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Why Choose Acrylic Over Tile for Your Shower?

Aug 26, 2022


Did you know that a minor bathroom remodel is one of the best updates you can do to your home? In most cases, that means updating your bathing area. When you’re planning to replace your shower, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is which material to use. Here at Bathroom Buddy Remodeling, most of our customers are ultimately trying to decide between acrylic and tile. 

Find out why acrylic is our material of choice (and why our customers love it too!) by reading through this brief guide. 

How Does Acrylic Compare to Tile?

Unlike tile, which is put in place piece-by-piece with grout, an acrylic shower wall is a large sheet of hard plastic that is glued to the surface of your wall. Similar to tile, acrylic wall surrounds come in a variety of different colors and styles, so you can completely customize the look of your bathroom. 

What Makes Acrylic a Better Choice Than Tile?

So, now you know how acrylic differs from tile. But, why do we consider it to be a better choice for homeowners?

It’s More Durable

Although tile looks beautiful, it can easily crack or chip with regular use. Acrylic walls, on the other hand, are built to last. Acrylic showers are resistant to chipping, scratches, and stains, so they continue to look great for years. 

It’s Cost-Effective

If you have several different home improvement projects planned, looking for budget-friendly options is key. Acrylic is a cost-effective material that’s often less expensive than tile, especially since you don’t have to account for the cost of additional materials like grout and mortar. 

It’s Easier to Install

While tile takes a lot of effort to install correctly, acrylic showers have a much simpler installation process. In fact, our Bathroom Buddy Remodeling team can often install a new acrylic shower in as little as just one day. Not only does this allow you to start enjoying your new shower sooner, but it also helps keeps costs low because it requires less labor to complete. 

It’s Low-Maintenance

If you’re like us, you’d rather not spend your precious free time scrubbing away at your shower. Tile grout can be hard to clean, even with regular scrubbing. Acrylic showers, however, are made to resist mold and mildew growth, making it easier to keep your shower sparkling clean. When cleaning your acrylic shower, all you have to do is use a damp cloth to wipe it down. If you notice stubborn soap scum, using a non-abrasive cleaner should get rid of it right away. 

It’s Customizable

As we mentioned above, acrylic comes in just about every style and color that you can imagine. Beyond choosing the perfect design for your bathroom, you can also customize your acrylic shower to fit your needs, adding accessories like built-in seating and safety grab bars.

Add a Beautiful Acrylic Shower to Your Home

Now that you’ve learned more about all the benefits of an acrylic shower, it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your own home. To learn more about our shower remodeling services, contact our team to ask any questions you may have and request a free quote!

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