Responding to our story spotlighting Fiat terrazzo shower bases in 30 sizes and shapes, super-commenter ineffablespace shared this tip: Do you like the look of terrazzo but can’t quite find the right size in a prefab shower base? Consider having a custom shower base fabricated for you out of Corian ‘Silver Birch.’
If by any chance, they (Fiat) don’t have the size you need, you need something that weighs a little less, or you need something with a particularly customized shape, Corian Silver Birch makes a decent stand-in for the typical shower pan appearance – just more dark grey rather than black particulate. The price differential looks like it wouldn’t be much, depending upon the fabricator. I sent these pictures to the fabricator to show the work installed: Shower pan — walls are vertically coved as well. This is the entire width of the bathroom, 48″.
Cove detail repeated on vanity top — the wall tile here is also coved vertically. (We will be putting in a rubber gasket to conceal the frame of the cabinet at the bottom of the grommet hole. The faucet is Kohler Taboret (discontinued 2015), designed in the 1960s or 1970s. You can see, since the cove is fabricated, not poured, an area where the particulate is not the same. This doesn’t really read that much when you look at the top in person.
We love the look of the Corian shower base — and that you made the vanity top with integral sink matchy-matchy — and oooooh, those coved pieces of tile in the corners of the shower and sink — genius! Mega thanks for the tip and the photos, ineffablespace!