Panning for Gold: Creating a Custom Shower Pan

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You probably don’t put too much thought into your shower pan on a day-to-day basis. Yes, it’s the thing that goes at the bottom of your shower. It holds water and prevents it from getting on the shower base below. In all likelihood, you’ve only ever touched a shower pan with your feet—or perhaps a rubber-gloved hand during a fit of cleaning. 

Ultimately, your shower pan probably isn’t top-of-mind. But you’ll sure be thinking about it if it ever springs a leak. While a shower pan may not seem like the most consequential item on your must-have renovation list, it’s a pretty crucial bathroom element. The humble shower pan works hard without much recognition to keep your bathroom neat and tidy, ensuring that water runoff is going down the drain and not into your subfloor. 

Custom Shower Pan Considerations

A job well-done now will save you grief and a hefty repair bill down the line. Here are our tips for a perfectly-fitted custom shower pan.

The Power of the Pan

Every shower needs a pan – you simply can’t have one without the other. The shower pan’s role is to protect your subfloor—that is, the base underneath the shower—from becoming damp, damaged, or moldy. It slopes ever-so-slightly downwards towards the drain, ensuring that all excess water from your shower gets where it needs to go. 

Proper drainage in your shower is crucial to a clean, healthy bathroom. Poor drainage leads to stagnant water, something no homeowner wants to deal with. It quickly becomes inconvenient, smelly, and in some situations, establishes a breeding ground for bacteria that can make you ill.

All things considered, it’s evident that the right shower pan, while not particularly glamorous, is critical to your shower’s functionality. The proper pan can protect your home, your health, and your investment.

winthorpe remodeling custom shower pansWhy Choose A Custom Shower Pan?

So why is a custom-designed and built shower pan right for you? Let’s take a look at just a few of the benefits:

Seamless Fit 

A custom pan that is designed for your shower means a product that is made to measure. It is precise, and no adjustments are needed before installation. This makes the ordering and installation process a breeze. Plus, it takes away the stress of wondering if you have the right pan for your bathroom.

Atypical Specs

If you have a shower that does not fit the typical dimensions or that has an off-center drain, a custom shower pan is likely just the thing for you. Buying a custom pan is much less expensive than attempting to move the drain and all the plumbing that’s attached to it, and it is much simpler to install as well.

A Match Made in Heaven

A custom shower pan can be shaped and designed to match your vision. If you are building a new shower stall from scratch, a custom pan can be molded to fit your specs. No matter how challenging the size, shape, location, or layout your shower might be, a custom pan will make it look like it’s meant to be there. If your shower is already designed and installed, fitting it with a custom-made pan is quick and simple.

Optimal Layout

A custom pan can be created to fit even the coziest of showers. Whether the shower stall is big, small, or wedged into a corner of your bathroom, a custom pan means that you don’t have to restrict yourself to what’s on the shelf. Let your imagination run wild, and don’t worry about whether you’ll be able to find a pan that fits.

winthorpe remodeling custom shower pansStill not convinced? 

Consider these points:

  • Quick and easy installation. A shower pan is a single-piece unit, making for speedy, simple installation, so you don’t have to wait around for the job to be finished. 
  • Low-maintenance. A pan is incredibly easy to clean and care for, so it’s perfect for low-maintenance homeowners. Because a custom pan fits seamlessly into the stall, there are no nooks or crannies to accumulate grime—and no grouting to scrub and reseal. 
  • Plenty of options. Customization options make shower pans incredibly flexible and appropriate for all. You can also take advantage of custom safety and mobility features, including low curbs and non-slip surfaces.

With all these benefits, you’re sure to find a custom shower pan that’s a perfect fit for your space. Let us take care of the details so you can enjoy the results. Connect today, and let’s talk about it. 

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