Using Norstone Rock Panels to create a natural stone shower wall is an excellent option for homeowners seeking to design natural stone into their private bathroom renovations. Natural stone has long been a favorite finish of commercial spas for its rugged asethetic, durabilitiy, and sound dampening qualities, which can now be incorporated into a stone veneer shower wall straight out of a magazine.
Creating a natural stone shower wall from a dry stacked thin veneer product like Norstone Rock Panels was impossible just a few years ago, but thanks to advancements in waterproofing technology, you can now achieve a fully water proofed substrate to which any natural stone or tile can be installed over using a thinset bed method. This waterproofing layer prevents water intrusion into the cement board substrate and wall cavity and directs the water, with gravity's help, to the shower pan and drain. Never before has It been easier to have stacked stone in shower applications and since Norstone panels are 100% natural stone, you also have a superior and more durable product than any other faux stone shower panels on the market.
Stone veneer used in a shower should be sealed upon completion of the installation with a quality water based natural stone sealer and resealed at regular intervals per the sealer manufacturer's recommendations. When necessary, the stone is best cleaned using detergent based soaps and a stiff plastic bristle brush. An exhaust fan is helpful to evacuate the moist air out of the shower stall during and after each use, helping keep the stone veneer shower wall clean.Natural stone veneer by its very nature does require more maintenance than a ceramic wall tile in exchange for turning an plain boring shower into something extraordinary.
Norstone Rock Panels when used as stone shower wall panels will instantly become the centerpiece of the bathroom. A natural stone shower or bath has been a symbol of prestige for centuries and surpasses any ordinary ceramic, river rock, or porcelain tile alternative that you'll typically see on showers. Opt for the light coloring of Norstone White or Ivory Rock Panels for a luxurious spa look that evokes cleanliness and openness, ideal qualities for small spaces. So if you're looking to make a statement in your bath design, a stacked stone shower is a great choice that will stand the test of time from both a design and durability standpoint.
Creating stacked stone shower walls has never been easier than with Norstone's Rock Panel System. Leveraging the panel concept that makes any Norstone panel installation much faster and easier than the traditional method of hand stacking stone, a tile setter will leverage their normal installation techniques and create amazing stone showers in about the same time it would take to lay and grout a standard ceramic or porcelain tile.
Norstone Natural Stone products offer a wide range of shower wall options to consider in a variety of colors. From the dark color range of our Ebony Basalt Lynia, with its thin grout lines to the lighter colors fit of the White Marble Rock Panels that offers loads of texture in nice bright white color, there is a natural stone wall tile product to suit your needs.
Norstone natural stone tile and panel products are designed for walls only, so let your design ideas flow for the perfect floor tile for a shower project. River Rock, typically sold in sheets and grouted, has long been a popular look, as well as ceramic tile in variety of patterns and shapes, including subways and hexagons, especially in light colors.
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