How To Select The Best Porcelain Slabs & Marble Slabs for Showers

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Marble and porcelain slabs are two of the most popular shower slabs options, for very good reason. Elegant and versatile, both slab types look incredibly stylish when paired with the best bathroom design. Nevertheless, it can be difficult to determine which is the right slab option for your renovation needs in terms of durability, maintenance, and style.

In this post, we’ll go over the keys to picking the best porcelain slabs and best marble slabs with design inspiration below.

The Key To Picking The Best Porcelain & Marble Shower Slabs

When it comes to picking any type of slab or tile for a shower installation, it’s important to consider a few important factors. The material should be stylish, water-resistant, easy to clean, and durable. Therefore, marble slabs and porcelain slabs are two great shower slab options.

Marble Slab Showers

Marble slabs are one of the most timeless materials available. Utterly chic, marble slabs range from classic and simple to bold and luxurious. Going for a large-format, floor-to-ceiling marble shower slab will open up the space and make the ceilings look taller.

When it comes to marble slabs for showers, we recommend choosing a high-quality polished marble slab. Polished marble slabs are very easy to clean and water-resistant, making them perfect for shower installations. However, be aware that this type of marble finish is more slippery than a honed finish when wet. Marble slabs should be cleaned with a suitable natural stone cleaner with a neutral pH to prevent any discoloration of the stone.

Porcelain Slab Showers

Porcelain slabs are a great option for showers because they are durable, water-resistant, and easy to maintain. They come in a variety of stone-look designs, which offer the look of marble, quartz, or granite in a range of colors and patterns.

Porcelain slabs for shower walls do not require sealing and are stain-resistant. Therefore, they’re the ideal low-maintenance option for slab shower walls.

Marble Slab Shower Ideas

For design inspiration, here are our top marble shower slab ideas for the new year.

1. White Veined Marble Shower Slab

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Carrara Vagli Polished Marble Slab

Carrara Vagli Polished Marble Slab

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Silver Shadow Polished Marble Slab

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White Carrara C Supreme Honed Marble Slab Random 1 1/4

White Carrara C Supreme Honed Marble Slab

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White Carrara C Supreme Polished Marble Slab

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You truly cannot go wrong with a white veined marble slab. This chic white marble slab creates a light and airy atmosphere with a striking yet subtle design. We love the look of the bathroom pictured above, which creates a harmonious and cohesive all-over slab look.

2. Bold Marble Slab Shower

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Silver Brown Wave Polished Marble Slab

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Djamballa Polished Marble Slab

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Verde Speranza Polished Marble Slab Random 1 1/4

Verde Speranza Polished Marble Slab

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Sahara Noir Honed Marble Slab

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Embracing the look of a bold marble slab for showers is a great way to rejuvenate a simple bathroom design. Make your shower the focal point of the room by choosing a vibrant marble slab like this rich emerald green marble slab shown above.

3. Black and White Marble Slab

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Negro Marquina Supreme Polished Marble Slab Random 1 1/4

Negro Marquina Supreme Polished Marble Slab

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Calacatta Paonazzo Polished Marble Slab Random 3/4

Calacatta Paonazzo Polished Marble Slab

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Lilac Polished Marble Slab

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Negro Marquina Supreme Polished Marble Slab

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Black and white marble has been increasing in popularity over the past few years, much to our excitement. The contrasting, striking tones of a black and white slab look incredible in monochromatic white bathroom designs.

4. White & Gray Calcatta Marble Shower Slab

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Calacatta Arni Polished Marble Slab

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Calacatta Caldia Supreme Polished Marble Slab Random 3/4

Calacatta Caldia Supreme Polished Marble Slab

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Bianco Lasa Vena Polished Marble Slab Random 1 1/4

Bianco Lasa Vena Polished Marble Slab

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Venatino Polished Marble Slab

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A softer white and gray marble slab is a great way to add dimension and fluidity to a bathroom space. The shower slabs pictured above transition from the sink space to the shower for a cohesive, uniform look. The mirrored placement of the slabs look incredibly modern and stylish.

5. Blue Marble Slab Shower

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Blue Lagoon Polished Marble Slab

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Lilac Polished Marble Slab

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Calacatta Cielo Polished Marble Slab

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Allure Light Polished Marble Slab Random 1 1/4

Allure Light Polished Marble Slab

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A blue marble slab may be an unusual choice when it comes to shower slab ideas, but it works incredibly well. The mottled blue and white tones create the illusion of a waterfall and look stunning as a shower backdrop.

Porcelain Slab Shower Ideas

If you’re seeking a more low-maintenance option, consider the advantages of porcelain shower slabs. Here are our top porcelain slab shower ideas.

1. Veined Marble-Look Porcelain Slab

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Blanc Du Blanc B Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Arabescato Corchia A Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Blanc Du Blanc A Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Calacatta A Natural Porcelain Slab

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These elegant marble-look porcelain slabs for showers have delicate gray and white veining that opens up the room. Note how the porcelain slab shower matches the countertop of the bathroom vanity for a cohesive look.

2. Boldly Veined Porcelain Slab Shower

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Slate Grey Natural Porcelain Slab

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Onyx A Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Onyx B Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Breccia Braque Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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These porcelain slab shower walls create a striking element of visual interest in this classic bathroom. Consider experimenting with a porcelain slab with a neutral tone yet bold pattern. The slabs with the swirling dark gray veined patterns pictured above add depth to the room.

3. Deep Black Porcelain Slab Shower

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Marquinia B Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Basalto Natural Porcelain Slab

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Onyx Black A Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Marquinia Natural Porcelain Slab

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A deep black porcelain slab adds depth and richness to spaces. It looks gorgeous when paired with dark wood or contrasted against white walls. Either way, it is the definition of modern. The black porcelain slab pictured above has streaks of color veining that mimic the look of natural stone beautifully.

4. White Porcelain Slab Shower

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Crystal Diamond Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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White Paradise B Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Marea White Polished Porcelain Slab

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Calacatta A Natural Porcelain Slab

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White large porcelain slabs for shower walls look good with almost any bathroom or shower design. If you’re looking for something understated and elegant, then a white porcelain slab is the perfect choice. It adds a lightness that looks beautiful in a minimalist monochromatic white bathroom design.

5. Vibrant Porcelain Slab Shower

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Agata Blu B Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Agata Blu A Lappato Lucido Porcelain Slab

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Raku Blu Natural Porcelain Slab

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Raku Verde Natural Porcelain Slab

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Last but not least is a colorful porcelain slab idea for anyone seeking to add an element of color to their shower design. This rich blue porcelain slab looks like a work of art itself. Note how the benches are custom-made with the same material.

Shop Slabs Online

Marble Systems offers a wide range of stylish, high-quality slabs made from marble and porcelain.

Shop Marble Systems’ range of marble slabs and porcelain slabs for showers online today. Or, visit us in person at tile stores near me.

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