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Quartz Shower Walls: Redefining Shower and Bath Surfaces

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For 30 years and throughout 50 countries, Caesarstone has built a reputation for innovation in developing interior surfaces. Now, Caesarstone’s unique vision has taken 13mm quartz slabs from kitchen and bathroom countertops to a new frontier: the shower.

Conventional grout and film setups require continual investment and long hours of maintenance. Installing large quartz slabs achieves new heights of elegance and eliminates the need for irritating cleanup and maintenance. With Caesarstone’s 13mm thick quartz surfaces, you can select from our most popular colors and redefine wall panels and shower recesses.

In this post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about quartz shower walls.

Quartz Shower Walls: Cost

Quartz shower walls cost between $50 and $100 per square foot when it comes to materials. On average, people spend $5,400 in total to fit their standard showers with high-quality quartz walls.

That’s no small amount of money but quartz does offer tremendous savings in the long run, thanks to its durability, which we’ll explore next.

Quartz Slab Shower Walls: Durability

Everyone knows the difficulties of a moldy shower. Various molds can develop on top of and even under the grout that is essential to tile. If bleach doesn’t work – it often fails when mold grows beneath the grout – what’s left is a horrible chemical stench and even more work to do. In other words, it’s an arduous process to clean moldy grout. To do a proper job in a mold-ridden bathroom, you often have to completely remove the grout.

In a conventional shower’s lifetime, it may be necessary to repeat that process many times, magnifying the expense and headache of maintenance.

With Caesarstone quartz slabs, there is no need for grout, there are few to no seams, and cleaning is a breeze. Since Caesarstone’s quartz is nonporous, it’s the ideal material for moist and warm areas like the shower and surrounding bathroom walls.

Quartz Slab Shower Walls: Exquisite Aesthetics

Quartz Shower Walls: Redefining Shower and Bath Surfaces
5031 Statuario Maximus, Cecile Starin Design

Beyond durability, one of the most impressive aspects of quartz slab shower walls is their appearance. Quartz shower wall panels exude the look and feel of luxury. With quartz beating out every similar mineral for durability, it’s easy to forget just how stunning it is in vertical settings like on shower surrounds and wall panels. While we’ve included a few pictures in this article showcasing that beauty, be sure to check out our quartz visualizer to experiment with our various surfaces in bathroom settings for yourself.

Central to the quartz shower wall panel aesthetic are simplicity and sleekness. Bathrooms are at their best when you follow these two design principles.

Plus, since quartz is a natural mineral that comes in many classic colors, installing it as a shower wall does not require extensive updates to your decor.

In Summary

Caesarstone’s 13mm surfaces give architects and designers a chance to rethink the bathroom and any other wet area in the home. Use this fresh look to take your design projects to the next level.

A note on wall cladding and installation: wall cladding may be installed by adhesion only, by adhesion and mechanical reinforcement, or by dry installation. The method of installation and specs must be determined by the construction engineer and local regulations.

13mm thickness material is recommended for wall cladding as it weighs less than thicker slabs. Large expanses of wall cladding can be designed with very few joints by using large pieces of material. Wall cladding pieces are cut from Caesarstone slabs to the shapes and dimensions required. They can be cut to various geometric shapes, with any combination of colors and finishes.

Learn more about quartz shower walls by visiting our Professional Partners Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use quartz for shower walls and how easy are they to clean?

You can certainly use quartz for shower walls. Cleaning the surfaces is quite easy as well since there are few seams and no grout for dirt and debris to get stuck in between. Take care to avoid using acidic or alkaline solutions when cleaning the surface, though. This can discolor your quartz.

For most of your cleaning, warm water and soap are all you’ll need. Refer to our article on cleaning quartz for more information about taking care of stains.

How do you clean quartz shower walls?

Wipe down the quartz with mild soap and warm water periodically. To remove stains, we recommend Soft Scrub Liquid Gel with Bleach. Do not apply other bleach products (especially bleach itself) directly to the surface as this will damage it.

How much do quartz shower walls cost?

Quartz shower walls cost between $50 and $100 per square foot of material.

Where do you buy quartz shower walls?

Visit out Caesarstone locations page to learn more about buying quartz shower walls at one of the locations that carry our products. Contact them directly to inquire as to whether they carry our 13mm slabs.

When using quartz slabs for shower walls, what should be used for the floor?

You can also use quartz for your shower flooring. This looks stunning and creates a cohesive look throughout your bathroom. Many designers also use conventional floor tiles too, however.