Shower Materials

Designer Materials For Your Shower Remodel

As an independent Houston bath remodeler, we have the ability to customize your new bathroom or shower with the exact materials you want:

  • Tile is not your only choice (although it is a popular one!).
  • If you are tired of grout and tile and want to consider quality, non-tile shower materials, our grout-free Onyx Collection and thin stone slab products are great choices.
  • Alternately, there are various ways we can make tile easier to clean and maintain for the long term, without the problems you are currently experiencing.
  • We are NOT a plastic bathroom company and do not offer plastic / acrylic shower walls.

We will guide you through the selections process to help you land on the best fit for your unique situation.  We guarantee our workmanship against leaks and other problems with all of these material choices.




Custom Tile

Far and away, the most customizable and varied option for your bathroom is tile.

We work with porcelain, ceramic, stone, glass, metal, and concrete tile.  Anything you can dream up, or anything you’ve seen in a magazine or online, can be built in your space.  When properly designed and installed, custom tile work should last as long as the home.

The limitations of tile shower materials are that they require greater effort and planning in the design phase, additional time and expense to install correctly, and more frequent maintenance than slab or panel systems.

With tile, it is very important that the installer follow TCNA (Tile Council of North America) guidelines.  The TCNA provides industry-best practices and standards for waterproofing, layout, thinset coverage, grouting, and sealing.

Unfortunately, most tile installers do not educate themselves in this regard.  As a result, there is wide variability in the quality of tile installations, and many horror stories about leaky tile showers.  The fact is, properly-installed tile should not leak.  Period!  Since tile and grout are not waterproof, these issues ultimately boil down to the type and quality of waterproofing.  At Simplicity, we use Schluter KERDI products to achieve our watertight, leak-free shower systems, and we have been an Authorized Schluter Dealer since 2014.  See more at

Our TCNA-compliant tile shower and bath installations vary in price from basic to extravagant, and usually require additional time to build versus panel systems such as Onyx Collection (see below).  View our Pricing Guide for more information on pricing.



Onyx Collection

Onyx is an American-made, versatile solid-surface material that is ideal for a variety of bathrooms and showers.

This material is especially popular with homeowners who want to cut down on the maintenance associated with tile and grout.  It is suitable for single family homes and condominiums, as well as upscale hotels and senior facilities.

Onyx Collection offers custom-made shower bases, wall surrounds, vanity tops, and tub decks that are known for their attractive appearance, durability, and ease of cleaning.  There are over 60 total colors available.  Onyx guarantees its products from the factory for the life of your home, and all Onyx products are 100% Made in the USA.  

This unique, proprietary material is NOT a cultured marble product.  Instead, the density of Onyx is consistent throughout the product, a feature which eliminates the warpage and curling common with cultured marble.  It shares the same base ingredient as DuPont’s Corian® – aluminum trihydrate.

We have worked with this manufacturer since our founding in 2014.  They’ve been very reliable, and our clients have required very few service calls on this product. 

We install complete and partial Onyx systems for tub-to-shower conversionscustom showers, and tub surrounds.  We also offer coordinating Onyx countertops for bathroom vanities.

Onyx shower bases can be combined with tile, stone slab, or Onyx walls, and they coordinate well with all of these options.  We can even install a tile inlay within an Onyx wall system.

See our Gallery section for many examples of what can be done with Onyx Collection products.

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Natural Stone & Porcelain Slabs

For a truly upscale look that combines the unmatched beauty of real natural stone with an easy-to-clean, waterproof panel, consider our exclusive “thin stone” and 2cm quartz shower wall systems.

We can install thin stone slabs, soap dishes, and accessories in a variety of natural stone types.  Stone can be integrated with almost any style or color scheme. 

Thin stone and 2cm slabs are ideal for shower and tub surrounds, accent panels, and feature walls, and can be coordinated with matching stone shower bases, vanity tops, floor tiles, mosaics, and pencil trim.  We also offer translucent versions of these products which can be backlit with LED lighting.

Natural stone shower walls are a groutless solution that will last forever, without requiring frequent maintenance.  Periodic re-sealing will be needed, but this is easy, and we’ll even show you how to do it.

There are very few bathroom remodelers in Houston with the expertise to properly install this kind of product.






Additional Products

In addition to the shower materials above, we also offer a full range of products to remodel and update the rest of your bathroom, including:


  • Acrylic, cast stone, and cast iron tubs
  • A full selection of shower flooring products and tiles
  • 4 different lines of cabinetry, plus cabinet hardware
  • Stone and solid surface countertop options
  • A full range of fixtures, faucets, and bath accessories
  • Bathroom flooring and accent walls
  • Interior doors door hardware, and trim
  • Lighting, mirrors, LED mirrors, and exhaust fans
  • Window and blind/shade replacement for bathroom windows.


If you live in Greater Houston and have a bathroom remodeling project you’d like to tackle, call us at 832-464-7251.

Simplicity Bath