A shower base is a ready-made floor that comes with numerous advantages over traditional tile. These all-in-one pieces come equipped with a drain hole, side walls and threshold, and they’re sloped for proper water drainage. Also called shower receptors or pans, these units are leak-resistant and don’t require grout like tile, so they’re easy to maintain. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit any shower.
|What you can expect|
|Range per basin:||$535.68||$909.11|
|Range for this type of project:||$536||$909|
Shower Base Installation Cost
Cost of rectangular polymer-composite shower base with integrated drain.
Basic Labor for Shower Base Installation
Standard labor cost to install shower base. Base will be level, fit, and secured. Shower drain will be connected to existing drain line. Planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup are included.
Job Supplies for Shower Base Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install a shower base|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per basin||$371.36|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 basin||$710.82|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 basin||$527.10 - $894.55|
Shower bases are available in many different arrangements. Homeowners can choose a left, right or center drain placement and opt for a removable drain cover. For safer, easier entry, a low threshold is something to consider. Built-in seats are available as well. Shower base materials include acrylic and enameled cast iron. These materials are often treated with a non-slip coating to prevent accidents.
There are a variety of things that determine how much the installation of a shower base may cost. The size of the unit makes a difference, as does the material from which the base is made. If the piece is heavy, homeowners may need more than one installation professional, which may affect the price. If an old unit is being removed and disposed of, this may also impact the cost.
The installation of a shower base should be done by a licensed contractor. These pieces can be large and difficult to move and place into the proper position. An improperly installed base can result in leaks, which lead to costly water damage. Professionals have the necessary expertise and required equipment to complete a seamless, long-lasting installation.