When looking to get a bathroom remodeling project, one must never forget the showers, specifically the floor or the shower tray. There are a variety of materials to choose from, each of them having their own pros and cons. Here’s a quick look at each material that can be used for both:
Although marble is a naturally elegant stone, it is soft and can be scratched easily. It’s quite expensive, and will require proper sealing. Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful material that can be made in many different shapes, all of which can make your shower more attractive.
Travertine is a natural stone that features cream, brown, gray and gold colors in one beautiful package. Like marble, this material requires proper sealing. It is porous and will require extra care to preserve its beauty.
This material looks good, is less slippery, requires low maintenance and lasts very long. Grout has to be cleaned from time to time, though.
This material adds a one-of-a-kind beauty to your shower while providing you with a non-slip floor thanks to the grip it provides to your feet. It requires constant cleaning, though, and might be painful for some feet to stand on.
This sleek looking material adds warmth to your shower. Installed correctly, wood provides adequate drainage. Maintained properly, it can resist moisture and last a long time. It can be expensive, though and might lead to some problems if not cared for correcctly.
This contemporary shower floor material can add a pop of color or glossy white on your shower floor, but it might cost you more. Although glass can be cleaned very easily, it might be slippery and will require extra care to use.
Acrylic is a type of plastic that looks like glass but is safer and more flexible. This material does not corrode, is resistant to scratches and will hold up to sustained use over a long period of time. It is also lightweight and easy to install. It is, however, very costly and can burn in the event of a fire.
Like acrylic, fiberglass is very durable and easy to install, even in inconvenient locations. Unlike acrylic, however, it can corrode when cleaning products, especially acidic, are frequently used on it. Corners in fiberglass trays can also become breeding grounds for bacteria. Nonetheless, it is cheaper than acrylic.
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