Natural stone has always been one of the most popular options when it comes to decorating interior floors, walls, and motifs. But what’s the best kind of stone to use in a shower? Below we help you decide on using stone in the shower.
Keep in mind that the shower is a place for water, moisture, and steam to build up. Depending on the surface of the stone, this can also cause a buildup of residue. In order to avoid this, certain types of stone are preferred when constructing shower walls.
Our Neolith pros know that sintered stone is one of the easiest types of stone to use in the shower because it is smooth and easy to clean. Take a look at some of the best stone options to use in the shower and consider what kind of stone would work best for your bathroom look and style.
Best Types of Stone for the Shower
Any kind of stone that is smooth or processed without grout is a frontrunner for the best stone to use in the shower. The smoother and less textured the stone, the better!
For this reason, the best types of stone include:
- Sintered stone
While all of the above options are viable for your bathroom, you may want to take a look at the Spruce’s pros and cons of stone in showers before choosing the right kind of stone for you.
Why is Textured Stone Bad for the Shower?
Stone that comes with rough textures and grooves is so much more difficult to clean. Since showers deal with water all the time, you need to actively work to prevent a buildup of mold, mildew, and harmful bacteria that thrives in humid environments.
Stone that comes with nooks and crannies, especially tiled stone that comes with grout, is just too difficult to clean. Something like sintered stone is smooth and does not come with textures or grooves, making it so much easier to clean and better for using as stone in the shower.
Not to mention that natural stone showers need annual sealing in order to further protect the stone against the water. A penetrating sealer will do the trick as it will allow the entirety of the stone protection while preventing it from breaking or chipping away.
Stone Cleaning Tips
Once you have beautiful stone installed in your shower, you need to be sure to maintain it well in order to keep up that beautiful look. While there isn’t too much heavy-duty cleaning involved, make sure that you remove excess water from the areas at all times. After you finish taking a shower, wipe down the walls, and get rid of water droplets that may have formed.
Make sure that your bathroom has good ventilation also. This will help clear the steam and humidity from the air after you finish in the shower, and it will prevent mold from growing in the shower. If you do end up having grout in your shower, make sure to spend time cleaning each groove and getting rid of dust, dirt, water, and mold buildups.
Keep Your Stone Safe and Beautiful!
Sintered stone bathroom surfaces are one of the best options for your stone shower because this type of stone resists harmful chemicals. While it’s no secret that you should never use acid to clean your stone, there are other types of chemicals that can be just as abrasive. NEOLITH sintered stone is designed to resist hard chemical cleaners while being really simple to clean up after every trip to the shower. With more than 50 types of sintered stone to choose from, there is no limit to how you can decorate your bathroom.
Looking for more ways to learn about the best types of natural stone for your shower? Want additional information on NEOLITH sintered stone products? Reach out to us today! Our stone experts would be happy to help you make your interior and exterior design dreams a reality.