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Shower Wall Slabs vs. Shower Tiles

Updated: Jun 27

Which is better? We're asked this question often so we've compiled a list to help you decide what's right for you and your bathroom remodel. Before we dig in to a side-by-side comparison, let's discuss the details of each.


Shower Wall Slabs (also know as panels) by Onyx:

  • Grout-free

  • Non-porous surface

  • Perfect fit with standard and custom sizing options

  • Several style options to achieve your desired look: Smooth, Subway Tile, Wavy Tile, Shiplap and Stone Tile

  • 50 color options

  • American made

  • Maintenance free

  • Minimal install downtime -- often times completed in 1-day

  • Lifetime warranty

  • Environmentally friendly / sustainable

  • Non-slip shower bases


Shower Tiles:

  • Often made from durable porcelain and ceramic

  • Countless design options with a vast array of colors, patterns and textures

  • Water and moisture resistant

  • Eco-friendly options

  • Requires grout

  • Grout maintenance required -- Failure to maintain grout leads to mold & tile issues

  • Longer install time -- from several days up to 2 weeks for project completion

  • Shower tile floors can be slippery and a fall hazard

  • More costly


Deciding which option is the right choice for your bathroom comes down to balancing the benefits against the potential drawbacks and considering your specific needs and preferences. Please review the Shower Wall Slabs and Shower Tiles comparison below.



Comparison Shower Wall Slabs vs Shower Tiles

Are you ready to discuss your shower renovation options and take your bathroom to the NexLevel? Contact NexGen Baths at 515-344-4144 or Request a Quote to begin your bathroom transformation. Financing is available. Give us a call today!



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