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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Remodeling The Shower Area? Here Are Wall And Floor Materials To Consider

by Madison Dean

If you don't like your shower walls and floors, consider changing them once you plan a shower remodeling project. The most important aspect is to choose the materials. First, you should think of the style and functionality. After all, you want the shower area to stand out and be sturdy and quick to clean. 

Also, you should be able to afford the material you choose, so consider all the available options before making a choice. Some people pick the same material for the floors and walls, while others pick different ones.

So, which material will be suitable for the shower walls and floors? Learning the pros and cons of each material can help you make an informed choice. Here are some options to consider.


Most residential property owners prefer to install tiles on their shower floors and walls because of their versatility. Some options you may consider include ceramic, porcelain, and glass. Regardless of your preference, these tile options will enhance bathroom aesthetics. Other than the unique choices, tiles are affordable, so you might reduce shower remodel costs.

You may match the tiles on the shower area wall with tiles in other parts of the bathroom to improve its looks. With proper care, tiles can last several decades, so ensure you consider the longevity of each material before buying. However, you should note that tiles are installed using grout, so cleaning the area may be tricky. If neglected, it can lead to mold buildup too.


If you don't want to deal with mold growth issues in the bathroom, consider materials that don't require grout during installation. One of those options is fiberglass. These floors and walls will prevent mold buildup and make the maintenance work much easier over the years. 

Besides, fiberglass is affordable, so you'll likely spend less on the project. But, it's crucial to note that the fiberglass styling options are limited. The materials only come in a solid white, so if that's not suitable, you might need to consider other options.

Natural Stone

Consider natural stone if you're looking for a material that will transform your shower area by giving it a natural, high-end look. These come in the form of tiles and are ideal for floors and walls. But they are more expensive than standard ceramic or porcelain tiles. Unlike fiberglass, your style options will not be unlimited. 

For instance, marble tiles are known for providing a sleek, timeless look. Besides, you can match the shower floors and walls with the bathroom counters to give your bathroom an elegant appearance. Note that these tiles come in various shapes, so choose what suits you best.

To explore some options, contact a bathroom remodeling service in your area.