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5 Must-Have Traits for Commercial Showers

Looking to create a shower that makes a statement? Design a space that not only appeals to guests and residents but stakeholders like owners and managers. With so many factors to consider, from style to durability, it can be overwhelming. We’ve boiled it down to just five essential traits that make up beautiful, enduring commercial showers.

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1. Choose Long-Lasting Materials

When it comes to designing a shower that can withstand a lot of wear and tear, durability is key. Invest in materials that are known for their longevity. Pick solid materials that are resistance to stains and cracks, and avoid porous or hollow shower products.

Learn more about different materials in our posts on shower walls and pans.

Next, confirm your vendor's reputation for product quality and customer service. Are they well-known in the industry? What does their portfolio look like? Do they manufacture their products locally for quality assurance? A reputable manufacturer means less problems down the road, saving the property time and money. 

2. Make It Low Maintenance

Maintaining hundreds of showers can turn into a large investment. With so many showers in use, materials should be easy to clean and maintain. Look for products that resist stains, mold, and mildew.

For instance, Mincey's cast marble is non-porous, groutless, and doesn't require expensive restoration. Products like this can shorten cleaning times and reduce regular maintenance in between guests or tenants.

3. Focus on Hygiene

Keeping your showers sanitary is essential for any hotel or multifamily property. Choose hygienic materials that resist bacterial buildup, and avoid porous surfaces that allow water and liquids to pass through. Select permanently sealed non-porous surfaces with minimal cracks and crevices that can harbor bacteria. Hygienic showers should keep your guests healthy and happy and reduce the risk of infections and illnesses. They're also typically low maintenance and look new for years to come. It's a win-win.

4. Prioritize Practicality

Your shower design should cater to your guests' needs and preferences. Consider practical features like adjustable showerheads or handheld showers to accommodate people of different heights and disabilities. Incorporate ample shelving for toiletries, and add footrests for safety and convenience.

Opt for shower doors with accessories like towel bars for easy access. Consider sliding bypass doors that open on either side (like this one). Look for products that prioritize guest experience and minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.

5. Create a Beautiful Space

Finally, don't neglect the importance of aesthetics. As one of the single largest components in a guest room, the shower can create a big impression. Pick materials and patterns that are visually appealing and complement your property’s overall design.

If  your design goal is to create a spa-like atmosphere, large format tile patterns can help. Three-dimensional, textured designs can be eye-catching and memorable, perfect for more contemporary spaces. For impressive showers that last for the long term, the designs and materials you choose should always look and feel high-quality. 

Designing a commercial shower requires a blend of functionality, aesthetics, and maintenance costs. These five traits can create a shower space that not only meets guests' needs but also surpasses their expectations. Get ready to impress with a shower that shines!