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Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block
Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block

3 Ideas for a Low Maintenance High Style Shower System

Euro inspired high gloss walls with contemporary chrome hand held shower | Innovate Building Solutions

Updated September 15, 2019

While tile showers or those with natural stone or granite walls can look cool – they also have their drawbacks. Let’s face it – they’re a pain in the butt to clean and can be costly. If you’re looking for a different alternative the question is what can you use for a low maintenance, high style and affordable shower system? The article below will look at 3 combinations of products to achieve this goal which include a cultured stone shower bases and walls, a stylish glass enclosure with matching acrylic base and Euro-inspired high gloss wall panels.

Idea 1 – Cultured stone shower walls and bases with frameless or semi-frameless glass doors

For a traditionally elegant – yet understated look – solid surface walls and bases are an excellent choice. This product is sturdy. The wall panels are 3/8” thick and solid throughout. They’re easy to work with for the professional contractor or DIY’er. Lastly they’re completely grout free so you can chuck your scrub brush and harsh chemicals! The cultured stone shower bases (while they’re heavy) are built like a tank. You can set them and forget them.

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SCultured stone low profile shower pan with a curved glass block wall | Innovate Building Solutions
A cultured stone shower pan can be curved to follow the contours of this prefabricated glass block wall

With over 60 color choices and multiple finishes (including high gloss, matte finish and even a faux tile look) you will find an option which will work with virtually any color scheme (with this product you can get also get a solid surface countertop to match). To complete the low maintenance high style theme a frameless or semi-frameless shower door can be coordinated with the walls and bases.


Solid surface walls and bench seat and base with a semiframeless glass wall over a bench seat | Innovate Building Solutions
A solid surface shower pan and bench seat


Idea 2 – Decorative faux stone shower wall panels with an acrylic base and enclosure system

Natural stone walls are beautiful but the cost and maintenance are priced out of the statosphere of most owners. A  more cost effective way to go is to use decorative faux stone wall panels. These ¼” thick panels combine high technology digital printing, a waterproof PVC backing and 20 popular stone patterns. What’s also nice is they are simple to install. They’re so easy you can cut them with a carpenters knife.

Decorative faux stone shower wall panels | Innovate Building Solutions | #FauxStone #ShowerWalls #PVCShowerPanels
Faux stone shower wall panels made out of PVC


Using these wall panels with a uniquely shaped curved acrylic base and matching glass enclosure system will result in a custom look without a custom price (note – they are also easier to maintain than natural stone).

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Curved shower pan and glass enclosure | Innovate Building Solutions | #CurvedShowerPan #GlassEnclosure #GorgeousBathroomDesign

 Idea 3 – Euro-inspired laminated wall panels 

If a contemporary design aesthetic is your buzz – but cleaning shower walls is not your favorite thing – then check out these laminated wall panels. They are made into 3/8” thick panels which are simple to set. They are available in 21 colors (including multiple design styles including high gloss contemporary, modern minimalist, modern farmhouse and transitionalist to name a few) and are a breeze to wipe down. If you’re looking for shower wall panels for your vacation home rental or Air BNB these units provide a stylish alternative to get those oohs and aahs you want from your visitors also. Combine these panels with an acrylic or solid surface base for a low maintenance shower.

Waterproof laminated shower and bathroom wall panels in a Mid-Century modern bathroom| Innovate Building Solutions
Waterproof laminated shower and bathroom wall panels in a Mid-Century modern bathroom

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Which of these 3 ideas do you like the best? Please comment or call one of the numbers below to get design assistance, pricing or free samples of these products.

If you’re looking for more information or an estimate on remodeling a shower or nationwide material supply for the various wall panels and shower bases mentioned above call The Bath Doctor in Cleveland (216-531-6085), Columbus (614-252-7294) or for nationwide supply Innovate Building Solutions (877-668-5888).

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If you’re in the building business, click here if you’d like to learn how to become a shower wall panel dealer or call and ask for Mike at 888-467-7488.

For information about shower wall panels for hotel showers or senior living bathrooms contact 888-467-7488.


Mike Foti

President of Innovate Building Solutions a nationwide supplier and regional (Cleveland and Columbus) remodeling contractors. Some of our product lines include glass counters, floors, backsplashes, glass blocks and grout free shower and tub wall panels

Comments (2)

  • Debbie – our company can help you directly with these shower wall and base products. Feel free to call us at 877-668-5888. Thanks for your interest! Mike

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