Building concrete shower pan is possible, if you have three things: desire, time and some skills. Concrete shower pans are less expensive than shower bases made from marble, Corian, or even acrylic. The great advantage of these units is” flexibility” of designs. The master, making concrete shower pan installation, can change the sizes of the unit, if he understands the base size is not standard.
As the pan is the basic thing which “supports” the whole construction, it must be durable and withstand very hot water, temperature changes, chemical elements getting into its surface. Soaps, shampoo, detergents should leave no tracks on its surface. Concrete meets all these requirements. The cheapest variant to get a shower base is to make it from concrete and leave it as is it: rough and with no finish. Such a construction is not so attractive as acrylic or fiberglass shower pans, but its durability is awesome!
These pans are good got showers in your gardens, free standing showers in backyards. Some people build showers in basements and in garage. “Pure” concrete shower pan is for these areas. Acrylic shower pan on concrete looks elegant and can be chosen for any home bathroom. In case you have decided to make the work yourself, watch online video how to build a concrete shower pan and read recommendations of professionals. It will help.
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