Pros and Cons of Full Slab Showers

Whether you are building a new home or having your bathroom shower remodeled, one of your highest concerns will be selecting the most appropriate and attractive surface materials. You may want to consider a full slab installation. Here are the pros and cons.

About Full Slabs

Full slabs of natural and engineered stone can be used for walls, fireplaces, shower walls, sinks, flooring, and more. Slabs can be polished, soft matte, or any finish in between.


Slabs are a unique alternative to tile and grout. They require less day-to-day care, because there are no porous grout lines to trap mildew and contaminants. Bookmatched slabs, that is, two adjoined slabs with veining patters that mirror each other, known as bookmatching slabs, can provide an expansive design focal point.


The cons of selecting full slabs over some other material are mainly related to cost. Slabs, in and of themselves, are more expensive than tiles or other materials. The labor costs for design can be higher because of layout restrictions. The labor costs for installation are also much higher, because highly trained technicians must use specialized equipment to navigate through the work area with the large and extremely heavy slabs, not to mention safely installing them.

Feel free to contact us with questions about full slab shower installation.

This is one of a series of articles written and published on behalf of Surface Care PRO Partners.


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