Quartz is an engineered product, containing 93% of natural quartz and 7% of resin and pigment. The fact that it is a man-made product means that it can be arranged to have the appearance of similar natural stones like granite or marble, allowing home designers and homeowners to customize the design. Quartz can give your bathroom a modern vibe while lasting a lifetime. But there are some things to considerate before deciding to go with the quartz shower wall. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of quartz stone shower walls.
Quartz stone shower walls can give your bathroom a very sleek and minimalist design. The fact that it is used by the designers when designing top-notch bathroom hotels speaks for itself. Quartz shower wall will make you feel in your bathroom as in a five-star hotel.
One of the best advantages of quartz slabs is that it can look like other materials while keeping the physical advantages of quartz. Quartz comes in various patterns, finishes and colours. Quartz can look like marble, leather or gravel and have various colours from classic white to red. You can choose from the glossy or matte finish. The veining can be fine or distinctive, but can also be without veining. It is really up to you to choose from various options.
Quartz slabs have a non-porous surface, which means bacteria and germs can’t lodge. Because of the nature of its surface, it is also water resistant. Quartz won’t chip or break easily. With proper maintenance, it will last you a lifetime.
Quartz slabs are very easy to maintain and clean. Cleaning can be handled with only water and soap. You may occasionally use glass cleaner for deep cleaning.
More expensive for vertical slabs than horizontal
While the cost of the material remains the same, the installations process of the vertical slabs is a bit harder, therefore more expensive.
Avoid highly acidic or alkaline cleaning agents in your cleaning routine, which can damage the surface of the quartz shower wall. Instead, use water and mild detergent, or soap.
Quartz weights far more than the traditional bathroom materials like tiles. Although for shower walls the thickest quartz slabs are used (1 cm slab), it is much heavier then tiles. Before installing a quartz shower wall, you need to make sure that the supporting structure can handle it.
Quartz slabs are very popular for a good reason: they give a contemporary look, are very durable and easy to maintain. Quartz shower wall will give your bathroom a polished and extravagant appearance. There are numerous options to choose from to fit everyone’s needs.
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