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Denver Natural Stone Shower Material Warnings


April 3, 2019

The utilization of natural stone materials inside the home has extended from kitchen countertops to backsplashes and more recently, has spilled over into the bathroom. Even when homeowners were choosing to utilize one of Mother Nature’s materials for their countertop surface, manufactured or wooden materials were still being installed throughout America in individual’s bathrooms.

These times are changing as people realize the durability and ability of natural stone surfaces to not only enhance the look of a particular space but also allow for functional quality. Actually, one of the best places to incorporate stonework is within the bathroom and inside the shower in particular. Creating shower walls and tubs through natural stone is a relatively new process but one that has been met with rave reviews and appears here to stay.

Rough or Smooth
While installing a rougher material into the shower flooring surface may seem applicable to assist with proper footing, especially when wet, these materials also create issues. Remember, you will be barefoot when taking a shower and there are plenty of other materials and applicable devices that can be installed to assist with maintaining balance and sure footing in the shower. 

If installed on the floor, it is important to know if the material will be especially dangerous in its natural state when using natural stone in a shower and water is applied. If so, then avoiding construction of the shower tub with this material may be something that needs to be considered.

Cleaning
Another factor to consider when implementing the use of stone inside a shower is how the cleaning will be executed. The material chosen for construction will determine the amount of grout spaces and the patterns for such an application. Using tile shaped pieces that are smooth can create a more traditional pattern and cleaning method whereas the utilization of more natural materials, like rock, can make cleaning a more difficult task.

Cleaning a stone tile shower is not too worrisome a process but special care and consideration should be given to knowing the type of chemicals and cleaning solutions being used. In order to avoid harming the stone surfaces, ensure you read each of the warning labels and know exactly what the grout and stone materials used to construct your shower or tub are made of before applying anything to them.

Once you’re ready to either install or clean your natural stone shower or tub combination, then let our specially trained experts assist in helping you select the best design and appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.