Can You Use Quartz for a Shower Surround?

Yes, definitely!  Cambria quartz shower walls are made from an engineered product containing 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigment.  The fact that it is man-made means the slabs can be arranged to have the appearance of similar natural stones like granite and marble.  Quartz can give your bathroom a modern vibe while lasting a lifetime.

What are the advantages?

  • Contemporary Design – Quartz stone shower walls can give your bathroom a very sleek and minimalist design.
  • Versatility – One of the best advantages of quartz slabs is that it can look like other materials…but it keeps the physical advantages of quartz.  It comes in a variety of patterns, finishes and colors.  You can choose from glossy or matte.  The veining can be fine, distinctive or without veining.  
  • Durability – Quartz slabs are non-porous.  This means bacteria and germs can’t lodge into the product.  Because of the nature of the surface it is water resistant.  Quartz will not chip or break easily.  With proper maintenance it will last a lifetime.  
  • Low Maintenance – Quartz shower walls are easy to maintain and clean.  Simple soap and water can be used, or glass cleaner for a deeper cleaning.  We do not suggest using any abrasive chemicals or products to clean your quartz.  

Quartz is becoming a very popular option for shower walls with good reason; it gives a contemporary look, is very durable and easy to maintain.  Tile is beautiful too; however you have many grout lines creating more work for cleaning and maintaining.  Quartz will give your bathroom a polished and extravagent appearance – no grout lines for a clean, sleek look!   Designers are replacing traditional tile with stunning quartz slabs for use as a surround material for your shower and bath.  In fact, man-made engineered products like quartz are the perfect material for this alternative use. It offers flexibility in design and can be laser etched, routed, carved and sandblasted to create an interesting and unique look especially when used as shower walls.  

Reinventing Master Bath Design

Today the trend is towards creating a spa-like retreat in the master suite. Engineered quartz is the perfect design element and it’s being used by forward-thinking designers to reinvent the traditional design aesthetic. Using large, custom-made panels installed vertically or horizontally, or even used as flooring eliminates the use of grout. This means that you’ll have a low-maintenance, easy to clean surface and creates an unparalleled visual continuity throughout the space.

The varied, unique designs offered by engineered quartz can create a sleek look. Feature walls, tub surrounds, shower walls and floors created using this material can protect and enhance a master bath. Because it’s impervious to water, and extremely durable a solid surface forms a barrier against moisture and protects against daily wear and tear. It’s a material that is both beautiful and highly functional giving designers the ability to create a stunning focal point, while offering homeowners a low-maintenance environment.

At Creative Surfaces Showroom, our designers can assist you in creating a stunning spa-like bathroom with this incredibly flexible, versatile material. If you’re considering a new bathroom suite, let us show you all of the benefits and beauty that Cambria quartz shower walls can offer.