I have three bathrooms, and originally, they all had 60″ (beat to heck) tubs. When I renovated them five years ago, I wanted showers rather than tubs in two of the three. But, I was on a budget and was put off by the high cost to have a plumber prepare a shower base to tile. So…with little other choice…I installed plain white Swanstone solid surface shower pans. In reality, these have been fine. They get dirty fast – but clean up nicely with Lysol Basin Tub & Tile cleaner.
If I would have known then about these Crane Terrazzo shower bases, I most likely would have gone with them. Or – if this Tile Redi easy-to-tile shower base had been available, I might also have used it. (Website: tileredi.com). One thing to remember when tiling a shower base – you must use unfinished tiles, or else you will slip. I am generally quite matchy-matchy when comes to surface finishes, especially in small bathrooms. So if you go with the tiled shower pan, I’d tend to also recommend the same unfinished floor tile for the rest of the bathroom floor.