Have you ever heard of a slab shower? Do you know what makes slab showers a great interior design choice for your home?
Slab showers have drastically increased in popularity in recent years, so if you want to learn more about them, then this article is for you!
1. What is a slab shower?
If you don’t know what a slab shower is, then we’re here to help! A slab shower is just like it sounds – it’s a shower made using a large slab of marble, granite, quartz, or other similar material.
This slab takes the place of more traditional wall tiling. Say goodbye to the days of scrubbing grout!
2. Are there different kinds of slab showers?
Homeowners who decide to install a slab shower have numerous beautiful options to choose from. Some of the more common materials include marble, granite, and quartz. More recently, even porcelain has entered the slab shower scene.
Once a material has been selected, it’s time to work on choosing a specific slab! When choosing a natural material (marble, granite, quartz), there are a lot of variables in the designs from one slab to the next. They are all beautiful, but you may like one more than another.
If you really want to stand out, you can even choose a combination of slab and tile!
3. How much does a slab shower cost?
Slab showers, if full slabs are being installed, actually cost about the same as traditional tile showers! Homeowners that choose to have multiple slabs installed, involving multiple cuts, are looking at a cost of 10-15% more than traditional tile and grout showers.
4. What are the benefits of a slab shower?
While there are many benefits to a slab shower, there’s one that we hear from our customers time and time again: “I can’t believe how much time I save cleaning the shower now that I don’t have to scrub grout!”.
While it’s true that slab showers are often easier to clean because due to being a single continuous surface, the reason interior designers love slab showers goes far beyond just cleanliness; they’re breathtakingly beautiful and often one of a kind! Many customers also report that their slab showers make them feel more connected with nature due to the natural design.
5. How long does a slab shower take to install?
The length of time required for the installation of a slab shower can vary greatly based on your location. Because slab showers are highly specialized, it’s not always easy to coordinate the purchase of your desired material as well as securing a contractor knowledgeable enough to perform the installation.
It helps having a knowledgeable interior designer to guide you through all the different design choices based on your preferences. Afterwards, a great interior designer will have connections with manufacturers as well as contractors ready to perform your installation.
If you live in northern California and are interested in a slab shower, then we’re ready to assist you! Click here to schedule a consultation online or call us today at (707) 595-5046.
Humanity Home & Cabinetry
799 Piner Rd, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403