Considering a stainless steel shower niche?

There are two basic types of stainless steel shower niches, Finished and Tile Ready.

If you want waterproofing perfection and you appreciate a bold metallic finish in your shower niche, a Finished shower niche is probably your best bet.

If you want the waterproof integrity of welded stainless steel, but are also interested in a tiled shower niche, the Tile Ready niche is probably the best decision.

So if you’re still wondering, which is better….. which should I choose?…… We would say that both are equally great, each in their own way but there are a few things to consider (other than aesthetics), when trying to decide.

That’s why we at Redblock Industries (makers of the Finished shower niche below) wanted to explain the advantages of each of these two bulletproof shower niches (not actually bulletproof, but certainly waterproof). See the bullet points below each image to help you decide.

If you are confused about shower niches in general, you might find this post helpful:

Complete Shower Niche Guide (How Do You Choose?)

Finished Stainless Steel Shower Niche

Stainless steel shower niche - New-houzz-angled-empty-niche-greentile-scaled-to-250W-70jpg
    • Completely watertight welded stainless steel frame.
    • M-Block™ waterproofing flange – ensures secure wall attachment and secure bonding to all waterproofing membrane systems
    • Quick Installation
    • Integrated tile edge trim – Accommodates most tile thicknesses (up to 3/8″)
    • Redblock’s unique slotted shelf – drains water away to keep shelf items cleaner and dryer
    • Integrated washcloth hanger (lower shelf)
    • Cost effective because no tiling is required
    • Easy to clean – smooth PVD coated stainless steel finish
    • Scratch resistant – PVD finish is up to 10x harder than unfinished SS
    • Three built in storage levels
    • Extra height lower shelf for bulk size bottles
    • Three notches at the front of the upper shelf to hang your washing puffs, scrub brush, or soap-on-a-rope

Tile Ready Stainless Steel Shower Niche

  • Completely watertight welded stainless steel construction.
  • Bonds to any shower waterproofing membrane
  • Quick installation of stainless steel frame
  • Tile it to suite your personal style or your shower design
  • Install any number of shelves at any height you prefer (SS shelves sold separately)
  • Inside surface is specially coated to bond to most thin set mortars

The Stainless steel shower niche with unique features from Redblock Industries

Slotted Shelf & Wash Cloth Hanger keeps your items clean & dry

Slotted niche shelf with soap, razor, and washcloth

Slotted Shelf & Wash Cloth Hanger keeps your items clean & dry

One of the unique features of the Redblock stainless steel shower niche is a slotted, shelf to accommodate your soaps, razors, and tubs, & a long slot in front to hang your washcloth or puff.

Notched hanger for your Puff and Soap on a rope

Slotted niche shelf with soap, razor, and washcloth

Notched hanger for your Puff and Soap on a rope

Another unique feature exclusive to the Redblock N828 stainless steel shower niche are notches at the front edge of the top shelf, designed to hang your washing puff or brush, or a soap on a rope.

A stainless steel shower niche with Ample Storage

Ample niche storage: Niche with 4 bottles, bar soap & razor

A stainless steel shower niche with Ample Storage

The Redblock N1014 stainless steel shower niche provides a large and efficient storage area, with two storage levels; slotted shelf storage above, and bottle storage beneath. See our N1014 Spec sheet for dimensions.

A vertical stainless steel shower niche with three levels of Storage

Ample niche storage: Niche with 4 bottles, bar soap & razor

A vertical stainless steel shower niche with three levels of Storage

The Redblock N828 stainless steel shower niche is a vertical niche design that provides an even larger storage area. It has three levels of storage; two slotted shelves, one with notches for puff and soap on a rope storage, and an extra large storage area beneath that fits bulk sized bottles. See our N828 Spec sheet for dimensions.

Solid, Waterproof Structure

Waterproof niche - Redblock niche, back side showing welds

Solid, Waterproof Structure

The Redblock stainless steel shower niche is constructed from 18 guage, T304 stainless steel sheets, fully welded into a solid waterproof unibody.

M-Block™ waterproofing flange and integrated SS tile border flange

Niche tiling and mounting flanges on the Redblock bath / shower storage niche

M-Block™ waterproofing flange and integrated SS tile border flange

These two remarkable flanges allow the Redblock stainless steel shower niche to securely mount to your shower wall, integrate with the waterproofing membrane, and provide a beautiful stainless steel border between your niche and wall tile.

Quick Installation & Cost Effective

Quick Installation & Cost Effective

The Redblock stainless steel shower niche is quick to install, making it cost effective compared to any tiled shower niche.

  • Install the 2 horizontal framing pieces between the studs.
  • Install the tile backer board and cut the niche hole.
  • Place the niche, and screw it into your framing through the mounting holes.
  • Done!

Our Stainless steel shower niche is easy to clean

stainless steel shower niche - The Redblock niche showing easy to clean interior

Our Stainless steel shower niche is easy to clean

Made from smooth sheet stainless steel, naturally non-corroding, and non-porous, makes it super easy to clean. (see our Cleaning Tips).

 

Finally, a shower niche that is easy to clean! No more mouldy grout lines and soap scum buildup!

Home » Stainless steel shower niche – Choose the right one for you