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What Is LuxStone™ and How Does It Compare to Tile and Acrylic?


Acrylic or tile– that’s the usual question when it comes to choosing your bathroom walls. But today there’s a third option: LuxStone™ by Kohler®. If you’re due for a bathroom renovation, this newly-engineered material could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Read on to find out how this new material differs from acrylic and tile, and what it will mean for the future of the bath industry.

What Is LuxStone™?

LuxStone™ is a proprietary engineered stone composite material. It’s backed by Kohler®’s 140 years of engineering experience and designed to be both durable and affordable. LuxStone™ is completely customizable, so you can have exactly the look and the features you want. The joints are sealed so there’s no room for mildew to spread, and the surfaces are easy to wipe clean.

How Does LuxStone™ Compare to Tile and Acrylic?

Check out below how LuxStone™ compares to typical shower wall coverings to decide whether this new material is the right choice for your home. Here are some features and benefits of both acrylic and tile shower walls to compare.

Acrylic Bathroom Walls:

  • Smooth surface is easy to clean
  • Resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria
  • More affordable than tile
  • Resistant to scratching and chipping

Tile Bathroom Walls: 

  • Versatile design and color options
  • Available in a range of materials, including ceramic, stone, and glass
  • Variety of tile sizes available, so design is easy to customize to the wall space
  • Easier options to repair if damaged. It’s possible to replace individual tiles in need of repair, rather than replacing the entire wall surface

Now compare these surfaces to LuxStone™: LuxStone™ offers the best of both worlds. It combines the design versatility of tile with the affordability and durability acrylic, all while enhancing the overall customization and style of your bathroom.

What Are the Advantages of LuxStone™?

LuxStone™ design options include a wide array of colors and patterns. You’ll be able to choose anything from a smooth, minimalist white wall to a textured pattern that mimics the delicate veining of marble. Or mix and match solid colors and patterns to create one-of-a-kind customized shower walls.

The customization that LuxStone™ offers don’t end there. The Kohler® system provides a range of shower fixtures and finishes. You’ll find standard, traditional, and contemporary options here to suit your bathroom aesthetic.

Kohler® also offers shelves and accessories to add further functionality to your shower. Choose shower bars, floating shelves for small accessories, and space-saving recessed shelves and movable seat to achieve the sleek shower of your dreams.

LuxStone™ is about more than just design and customization. It’s a durable choice for your shower walls that’s installed with a tight seal so it won’t allow moisture to spread or mold to form.
With the seal LuxStone™ provides, water damage will become a worry of the past, and your shower will be easier to clean and maintain than ever.

The first step is to get a free quote from a certified installer (certified design specialist) at NEWPRO. Our specialists can help you design your custom bath space.  Because LuxStone™ is quick to install, your new shower could be ready in as little as one day! Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the ease and beauty of your new shower wall system for a lifetime to come!

August 6, 2018

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