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Comparing The Bathroom Remodeling Materials Offered by JSB

June 10th, 2024 | 4 min read

By Callie Lovejoy

ice-cream-flavors-ranked-jpgImagine you are a kid going to an ice cream shop and you get to pick any flavor you want. None of the options are bad! It’s ice cream! But a few of the flavors are going to be more to your taste than others. Maybe you sample two or three flavors before selecting the one that satisfies your cravings.

Your bathroom remodel should be the adult version of picking out your favorite ice cream flavor! Although let’s be honest, you never outgrow going to an ice cream shop. You can look through samples presented by your contractor and choose the colors and styles that best fit your design taste.

Over the last 46 years we at JSB Home Solutions have seen homeowners get frustrated and overwhelmed when choosing materials. So we put our years of bathroom remodeling experience to use to curate three specific series of bathroom materials that we’re confident will meet your needs without breaking the bank. In this article, we’ll be discussing the specific materials we we offer here at JSB. 

After reading this article you’ll be better prepared to make a decision on which of our three series is best suited for your needs.

Table of Contents:

How Did We Choose Our Bathroom Materials?

DSC_4047-2-1Here at JSB, our promise is to give you the best value in your bathroom materials; striking the perfect balance between cost and quality. That means that we may not be the lowest price, but we don’t want to be if that means we have had to compromise on the quality of the products that we stand behind.

We consider three factors when choosing what materials to offer homeowners.

  1. Longevity: We look for materials that are built to last with minimal upkeep. 
  2. Durability: We look for materials that will stay beautiful the entire time it is in your home. 
  3. Selections: Part of the fun of a home remodel is customizing your space to fit your needs, wants, and style. The products we offer come in many colors, patterns, textures, and styles so that anyone can find a design that fits their lifestyle.

Every single material in each of our three series maintains these qualities. 

What Comes Standard in a JSB Bathroom Remodel?

Certain things come with every JSB bathroom remodel, regardless of the series you choose.

  1. Limited Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty: Not only do our products often have manufacturer warranties, but we also warranty our installation of those products with our limited lifetime craftsmanship warranty.DSC_9210-scaled
  2. Amish-Built Vanities: The cabinets that JSB installs are all Ohio Amish-built cabinets. With an all-hardwood cabinet and metal, soft-close drawer guides, and door hinges, your vanity will be as strong as it is beautiful.
  3. Shower Accessory Options: No matter which shower system you choose, you have options when it comes to what else goes in your shower. Recessed wall caddies, a corner foot shelf, floating shelves, grab bars, etc. are all possibilities.Doegen-6-1-1017x1536
  4. Moen Bathroom Fixtures: Moen is a tried and true American brand for bathroom fixtures. The fittings for pieces that run water are all brass rather than plastic. You can choose a style and all of your fixtures (i.e. shower heads, sink faucets, toilet paper holders, towel bars, lights, etc.) can match in that style. You also have the option to mix and match between styles if you choose.
  5. Onyx Shower Bases: You’ll read about Onyx shower walls in our Select Series but using Onyx as a standard shower base ensures you have a completely waterproof floor that also gives you more shape flexibility than using acrylic shower bases.

The decision that will determine which series you choose will be what material you want for your shower walls.

JSB Home Solutions’ Three Bathroom Series

Our bathroom series is organized by material price. They all meet JSB’s standards of quality and value and each offers a unique advantage. We will use an average 60” x 30” walk-in shower for price comparisons. The timelines and costs in this article are for the shower portion of a bathroom remodel.

Smart Series

Acrylic Shower Colors-1In our Smart Series, your shower walls will be acrylic wall panels. Acrylic is a plastic-based material that is completely waterproof, quick and simple to install, and comes with the lowest price tag of your three options. The Smart Series is best suited for you if you are looking for the most budget-friendly choice without losing design options.

Shower Installation Timeline: 1-2 days

Average Cost: $8,000 - $13,000.

Smart Series Graphic

Select Series

Solid Surface Shower Walls_4-1For the Select Series, JSB installs shower walls by The Onyx Collection. Onyx is a stone-based product that is more resistant to scratches and dents than acrylic wall panels. This material is also completely waterproof and mold and mildew-resistant. The Select Series is the right choice for homeowners looking for more durability and a greater selection of colors, patterns, and textures than what acrylic offers.

Shower Installation Timeline: 1-2 days 

Average Cost: $10,000 - $15,000.

Select Series Graphic

Signature Series

Tyvarian SamplesLast but not least, the Signature Series uses Tyvarian for the shower walls. Tyvarian is, “manufactured with a new technology that incorporates high-definition images into cultured marble.” Tyvarian gives you the look of natural stone without the expense and is moisture, mildew, scrub, and UV resistant. You also get the added benefit of unlimited design possibilities. The Signature Series is perfect for you if you want your shower to be the focal point of your bathroom and ooze a sense of luxury.

Shower Installation Timeline: 1-2 days

Average Cost: $14,000 - $20,000.

Signature Series Graphic

Can I Mix and Match Between Series?

The answer here is, “You probably shouldn’t”. Since the wet space walls are what determine the series that you select, you probably don’t want to pick multiple types of shower walls or tub surrounds for the same bathroom. However, you could choose the Select Series for a master bathroom and the Smart Series for a kid’s bathroom for example.

In addition, any of the other bathroom components come in different colors and styles and those are not specific to a certain bathroom series. You are able to choose from any of the options we offer, regardless of the series you choose. Your JSB design consultant can help you decide what colors and styles will bring your vision to life during a showroom visit.

Which Series is Right for My Bathroom Project?

Now is the time to sample your ice cream flavors! Explore each of the material options offered in the Smart, Select, and Signature Series and compare them to your project goals. 

If budget is your biggest consideration and a plastic wet space wall isn’t a dealbreaker, the Smart Series is the right choice for you.

The Select Series is the best choice if you are looking for more durability and color/design options.

If you want your bathroom to have a luxurious feel with a statement shower, then the Signature Series can make it happen.

The series you choose will affect your overall bathroom project cost with JSB. Your design consultant can help you walk through your selections to make sure that your project addresses your project goals while staying within your budget. Luckily, your bathroom remodel timeline with JSB will look very much the same no matter what series you choose.

Explore all the bathroom possibilities and let yourself sample the flavors. And then pick the one that satisfies your taste buds…I mean, matches your vision!

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