When you install a shower, the first thing to contemplate on is the shower base which will serve as the foundation for the shower enclosure. Therefore it is very crucial to make the right choice. If you select a base that cracks or leaks down the road, the costs can be significant because it may require replacing the entire stall or it might have damage the floor below the base. None can claim that a particular type of shower base is better than the others, with each type having its own benefits, acrylic shower pans are near the top of the list in popularity. Here we discuss the pros and cons of acrylic shower bases.
- More cost effective than a tile, marble, or solid surface shower base
- Light & easy to work with
- One-piece: Low maintenance
- Non-porous: Waterproof
- Comfortable and warmer than tile
- Anti-slip：More friendly to Oldman
- Not generally associated with high end projects
Most high end luxury homes/hotel will choose tile, stone or solid surface showers vs. acrylic to match the design.
- Homeowners can’t create custom sizes
Among the most frequently mentioned disadvantages, inflexible sizing ranks high. Since these units are made in standard sizes if you need a custom size acrylic will not be the option for you. Also, because the pans are factory made, the drain locations cannot be varied. In remodeling projects it can be helpful — and save on plumbing costs — to use the old drain location. Since drain locations are pre-set with an acrylic base, you may have to move your existing plumbing.