Creating beautiful tub and shower wall surrounds has been Whitewater’s specialty for decades. When Utah builders and homeowners think of Grout-Free tub and shower wall surrounds like cultured marble, they think of Whitewater. Well now we’ve given cultured marble a facelift, with our new Tyvarian products. Design and style like you’ve never seen before in the bathroom.
Bathtub & Shower Panels
Similar to our Tyvarian® wall panels, Whitewater’s shower and bath panels are cultured marble with a gloss finish that comes in stock sizes or can be custom made to your specifications.
- Available in White
- Two edge options: finished or trim
- Available in Gloss, Subway and Danville
- Shampoo shelf
- Shower seat
Crystalline Colors: Available in Flat, Subway and Danville panels
Tyvarian Tub & Shower Panels
Tyvarian® products are created using an innovative and unique manufacturing process that incorporates high-definition images into hand-cast panels made here in Utah.
- Two surface finish options: matte or polished
- Edge finish options: Pencil trim, 4″ trim and metal trim.
- Shampoo shelf
- Shower seat
- Pencil trim
- Mini pencil trim
Tyvarian Popular Colors:
We have shampoo shelves available in solid White and Tyvarian, in both matte and gloss finishes. Our shampoo shelves come with a flat front edge; solid white shelves are 1/2″ thick and Tyvarian are 3/4″ thick.
How thick is cultured marble?
Standard thickness for cultured marble is ¼”. This thickness makes for durable wall panels that can easily be cut to any size for installation. Our cultured marble shelves are ½” and ¾” thick, including the gel coat on patterned options.
What Make Us Different
Low Maintenance Are you tired of scrubbing nasty tile grout? If you’ve ever had tile on your shower walls or floor, you know what a struggle it is to keep the grout lines clean of black and moldy spots. Not only is tile grout difficult to keep clean, but water can penetrate the grout and get behind the tile. This can lead to mildew and water damage, necessitating thousands of dollars in repairs. Whitewater surfaces, however, won’t ever require sealing, are grout-free and are impervious to water, mold and mildew.
Durability Try to chip, crack, or break it and you will see the true beauty of Whitewater surfaces. When we say our product is strong, that means that it exceeds industry-set standards for impact, scrubbability and stain resistance—and they are stronger than porcelain tile in drop tests. In addition, our wall panels are waterproof and grout-free.
Can I put shower panels over tiles?
While you technically can install panels over tile, Whitewater strongly recommends doing a full tear out. We recommend all of our customers have their shower/surround at the drywall stage when we come to install.
Are shower panels better than tiles?
We think so! Tiles create grouted lines that attract residue and are difficult to clean. Whitewater’s shower panels are grout free – we install using 100% silicone on any seam to ensure that no water can seep through. This creates an easier to clean, better sealed surface.
What’s the difference between shower panels and wall panels?
Shower panels and wall panels are two words for the same thing! Generally, you would refer to them as wall panels when a shower isn’t involved, like as backing for a bathtub.
Can shower panels be cut to size?
Yes! Shower panels can be adjusted to fit any bathroom needs. While we recommend having professionals install them, they can be done yourself.