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Custom Accessible Showers and Shower Bases

If you are thinking about adding an accessible shower to your bathroom renovation, you will need to think about the type of shower base you want installed.

There are several types of shower bases that you can consider. Your choice of shower base depends on factors such as your bathroom layout, style preferences, budget, and any specific needs you might have.

Below are some common types of shower bases:

Acrylic Shower Base:

Acrylic bases are lightweight and relatively easy to install. They come in various shapes and sizes, including rectangular, square, and neo-angle. Acrylic is durable and can be molded to create a range of designs.

Fiberglass Shower Base:

Similar to acrylic, fiberglass shower bases are lightweight and cost-effective. They are constructed from layers of fiberglass reinforced with resin. They’re available in different colors and textures.

Enamel-Coated Steel Shower Base:

These bases are made from a steel sheet coated with enamel. They are sturdy and durable, resistant to chipping and scratching. They can be more affordable than some other options but may be heavier to install.

Solid Surface Shower Base:

Solid surface bases are made from a composite material that’s usually a mix of natural minerals and resins. They can be custom-molded to fit your space and are available in various colors and textures. They’re durable and often have a seamless look.

Tiled Shower Base:

These bases are constructed from materials like foam or concrete that can be tiled over. They provide the flexibility to match the base with your bathroom tiles seamlessly. Proper waterproofing is crucial when installing a tiled base.

Stone Resin Shower Base:

Stone resin bases are made by combining crushed stone and resin. They offer a luxurious and natural look, resembling stone, while also being easy to maintain.

Cast Iron Shower Base:

Cast iron bases are known for their durability and classic appearance. They’re extremely sturdy but can be heavy and may require additional support during installation.

Custom Concrete Shower Base:

For a truly unique look, you can opt for a custom concrete base. These are poured on-site and can be designed to fit your space perfectly.

Prefabricated Tile Shower Pan:

These are ready-made bases with integrated tile flanges that simplify the tiling process. They provide the look of a tiled shower without the need for constructing a traditional mud bed.

Barrier-Free Shower Base:

Also known as zero-threshold or curbless bases, these are designed for easy accessibility. They allow you to walk directly into the shower without any raised edges.


When choosing a shower base for your renovation, consider factors such as the overall design of your bathroom, maintenance requirements, water drainage, and accessibility needs. It’s also essential to ensure proper installation and waterproofing to prevent leaks and water damage.

You can take a look at our supplier for shower bases here or take a look at their catalog of shower ideas to get some inspiration for your shower.

If you’re unsure about which type of shower base to choose, reach out to Classic Renovations. We can discuss your options for your renovation and make sure they fit your budget, needs and style.