COMMON SHOWER FLOOR TYPES: THEIR PROS AND CONS

The shower floor should be one of your most important considerations when you are in the throes of the planning stage of the bathroom remodeling process. Function, color, and style should play an important part when you are selecting the shower floor. GBC Kitchen and Bath will educate you on some of the shower floor types available, as well as their pros and cons.

Glass

Glass mosaic floors are a contemporary choice for shower floors because they make the shower space pop and look shiny.

Pros: Glass shower floors are low on maintenance because they are easy to clean. In addition, a glass floor will look luxurious regardless of the actual amount you paid for it (hint: go for the cheaper glass mosaics to save some cash because they will look great regardless). The translucent surface of the floor will also make the shower space look more spacious.

Cons: A shower glass floor can be quite expensive and beyond the budget of most homeowners looking to remodel their bathrooms. Aside from the hefty price tag, the slip resistance of glass shower floors is minimal, and may cause serious accidents in the shower. It is not advisable to install a glass shower floor in a home with disabled or older homeowners.

Marble

Honed or polished marble floors are popular with many homeowners because of the stone’s soft look.

Pros: The most prolific advantage of marble is its beauty, elegance, and feel of luxury. Another significant advantage is its versatility in that it can be turned into different shapes and mosaics.

Cons: marble floors can stain, and scratch, which is disadvantageous owing to the copious amounts of soap scum in the shower that can leave stains on the floor. Its slip resistance is also dismal compared to other types of shower floors. In addition, you will have to spend extra to get a good sealer for the floor.