Design & Functionality
Whether you are renovating an existing bathroom or designing a space from scratch, your shower is an important feature both in terms of your bathroom’s design and functionality.
The shower walls are a design feature which provide you with an opportunity to have some fun and be creative when it comes to creating your dream bathroom. However, no other surface in your house faces quite the daily stress of water, wear and tear. With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the right material for your shower walls. While many people covet expensive natural materials such as marble or granite, the best material for your shower walls is quartz, due to its resilience, ease of maintenance, and design appeal. At Quartex Surfaces in Toronto, we offer a wide range of beautiful and durable quartz for your expertly designed shower walls.
Ease of Maintenance
Although quartz closely resembles natural stone, it is much easier to maintain, which makes it ideal shower wall material. Others surfaces like granite and marble require frequent sealing, waxing, and polishing but no sealant is required for quartz. As a result, it is a much more carefree material. Furthermore, quartz is available in floor to ceiling panels, so the common design problem of multiple joints is eliminated. unlike tiled showers that require grout, which is notoriously difficult to keep clean, Quartz can easily be cleaned with a soft cloth or towel and a gentle cleansing product. While a specialized product is not needed to clean quartz, it is important to refrain from using harsh chemicals to ensure the longevity of your shower walls.
Regardless of your design sensibility, there is a quartz option that will appeal to you. At Quartex Surfaces, our extensive collection includes a wide array of colours and finishes, in order to meet the needs of all of our clients. From brilliant white to midnight smoke and everything in between, we offer a vast selection of colours and styles. Although quartz is often thought to be a contemporary design material due to the minimalistic look it often achieves, we cater to all design aesthetics and can help you make your dream bathroom a reality whether your taste is modern or traditional.
When installed on your shower walls, quartz beautifully reflects the light, giving your bathroom a subtle sparkle and a high-end finish. In addition, quartz slabs can be cut into a number of different sizes, including floor to ceiling panels, which result in a seamless, clean, and minimal aesthetic. Our dedicated and experienced customer care team will work with you to select the best colour, size, and finish for your shower walls.
One of the greatest advantages of quartz is its durability. Quartz is an engineered stone surface which is made up of an assortment of stone-like materials bound together with resins and formed into sheets. As a result, it closely resembles natural stone but is much more resilient. In fact, it is rated 7.0 on Moh’s Hardness Scale, which quantifies scratch resistance, coming in just below materials, including diamonds and sapphires.
Quartz is a non-porous material, which means that it is resistant to water, stains, and scratches, so it will be able to handle the everyday wear and tear that showers are exposed to. In addition, its non-porous nature means that it is mold, mildew and bacteria resistant, which is ideal in a damp environment such as a bathroom. While materials such as granite and marble are bacteria magnets that enable household germs to thrive, quartz is a much more hygienic option, which will give you peace of mind that your shower walls are clean and germ free.
At Quartex Surfaces, we are so confident in the quality and durability of our products that we offer a “lifetime limited warranty,” which covers any manufacturer defects.
Maintaining your Quartz Shower Walls
While quartz is known for its resilience, it is still necessary to take care of it in order to ensure the longevity of your shower walls. Quartz is resistant to most stains, but dye may penetrate its surface, resulting in surface marking. As such, great care should be taken when using hair dye in the shower. In addition, harsh and abrasive cleaners containing ingredients such as bleach, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers or any high, neutral, or low pH cleaners should be avoided. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser that is manufacturer approved. Although quartz’s non-porous nature means that bacteria and mold will not penetrate its surface, soap scum can still build up on quartz tiles. This can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth or towel and a mild detergent or soap. This simple, regular maintenance will help to make certain that your shower walls continue to sparkle for years to come.
To learn more about quartz, a material more durable than concrete and as beautiful as natural stone, we welcome you to visit our state of the art Quartex showroom, where a member of our customer care team will be happy to walk you through the range of options we offer. We pride ourselves on offering personalized one-on-one service throughout each step of your renovation – from selecting your material to designing and installing your dream shower. However, once installed, we will continue to support you by making ourselves available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have and providing a “lifetime limited warranty” on all of our products. Aside from the service we provide, the range and quality of the quartz products we offer is unparalleled.
When designing or renovating your bathroom, Quartex Surfaces has all of your bases covered, from your vanity to your shower walls and bathtub surrounds. To learn more about the numerous benefits of quartz shower walls, please contact us today at 905-482-7082 or toll free at 1-844- 9QUARTZ (978-2789) to schedule a consultation or drop by our stunning showroom, conveniently located in Toronto.
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