Bathroom fixtures and bathroom designs are usually the first things that come to mind when you’re planning bathroom home improvements. However, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of your shower walls, which keep water from infiltrating your bathroom tiles and potentially causing mold to form.
Acrylic and tile shower walls are two of the most popular options for shower systems. Which of the two is better? It depends on your needs. Remember: There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in home improvement projects, and bathroom remodeling projects are no exception.
To help you decide, we’ve listed the pros and cons of each option below:
Tile walls come in a wide variety of designs, patterns and colors, giving you maximum design flexibility while designing a bathroom remodel. Popular design options include ceramic, natural stone, glass and porcelain tiles. While tile walls are relatively easy to clean, they have high maintenance needs. That’s mostly because they’re prone to leaks and their grout lines need regular cleaning and re-grouting over time.
Acrylic Shower Walls
Acrylic shower walls are made from large sheets of hard plastic glued to a surface using a heavy-duty adhesive. Custom acrylic tiles can mimic the look and feel of more premium-looking materials. But in terms of aesthetic appeal, acrylic pales in comparison to the real thing.
In terms of maintenance needs, acrylic walls are easier to clean than tile walls. You can easily wipe dirt off the acrylic walls’ smooth surface.
Maximizing the Returns on Investment
Installing an acrylic shower wall is also less expensive than installing a tile shower wall. But if you’re planning a bathroom remodel, you can’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on how you can maximize your ROIs. For tips on how to make the most of a bathroom remodel, you can consult a contract.
South Shore Dream Bath offers professional bathroom remodeling services. To schedule a free consultation or request an estimate on the bathroom renovation cost, call us at (781) 733-5405 or fill out this form.