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The shower pan is the part you stand on, or is underneath the materials you stand on.
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Some shower pans are covered in tile (natural stone, marble, ceramic, etc) while others are used as is and are not covered.
Which one makes the most sense for you depends on what your major concern is:
Unusual size or shape
When you want an unusual size or shape, you must build a custom pan. You may have heard the term “hot mop“. For custom shower pans this is the old style of making the pan water tight. While it is still done by some, the newer method is through the use of a rubber membrane made specifically for this purpose.
Low maintenance mean engineered stone (Rembrandt, Swanstone, Caesarstone, etc). Except for elaborate custom configurations, they’re the most expensive, but they require zero maintenance ever and are very easy to clean.
Tile is desired
If want a tile surface, be it ceramic, travertine, granite, whatever, you need a pan that will take tile. Your options are; acrylic (not fiberglass) or custom.
Inexpensive is desired
Fiberglass is specifically made as the low end option.
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