Shower Surrounds vs. Custom-Tiled Walls: Which Is the Better Option?

Shower Surrounds Wichita, KSThe bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your home; there’s simply no way around it! Used morning, noon, and night by family and guests alike, this high-traffic space will see its fair share of visitors and will likely be among the first rooms to require some TLC. When that day comes, you’ll be faced with a couple of important decisions. One of these will be the choice to either install prefabricated shower surrounds or custom-tiled walls.
Stick around as we dive deeper into the pros and cons of these units, helping you come to a confident decision that will have your bathroom in tip-top condition.

Reasons to Choose an Acrylic Shower Surround

When it comes down to choosing the best shower walls for your needs, the choice will heavily depend on your budget, personal preferences, and available bathroom space. Whatever you do choose, it’s important to select a wall surround that will keep moisture away from the plaster wall—impeding mold and mildew growth while offering a unique shower profile. One of the best products for that task is an acrylic, prefabricated shower surround. These customizable systems are designed from high-quality acrylic and feature triple-seal technology, ensuring your shower withstands daily wear and tear and provides a watertight seal.

Custom Designs

Acrylic wall surrounds are not the same flimsy, white shower walls that you could find in an RV. These systems are incredibly durable and customized to suit your aesthetic needs. Custom-fitted to ensure a seamless installation, your shower surround will be flawlessly incorporated into your bathroom. They can also be personalized in a variety of patterns and colors, as well as fitted with custom accessories like shower shelving, grab bars, and more.

Low-Maintenance Shower Systems You’ll Love

While custom-tiled showers are extraordinary works of art, they aren’t always functional. Requiring a lot of prior thought, some level of design expertise, and plenty of patience, these systems are time-consuming to install. They’ll additionally require a lot of scrubbing to maintain their original luster and clean grout lines. Long story short, custom-tiled bathroom walls are a lot of work. Acrylic shower surrounds, on the other hand, are designed to enclose your shower in a protective, seamless layer of tough acrylic—defending against cracks and dents that can occur over time. They are also very low maintenance; acrylic is a nonporous material that resists mold and mildew, as well as grime buildup. And without the grout lines of traditional shower systems, these surrounds won’t require tireless scrubbing to clean.

Bath Planet Shower Systems

If an acrylic shower surround sounds like the right option for your new shower system, turn to the experts at All States Home Improvement. We offer a wide variety of bathroom remodeling solutions, including shower installations, where our team of professionals can seamlessly incorporate a high-quality shower surround from industry-leading manufacturer Bath Planet. Designed with the utmost attention to detail, these systems are sure to provide decades of reliability and enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. To learn more about our bathroom remodeling services, available to homeowners in Wichita, KS, contact All States Home Improvement today!

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Our experience with All States Home Improvement was awesome! We did a tub-to-walk-in shower conversion. They came out to give us a quote and show us the many options. I appreciated their patience while we decided on exactly what we wanted to buy. Our installers were both rock stars! They showed up on time, were polite, and made sure everything was cleaned up real nice. Thanks All States!

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Our new shower is perfect, we love it! The All States crew did an amazing job: they are a master at the craft. Kept us informed every step of the way. It took just one full day to pull out our old tub & transform our shower stall. If you're considering a tub-to-shower conversion, the finished product will look just like the promotional pictures. Thank you All States!

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