Yes, You Can Have Natural Stone Tile in the Shower
Avoiding Mold & MIldew
The issue with mold and mildew is not the surface in your shower, but the water. Water that doesn’t drain away can cause mold and mildew growth. If your surfaces are water repellent, drain properly and dry quickly, you won’t have to worry about mold or mildew.
stone Slab in the Shower
Maintain stone slab in the shower by ensuring it is sealed well once per year. This will help the stone repel water and keep mold and mildew at bay.
Polishing & Sealing
Grout & CAulk
DRAINAGE & VENTILATION
When you update your bathroom with a stone shower, don’t forget to plan for a system that will help you get rid of moisture and preserve your natural stone. Excellent drainage is a must. Any nooks or shelves should be built in with drainage, as well as the drainage on the floor of the shower.
Ventilation helps dry out the shower and keep mildew and mold from developing. Fans are good and so are central air vents. Your contractor can help you make the right choices from the start if you plan with your stone in mind.
*Always check manufacturer recommendations before installing shower stone to ensure proper and safe installation.