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Why You Should Consider Acrylic Panels Instead of Shower Tiles

Why You Should Consider Acrylic Panels Instead of Shower Tiles

If you’re about to give your bathroom a refresh, you may be weighing your options between acrylic walls and shower tiles. Which is the better investment for your home? And, even more important, which one will you still love five years from now? Here are some points to consider when making your decision.

Acrylic Walls Are Easier to Install

Installing tile is a painstaking process. If you do it yourself, you can be prepared for days of labor; if you hire someone else to do it, you’ll be paying a pretty penny for their time. (Of course, if you go the DIY route, you’ll also have to be prepared for the fact that imperfections in your installation can be very obvious and will bug you every time you take a shower!)

At Bath Fitter, our acrylic walls come in one piece, molded precisely to your space, which means installation is a breeze. In only a day, you’ll have a beautifully updated bathtub and wall surround, with no hassle or mess.

Acrylic Walls Are Also Easier to Clean and Maintain

You may love the look of tile, but after a few months, the grout will be the bane of your existence! Keeping grout clean is a chore (quite literally!) and if you don’t have adequate ventilation in your bathroom, as may be the case in an older home or in a humid area like Florida, you could find yourself having to clean mold from the grout on a regular basis. 

Bath Fitter acrylic walls are non-porous, mildew, and mold-resistant. Plus without any grout, cleaning them is as easy as wiping down the walls when you clean the bathroom. 

Acrylic Walls Won’t Go Out of Style in a Few Years

Acrylic walls have staying power, but popular tile styles come and go. The marble tiles you love today might look outdated in a few years—but after investing thousands of dollars for that high-end tile, you’re probably going to be stuck with it for quite a while!

A basic acrylic wall will never go out of style—they’re timeless. Walls we’ve installed a decade ago look just as up-to-date as the walls we install today! 

Acrylic Walls Are More Affordable

The cost of tile adds up. High end options can cost thousands, labor is expensive (and you can count on paying even more if you’re using a small tile or want an intricate design like herringbone), and then you have to pay for the grout and sealer. If you’re tiling the floor of the shower instead of using a shower pan, that will add even more to your total costs.

Acrylic walls won’t break the bank, so the money you save can be used towards the rest of your bathroom renovation!

Acrylic Walls Last Longer

Tiles can chip, crack, and even cause leaks that compromise the integrity of your home. You might not know that underneath your tile, your drywall is rotting away—until water starts dripping into the room below. Acrylic walls are durable and do not chip, so you don’t have to worry about them springing a leak. Overall, they have the ability to last much longer than tile walls.

Learn More About Bath Fitter Acrylic Walls in Tampa Bay

Contact us today or request a free consultation to learn more about acrylic walls for showers and bathtubs and how we can give your bathroom a one-day makeover.