The Bath Dr. Our friendly team can perform home visits, where we’ll examine your bathroom and discuss what options are best for you. We’ll take into account your taste and budget, as well as the size of your room.

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