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Shower Surrounds: Types and Benefits

Shower Surrounds: Types and Benefits

Posted in Showers

"Surrounds" can be a reference to whatever encloses something, such as the wall of your shower. There are surrounds in electronics, landscaping and a variety of other industries.

This begs the question, "why isn't clothing called "human surrounds?""

We don't know the answer to that, but we do know a thing or two about bathroom upgrades like shower surrounds. Let's go over some common types and benefits of these decor options.

Types of Shower Surrounds

In general, there are two main things to think about with shower surrounds: shape and materials. Most showers are either square, rectangular or feature some sort of half-circle or half-oval side of the enclosure. Materials also vary wildly, but these are the most popular and common types of materials for shower surrounds that you'll see out there:

  • Acrylic

  • Ceramic

  • Glass

  • Laminate

  • Porcelain

  • Solid surface

  • Stone

  • Vinyl

These materials behave differently when it comes to durability, installation and maintenance, as well as patterns and designs. So, keep that in mind as you choose your shower surrounds—it's not all about looks.

Benefits of Custom Shower Surrounds

The best shower type, shape and materials for your space often requires an in-person inspection and that's what you'll get if you use the right home improvement company for your shower install, conversion or upgrade. We will take precise measurements to ensure the enclosure is custom-built for your space and provides a flawless, leak-free fit. Here are some of the other benefits of our custom shower surrounds:

  • Custom design: don't settle for cookie-cutter surrounds. We take precise measurements of your shower space to ensure that the enclosure that is built for you and is custom to your unique space.

  • Convenience: our shower surrounds are easy to maintain, partly due to antimicrobial technology that prevents growth and mildew from popping up.

  • Durability: made from the best materials and guaranteed not to crack, chip or pool, even after years of using regularly.

  • Style: you can choose the enclosure that fits your taste while giving your entire bathroom and upgraded appearance.

If you're interested in a bath or shower upgrade near Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin or San Antonio, contact Expo Home Improvement today. We'd love to answer any questions you may have or give you a no-obligation estimate for your project!