After a long and hard day at work, a hot shower to relax and wind down should be on the agenda. On the other hand, a cold shower right after a full night’s sleep is what some need to wake up their senses and be ready to take on another day. Whatever the right time may be, comes as no surprise that investing time and money in making a relaxing and beautiful bathroom is a goal that most of us have.

Do you have plans to take on a shower remodeling project? While many shower remodeling projects are extremely affordable, choosing the right materials is one of the most important parts of the project to consider. Not only should the materials be beautiful and easy-to-clean, but they should also be affordable and long-lasting as well.

At Luxury Bath of Raleigh, we have over 18 years of experience as Raleigh’s top-rated bathroom remodelers. To help our customers begin the process of their shower upgrade, we’ve listed some of the most common shower wall materials today to help you decide which to use for your bathroom.

Most Common Shower Wall Materials

Looking to give your deteriorating bathroom a makeover? One major change you can make is to replace the old, dirty, and grimy walls with a quick and affordable shower wall replacement. Here are some of the most common shower wall materials to use for your project:

  • Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles: More often than not, those seeking a high-end look choose classic, traditional porcelain, and ceramic tiles. These are available in a wide selection of patterns and colors and are guaranteed to stay intact for years. If a piece does get cracked, you can easily replace it.

  If you choose either of these two, you can be sure that stains won’t be an issue. These are very easy to clean and are also water-tight. In terms of pricing, ceramic tiles are a bit cheaper. That’s because porcelain ones are more durable, denser, and are more resistant to water.


  • Stone Tiles: Regardless if you have a traditional or modern home, stone tiles used as a shower wall look fantastic. Stone tiles deliver a smooth, natural look and contrast well with a number of other shower styles.

  Stone tiles come in different options, including granite, travertine, onyx, slate, and marble. To prevent water from seeping into these stones, they do need to be sealed. In fact, a re-application of the sealant every three years is recommended, making these options rather expensive and somewhat hard to maintain.


  • Glass Tiles: Being available in a wide selection of patterns, shapes, and colors, it is only natural that glass tiles continue to become more and more popular. They can turn any bathroom into a stylish and luxurious bathroom.

  However, glass tiles are known to be very brittle, even more fragile than ceramic or porcelain tiles. For this reason, only professional tilers should install these tiles.


  • Acrylic Tiles: For an inexpensive yet chic solution to your shower remodeling needs, choose acrylic tiles. These are very easy to install, often a job for just two persons, and they come in a variety of textures and patterns. From plain, glossy whites to tiles that boast stone effects, you will easily find what’s best for your bathroom.

  Acrylic tiles are also very durable and feature a glossy finish. They don’t easily fade, and won’t break, chip, crack, peel, or scratch. High-quality acrylic tiles are also very easy to maintain, are cost-effective, and will last for decades with minimal repair or maintenance needs.

Which is the Best Option?

The best material for your shower upgrade is the one that meets your needs, preferences, and budget. That said, the material you choose should be water-tight and a breeze to clean.

In our professional opinion, the shower wall material that offers the most value is high-quality acrylic. Our acrylic products are guaranteed to last for decades—and are also engineered to repel dirt and grime with our signature Microban Technology--an innovative anti-mold and mildew feature that protects our products from mold, mildew, and harmful bacteria build-up. Best of all, high-quality acrylic shower materials are super easy to install. With expert installers like our team at Luxury Bath of Raleigh, you can expect to have a brand new shower wall installed in just 24 hours.

Professional Bathroom Remodelers in Raleigh

If you’re hoping to upgrade your bathroom and looking for the right remodelers to handle the job, you’ve come to the right place. At Luxury Bath of Raleigh, our professional shower remodeling contractors are trained and qualified to turn your bath space into the gorgeous, gleaming masterpiece of your dreams. Whether it’s a tub-to-shower conversion, a bathroom vanity replacement, a shower replacement, or anything else—we can help you with affordable, reliable, and beautiful bathroom remodeling services.

To get in touch with us at Luxury Bath of Raleigh, don’t hesitate to give us a call to speak with one of our friendly customer service representatives about your shower project. If you prefer, you may also fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation, in-home pricing estimate, and design consultation.