Shower Options for Your Home
By: Allen Lyle
There are a number of options available for adding a new shower to your home, including:
- One-Piece Fiberglass Unit: Since the shower and surround consist of a single unit, they’re easy to install and reduce the change of a leak. However, it can be hard to fit a one-piece unit through existing doorways and around corners.
- Fiberglass Shower Pan with Separate Surround: You can also buy a shower pan and install the walls around it separately. This makes fitting through doorways easy, but it increases the chance of leaks, so be sure to caulk all seams.
- Cultured Marble Shower and Surround: Cultured marble is thicker and stronger than fiberglass. It comes in standard size sheets, which can be cut to the size desired. Custom features, like a shower seat or shelf, can be easily added.
- Tile Shower and Surround: Tile takes more work than the other options above, but the result is worth it. Mosaic tile patterns are available in sheets to make installation easier.
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