The elegance and permanence of natural stone is a constant topic in this space. All is as it should be, given the role of Marble Systems as a vertically integrated supplier of that very same, natural stone. Today, we need to be a bit more specific and address a more granular usage: Stone Showers.
Consider for a moment the scope of Stone Showers in terms of performance. Obviously, one of the very first things to consider is the question of moisture. So, break it down into floor and wall. The larger the piece of stone on the wall, the better off you will probably be since that will imply less joint or space between pieces. Using slabs, cut to size to make one piece per wall, is very functional from both a design and a utilitarian standpoint. Even if slabs do not work for you then there is still the option of larger stone tile pieces that will render a similar result. Take a peek at the image at the top of this post.
As to the shower floor, a different strategy is needed. In many cases, stone mosaics are a very functional way to go. After all, you can create a relatively slip-resistant area by leveraging the joints between the stone mosaics elements. Further slip-resistance is created by employing a textured finish. The image above shows mosaics both floor and wall. We think you take the point.
When planning Stone Showers there are also considerations of maintenance. Drainage is super critical. A properly sloping drain system will prevent standing water and that will prevent or minimize mildew. Lastly, a light sealing of the stone will make things all the better.
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