You want to redo your bathroom or in any case the whole part concerning the shower and you are tired of the eternal tiling? Know that you are still spoiled for choice when it comes to materials. What may seem unrealistic to you at the start may seem entirely possible to you in the end. Yes, who said that wood in a bathroom was unthinkable? What material can be suitable for your shower wall? Wood, concrete, natural stone, etc.
Tiling is the great classic of the bathroom. Because the tiles are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. They are also very easy to maintain. They just need to be cleaned regularly to avoid limescale and stains. However, it’s not just tiling in life! Read instead! Be inspired by other materials.
A simply painted plaster shower wall
You don’t want a special coating, you want to keep it simple. You can simply paint your plaster wall. Of course, because you are in a bathroom, you will have to take care of the humidity. So remember to apply several coats of paint, you can opt for primers or varnishes: find out in paint stores so as not to make any mistakes. The products you are going to opt for must be specially manufactured and used in bathrooms. Otherwise, you run the risk of seeing your paint chipping.
Special bathroom paints give your shower wall a waterproof surface treatment. This makes them resistant to water and water vapour. They are designed to be prevented from coming off prematurely. They are also enriched with additives against mold and bacteria to guarantee an even better protection of your walls. If white is too monotonous for you, you can paint your shower wall in any color you like. Let your wall dry well to prevent mold from forming!
A natural stone shower wall
A natural stone shower wall gives you a feeling of comfort, tranquility and a very elegant appearance. In addition, it is a long-term investment because the stone is particularly durable and its color does not change! Natural stone is commercially available in two versions: on the one hand with a rather rough exterior appearance and on the other hand in a polished appearance with a shiny surface. You can use both types for your shower wall. The rougher surface gives your bathroom a more authentic feel that will appeal more to purists, but it’s much harder to clean than the smooth alternative.
Additionally, natural stone can withstand high temperatures and high humidity levels, making it perfect for the bathroom. A natural stone wall also stores the heat given off by the radiators and releases it into the room. This guarantees a pleasant room climate and a relaxing feeling of well-being. As with all materials as a whole, certain types of stone need to be well coated to ensure that their quality is maintained over time, so it is best to seek specialist advice beforehand.
An elegant marble shower wall
Marble is a particularly noble material with a unique texture. When it comes to siding, it is one of the most expensive materials. Although marble is a natural calcareous stone, it deserved a separate treatment because it really is a very popular stone in damp rooms. Marble is created by long transformations of minerals, which in the earth are exposed to significant heat and pressure. If you choose a marble shower wall, you can choose from a wide range of colors with various shades and unique color combinations. This material has the particular advantage of being waterproof and easy to clean. In contrast, crystalline limestone is very sensitive to acids, fats and oils. If you have stains, remove them immediately with lukewarm water and a cloth.
An original pebble shower wall
Are you looking for a chic and original style for your shower wall? The pebbles not only provide that certain something, but also bring a holiday atmosphere within your own four walls! It’s up to you to decide what style to give your shower, by choosing the color of the stones and joints. A snow-white wall, for example, radiates elegance, while more brown stones, on the other hand, give off more warmth.
A cozy and warm wooden shower wall
If you want above all to transform your bathroom into an oasis of well-being, opt for wood. Wood? In the bathroom? Yes, thanks to a special treatment, the wood lives well in a humid atmosphere. It also gives a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Wood panels on your shower wall not only provide an extra warm feeling, but are also very trendy. Obviously, it is essential to provide adequate ventilation to prevent them from swelling.
A simple and modern concrete shower wall
The use of concrete in your shower gives it a unique character. This immediately evokes a minimalist design. Concrete – a mixture of cement, gravel and sand, is very strong and durable. The specially treated and finely sanded concrete can be easily cleaned in your bathroom. If you don’t like the gray look of the material, colors can be added. This is done during installation.