Don’t like your existing shower unit? You may want to consider installing a pre-fabricated shower over the bathroom flooring you already have. Pre-fab showers are very convenient and come with a hassle-free installation process. Here’s some more information to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your bathroom.
The cost of a pre-fabricated shower depends on the quality of the unit, the size of the shower being outfitted, and any extras added. There are units available for under $1,000, or over $1,000 depending on what you are looking for. Get a couple price quotes from local bathroom installers to find out what a new pre-fabricated shower would cost.
Pre-fabricated units are extremely durable and built to withstand normal wear and tear.
The maintenance required of a pre-fabricated shower is the same as that required of a customized shower unit. Regularly clean with soap and water and avoid the buildup of mildew.
Pre-fabricated showers can be molded from fiberglass, laminate, or acrylic.
Yes, pre-fabricated showers are lightweight enough to allow homeowners to install them themselves. They also don’t require the supporting underlayment like heavier tile showers would, for instance. Just make sure to do your research and know that you are up for the challenge beforehand.
It wasn’t until indoor plumbing became a viable option for homes in 1850 that people began using freestanding showers. However, the bath was still more popular than the shower until the second part of the 20th century.
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