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Bathroom Ideas – Mountain View – Showers – Single Piece Pans
The lead article in this series is titled Bathroom Ideas.
As the name implies, a single piece shower pan is a shower pan that is made of a single piece of material.
They are made of various materials in the following groupings:
- Fiberglass – lowest quality
- Acrylic – better
- Engineered stone – best (and there are many different types)
The big advantage of single piece pans is they are reliable (maybe fiberglass not so much).
They tend not to leak eight years down the road due to some material deterioration.
Is the lowest quality and the least expensive.
Unless you are on a really tight budget, I recommend avoiding fiberglass as they just feel flimsy and over time the corners do crack, which eventually (maybe 10 or 12 years or so) lead to leaking.
Must be avoided if you wish to install tile.
Is much better quality,
Can be tiled if you wish, but does not have to be.
Is the highest quality and the most expensive.
Is made by several manufacturers, comes in many finishes and many colors.
Can not be tiled, but some finishes are made to look like tile.