Tile and acrylic are two of the most popular materials used for shower wall surrounds, and with good reason. Both are durable and beautiful, and they look fantastic in all bathrooms. But while these two materials do have some similarities, they also have many differences—and recently, more homeowners are choosing to go with acrylic rather than tile. Let’s compare these two wall surrounds to see which is a better investment for you.
Tile Shower Walls
Tile has been the No. 1 shower wall surround material of choice for decades. Older homes will almost always have tile in their bathrooms rather than acrylic. It is also a cheap wall surround option, unless you decide to use very expensive tiles, and many homeowners appreciate the wide variety of colors, designs, and textures that tiles come in. Plus, it’s water resistant.
But many homeowners find it difficult to keep tile shower walls clean. Tile wall surrounds use grout, which is susceptible to mold and mildew, and the grout has to be cleaned regularly. Tile can also crack and chip easily.
Acrylic Shower Walls
Acrylic is a much newer option for bathroom remodeling projects and is becoming increasingly popular. Acrylic wall surrounds are nonporous, which makes them completely waterproof, and they are exceptionally easy to clean. Plus, they are resistant to both mold and mildew.
The only downside of acrylic shower walls is that many bathroom contractors only offer white acrylic. So, if you’re looking to add a bit of color or texture to your bathroom, consider partnering with a contractor who offers more diverse options.
The Experts Who Offer Top-Of-The-Line Acrylic Bathing Solutions
If you’re leaning toward installing an acrylic bathing solution in your home, let the experts at Jacuzzi Bath Remodel of Arizona help. We install showers with stunning wall surrounds that will look and perform beautifully for many years. Plus, our Jacuzzi® Premium Shower Walls built with Tri-Tek® composite materials come in a variety of colors and textures. To learn more about what we have to offer, call us today.