5 Trends in Bathroom and Shower Design

The bathroom is often considered the spa of the home; beautiful design and modern conveniences create a space for relaxation and rejuvenation. Curious as to what is in demand in the marketplace? We’ve rounded up the top five trends in bathroom and shower design. Check them out below!

1. Linear Drains

This type of drain allows for the use of large format tiles and delivers a modern and contemporary shower design. 

2. Frameless Glass Wall

A frameless glass wall or door between tiled walls showcases modern design and creates a stunning appearance.

3. Large Format Tile

Consumers want a sleek and contemporary bathroom; using large format tiles in bathroom and shower floors creates fewer grout joints. 

4. Curbless Showers

Both millennials and baby boomers are requesting this style of shower in their bathrooms. Millennials want to see modern, clean lines in their bathrooms; this style allows for the use of large format tiles and makes the bathroom appear larger.

Baby boomers are more practical and want curbless—or barrier-free—showers to ensure their safety. Tripping over a curb and falling are a concern for this group; they want to retire in a home that is accessible. 

5. Tub-free

It’s more common to take a shower than soak in the bathtub, so it’s no surprise that homeowners are requesting larger showers and eliminating the bathtub entirely. With the addition of a larger shower comes the need for grab bars, benches and niches. This creates a comfortable and relaxing shower experience.

These design trends have one quality in common—they allow for customization. Tenants want to be able to create a space that is exactly tailored for their style and needs. In fact, they’re likely to spend more money on their bathroom in order to get a spa experience at home. USG has a solution for these demands: the USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System.

This completely waterproofed, linear drain shower system is easier and faster to install than traditional shower construction. Together, the USG Durock™ Brand Infinity Drain™ Shower System pairs high-performance USG Durock™ Brand Shower System components with decorative linear drains from Infinity Drain™. This innovative system offers architects, designers and contractors one complete waterproof shower installation made easy.

This system was created to enhance the comprehensive offerings of the USG Durock™ Brand Shower System—a fully customizable system with a vast selection of drains, curbs, niches and benches to suit every unique style. While this system allows for a beautiful exterior appearance, it’s what lies beneath that is truly spectacular. 

The USG Durock™ Brand Shower System is a fully bonded waterproofing system for tiled shower installations and is designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower. Additionally, this is a superior, engineered system that is faster and easier to install than traditional mud bed shower construction making it ideal for weekend warriors and professional installers alike.

To learn more about USG Tile & Flooring Solutions, please visit: usg.com/tileandflooring and durockshowersystem.com.