What Is the Best Material to Use in a Shower?

Shower Replacement Kansas City MOIf your shower is damaged or outdated, you may be looking to replace it with a modern, elegant, and functional upgrade. Before doing so, you’ll likely want to explore the different types of shower materials out there. Here are some of the most common options, along with some features and benefits of each:

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are popular shower materials among homeowners due to their beautiful appearance. While they are eye-catching, ceramic and porcelain tile shower systems can be pricey and they are grouted into place. Grout requires maintenance and needs to be scrubbed often to maintain a like-new appearance.

Marble and Natural Stone Tiles

There is perhaps no shower more gorgeous than a marble or natural stone one. However, this type of shower is often even more expensive than a ceramic and porcelain tile shower, and it comes with the same maintenance requirements. Marble and natural stone tile showers have grout that needs to be cleaned constantly. Plus, installation can take several days, which can disrupt everyday routines.


Acrylic is becoming more and more popular among homeowners for a variety of reasons. For one, it is attractive and customizable. Acrylic tubs are available in a variety of colors and shapes to accommodate existing bath spaces. They can often be installed quickly and easily, and unlike ceramic and marble tubs, they require almost no maintenance. Acrylic tubs can be cleaned with the simple wipe of a cloth and bathroom cleaner. Acrylic is arguably the best material to use in a shower, especially when you consider its cost-effective price, low-maintenance requirements, and overall appeal.

Acrylic Showers from Bordner

Bordner proudly installs showers from Luxury Bath®. These showers are made from Luxsan® acrylic, which is extremely durable and low maintenance. Plus, it is infused with Microban® technology, which inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, and other microbes. We can install these showers often in as little as one day, and both the shower and our labor are backed by warranties.

To learn more about the acrylic showers that we install for homeowners in Kansas City, MO, and throughout the surrounding areas, contact Bordner today.

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