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Old 06-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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What options are available for prefab shower bases? Most places only have fiberglass ones, but I don't like the plasticy hollow feel of it.

A friend recommended terazzo a faux stone made of concrete. Just curious if there any other similar options?

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Acrylic.
The bases are supported with a filler, they're not just laid on the floor.

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Acrylic.
The bases are supported with a filler, they're not just laid on the floor.
Even so, acrylic has the plastic look. I've never seen one installed that didn't look & feel cheap IMO. At least not in the showrooms I've been to.
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Even so, acrylic has the plastic look. I've never seen one installed that didn't look & feel cheap IMO. At least not in the showrooms I've been to.
So, install a tile shower base. The learning curve is higher, but if you're happy with the look, go for it.
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Tile-redi - a shower pan you tile over:
http://www.tileredi.com/?gclid=CImN6...FRJ1gwod2j9XJw

I have not used one, but am considering one for a upcoming project.
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Tile-redi - a shower pan you tile over:
http://www.tileredi.com/?gclid=CImN6...FRJ1gwod2j9XJw

I have not used one, but am considering one for a upcoming project.

DANGER!!!!! Look for old posts on these---bad news---failures--Lots of them!!!!

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Cultured marble bases are nice and available from many counter top manufacturers.

Lots of colors.

I've installed many over the years without an issue,They are very heavy--get a friend to help carry it.
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DANGER!!!!! Look for old posts on these---bad news---failures--Lots of them!!!!

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Yes, was just reading through a couple post - does not sound good. Thanks.

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