Making the Right Choice For Your Shower Remodel

You’ve said “Yes” to a bathroom remodel. Now, the time has come to start making some decisions. Color schemes, bathroom fixtures, lights, and flooring: there are so many decisions to be made. One of the most important bathroom remodeling decisions to be made is how to update the shower. With so many options to choose from, how do you decide which is the perfect solution for your brand new bathroom? At Kurtis Kitchen and Bath Centers, we’re here to help. Here are three of the most common shower design options to choose from, and the pros and cons worth considering before installation.

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Fiberglass

The Pros: Fiberglass showers are among the most commonly chosen options on the market today. They are affordable; fiberglass showers can be purchased in simple or high-end models that will fit nearly any budget. They are available in a wide assortment of color options, shapes, and design options to choose from. Fiberglass showers are less prone to mold, mildew, soap scum buildup, and hard water stains, making them extremely easy to keep clean and maintain. Chances are, there is a style that can add the beauty and function that you’re looking for, all at a price you can afford.

The Cons: One of the main cons associated with fiberglass showers is the fact that they are bulky and challenging to transport. For a pro, transporting and installing a fiberglass shower is simple; we have the proper equipment and do it every day. But for a novice attempting a DIY project, the work may not go quite as smoothly.

Tile

The Pros: A tile shower is a classic option that can give a bathroom a sense of richness and beauty that is enviable. Whether porcelain, ceramic, glass or stone, a tiled shower can set the tone for any bathroom. Are you aiming for a classic look? A sense of sophistication and luxury? How about a sleek, modern feel? No matter the bathroom look you’re going for, a tiled shower can help you bring that vision to life throughout the rest of the room. Tile is extremely versatile and is available in a diverse range of colors, textures, styles, and design options. Installing tile in your shower can help you discover the unique style you’ve been looking for from your bathroom.

The Cons: Properly installing tile can be tricky and time consuming if the one doing the work isn’t thoroughly trained and equipped to do it right. In most cases, it’s best to hire a professional to install the tile correctly. Tile-lined showers also feature plenty of grout, which can easily attract mold and mildew. Keeping a tile shower properly cleaned and looking its best can be a full time job for some. Finally, tile showers must be installed and sealed properly in order to avoid water damage to the wood behind the walls.

Glass

The Pros: Glass tiled showers allow you to bring the look and feel of a spa right into your own home. Usually combined with tile or other materials, a glass shower can give your bathroom that expensive, high-end look you’ve dreamed of (if installed correctly). Glass showers give bathrooms the illusion of depth and openness, something that many small bathrooms lack naturally. The glass panels can be installed in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to have a shower as unique as you’d like.

The Cons: Glass showers can be costly, and won’t necessarily fit every budget. Before selecting a glass-enclosed shower, be sure to carefully decide your budget and discuss with a professional what options are available. Glass showers can require extra time and special cleaners to keep them sparkling, as they are prone to soap scum, spotting, and streaks.

The Experts With the Answers

At Kurtis Kitchen and Bath Centers, our teams of expert bathroom design specialists, contractors and installers have the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to help you make the ideal selections for your bathroom remodel. With our help, you’ll always find the best solutions to make your remodeled space look amazing. For all of your shower updating needs, contact Kurtis Kitchen and Bath Centers today at 1-888-KURTIS-1 to schedule a free consultation.