The term “shower remodel” can mean so many different things, but the end goal is always the same: a newly refreshed shower space. As you’ve researched current trends, flipped through magazines, and scrolled through social media, two different options have stood out to you: shower systems and tiled showers. While you appreciate the design and customization of each type of shower remodel, you’re wondering which one is right for your needs and preferences. Let’s put them head-to-head:
While tile isn’t a new concept for bathrooms and showers, trending styles like subway and geometric tiles certainly make them a hot-ticket item. Despite being so popular, tiled showers can run a hefty price tag. Not only are some tile materials expensive, but the installation process is quite extensive—and the more materials needed, the more money you’ll end up spending. You could try to perform the project yourself to offset some of the cost, but this may be hard to do if you don’t have the resources, manpower, or experience.
If your heart is truly set on the look of tiled showers but you want to avoid the cost and maintenance, you can mimic a tiled appearance with wall surrounds as part of a larger shower system. With it, you’ll be able to hand-pick other components—like the showerhead and faucet—and you can often include accessories like built-in shelves, grab bars, and even in-shower seating. No matter what type of wall panel you pick—faux tile or another texture—they will be exceptionally easy to clean since they are free of grout lines.
If you’ve been swayed and want to choose a shower system for your remodel, you can find top-quality, customizable options at Tundraland. Contact us today to start collaborating on your dream shower space.