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5 Myths About Shower Wall Panels

5 min read
  • Shower Features

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Before you remodel your shower, you’ll need to do some research. Part of this process may include sorting through misinformation and misconceptions about shower walls and panels. To save you time and stress, we’re here to separate fact from fiction. Learn how the KOHLER® LuxStone shower debunks the 5 biggest myths about shower wall panels.


Myth 1: Acrylic is your only material choice.

Acrylic is only one of many shower surface options that you can choose from. Shower wall materials vary by quality, appearance and price.

Made of an exclusive blend of crushed stone and other natural materials, LuxStone shower walls outperform in every way. They are durable, customizable, easy to install, inexpensive, low-maintenance and nonporous, which make them a great option for your custom shower.

A traditional showerhead and floating shelf against CrossCut dune.


Myth 2: Only standard sizes are available.

Many people with custom-sized showers believe tile is their only option, which isn’t the case. In fact, most shower wall panel materials can be cut to the exact dimensions of any walk-in shower, including LuxStone® shower walls. They were designed to be custom-fitted on site and installed in as little as one day, so they perfectly fit your shower space.

Shower wall dimensions


Myth 3: Grout-free custom-sized showers don’t exist.

Contrary to popular belief, custom-sized showers can actually be installed with grout-free wall panels. For example, LuxStone shower walls are affixed with hidden joints and trim to ensure there is no difficult grout to maintain, making cleaning easier and the panels last longer.

Photo of model cleaning LuxStone walls with KOHLER Cleaners


Myth 4: They look cheap and flimsy.

Traditional shower systems made of acrylic or other wall panel materials can be flimsy and appear cheap. LuxStone combats this myth by offering quality design and texture for a fraction of the cost of tile or stone alternatives. Plus, the combination of crushed stone and other natural materials creates a shower wall that is stronger and lasts longer than most other common shower surfaces. When you choose LuxStone, you can be confident in the caliber of your shower knowing that all parts and labor are covered by the Kohler Co. Lifetime Limited Warranty.

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Myth 5: White and beige are your only color choices.

While you can’t go wrong with classic neutrals like white and beige, sometimes you want a pop of color to bring life and dimension to your shower space. LuxStone shower walls come in a modern matte finish and a variety of patterns and colors so you can easily express your style and personality through your custom shower design. Select the same style for every wall to create a uniform look, or mix solids and patterns to create an eye-catching accent wall.

Blue bathroom with glass shower door open


Fact: LuxStone shower walls elevate your walk-in shower design.

The material you choose for your shower walls has a major impact on the look and feel of your whole bathroom. LuxStone shower walls come in a variety of colors that can be coordinated with the bases and accessories for a seamless, modern look. Explore which shower wall design best suits your style.

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