Terrazzo is an era-appropriate material to use in a midcentury home — either as flooring or in the bathroom. These terrazzo shower bases by Fiat come in 30 shapes and sizes — a great find — great variety!!!! — to consider as part of a gut remodel of your bathroom or for a replacement shower pan. Pam says that if she had known about these when she renovated her bathrooms 10 years ago, they would have been very strong contenders indeed. Heck yeah there is more →
These terrazzo shower bases from Crane look like the real deal. The website says that they truly are marble chips embedded in concrete, then polished to a high gloss. I have shower bases in two of my three bathrooms, and when I renovated about 5 years ago, I went with simple white Swanstone solid surface. While the Swanstone has worked out fine, I definitely would have checked out these Crane bases, if I’d known about them. Terrazzo is a most noble, retro material! These bases come in several colors (hint: go neutral) and sizes (hint: go minimum 36″x42″). Here’s the link to the Crane page.
Hey, if you have a Swanstone or fiberglass base, the only thing I can get to really keep it clean it Lysol Basin Tub & Tile Cleaner. The liquid spray is best – my husband actually orders it online. Using this cleaner, I really can keep the white base looking like new – although it may take several soaking applications. Suzie Homemaker (a real joke, you can bet), over and out.
Shower bases, also called shower pans or shower receptors — whether made from terrazzo, enameled cast iron, or another solid surface — are a popular alternative to tiled shower floors for midcentury homes. In this story, I’ve rounded up a collection of shower bases you can find new today in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and price points. These could work well in a restoration, remodel or built-from-scratch midcentury style bathroom.Heck yeah there is more →
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.’Heck yeah there is more →