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All acrylic shower pans are not created equal. Your shower pan is the ‘foundation’ of your shower. If it fails everything above it has to go. You’ll need a quality base which will compliment your shower walls and decorative glass which won’t have to replace.

Shower Base Guide

In this page see how Innovate Building Solutions ‘Contempo’ line of acrylic pans are built to last and not flex when you walk on them. See how they’re styled to fit modern bathroom designs. Learn how their safety-first designs protect your family. Click through the tabs to dig deeper.

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Benefits

Benefits of the ‘Contempo’ Line of Acrylic Shower Pans

Design styles which fit today’s lifestyles and design styles – Clunky 5” tall fiberglass or mosaic tiled shower pans have no place with today’s fast paced lifestyle. After all, who wants to be scrubbing tile joints or dealing with a yellowed fiberglass shower pan. Many of the bases in this line use high-quality Lucite acrylic which is simple to clean. Their low-profile designs compliment contemporary shower wall panels or large format tile designs.

Low profile 2-sided corner shower with an acrylic base

Save money vs. natural marble or granite bases – While it’s nice to have natural stone shower pans for an upscale remodel, they can be pricey. These shower pans will compliment your look, while being light on the budget.

Affordable, custom-looking, space-increasing shapes at ‘standard sized’ prices – Are you constantly banging your elbows on the sliding doors in your 30” deep alcove shower? You don’t want to install ugly shower curtains with a cheap-looking curved shower rod. Here’s a modern-day option. Install a curved front shower bases and glass enclosure. It’s affordable, cool and will save your elbows.

Curved front acryic shower pan in an alcove shower curved glass

Easier to install than tile or stone shower pans – Tile shower pans are a time-consuming process (and if they aren’t installed right can be a disaster). Stone pans are heavy and hard to get into small bathrooms. ‘Contempo’ acrylic pans are lighter and ready to install right out of the box.

Better built than cheap ‘box-store’ shower pans – Your shower base is the ‘foundation’ of the shower. If it cracks, you have a BIG problem. These bases are built to last. They are mounted on multi-density fiberboard (MDF) and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers. You won’t hear any squeaking or cracking when you walk on them.

Shower base construction

Different curb heights to fits your family’s needs (today and tomorrow) – If you install a new shower, then a few years later a family member can’t get into the space, now you have a ‘re-remodel’ on your hands (and lots of wasted money). The ‘Contempo’ line is stylishly designed to fit your needs today (and tomorrow). Choose low-profile shower pans, or even accessible bases which won’t compromise looks.

Roll-in shower pan

Easy to clean – All you’ll need is soap and water to clean your shower base. No toxic chemicals. No more down on your knees cleaning mosaic tile grout joints.

5 designs in one pan saves you money vs. custom pans – Perhaps wanted a 3-glass wall shower. Perhaps you want a larger 60” x 36” corner shower with glass on 2 sides, or a walk in shower base. However, you only find expensive custom pans to make this work. With the ‘Contempo FlexPan’ with the add on flange adapter, you can use the same pan for 5 different shower designs.

Create a relaxing (and safe) shower experience in a standard sized space – If you have a family member with mobility challenges, or you’d like a place to relax in the shower, you’ll want to check out our seated.

Seated acrylic shower pan in a 60 x 36 alcove shower

Get free design help from shower experts - Since Innovate Building Solutions is not only an experienced nationwide wholesaler of standard sized acrylic and custom cultured stone shower pans – but also an authorized installer of shower systems - we can help you with your design, installation and construction questions.

Products

Acrylic Shower Pan & Base Options & Ideas

The Product – While there are a lot of acrylic shower pans in the market, there aren’t many with the flexibility, fashion-forward designs, safety, strength and relaxation options you’ll find in the Innovate ‘Contempo’ series. Read about ‘FlexPan,’ seated, accessible, shaped and low-profile bases to compliment your bathroom.

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Opening sliding glass door and low-profile shower pan


The ‘FlexPan’ Low Profile Acrylic and Cultured Stone Shower Pans

While ‘one size’ really doesn’t fit all in clothing – or in shower pans for that matter – there is one pan which can flex its muscles to create 5 different designs (and save you money without having to buy a custom pan).

This base is called the ‘FlexPan.’ Using an add on tile or shower wall flange adapter this 3” curb-height, low-profile pan, can be used in 5 shower configurations. Since this ‘cast acrylic base’ is mounted on a sheet of multi-density fiberboard and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers you’ll know it will last:

Style #1 – 2-sided left side corner shower
Style #2 – 2-sided right side corner shower
Style #3 – 3-sided glass shower
Style #4 – Alcove shower with an opening in the front
Style #5 – Side entry alcove style shower


‘FlexPans’ come in a variety of sizes, shapes and drain types. Here’s a few examples along with a look at the tile flange adapter which gives them this ‘5 in 1’ flexibility:

FlexPan with linear drain
FlexPan with concealed drain
Square FlexPan with drain hole
Tile flange detail

FlexPan Acrylic and Cultured Stone Shower Pans

Check out the wide range of size and design options in this line:

2-sided curved front shower pan
2 sided with a linear drain
Cultured stone black textured FlexPan shower pan

(FlexPan Option 1) Acrylic pan with a concealed center drain, 2” high x 3 5/8” wide curb (made with Lucite)

Sizes:

48 x 36, 60 x 36


(FlexPan Option 2) Acrylic pan with a standard center drain, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide curb

Sizes:

42 x 32, 48 x 32, 48 x 34, 60 x 34, 36 x 36, 42 x 36, 48 x 36, 60 x 36, 72 x 36, 60 x 42, 60 x 48


(FlexPan Option 3) Acrylic pan with a reversible side drain, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide

Sizes:

60 x 30, 60 x 32


(FlexPan Option 4) Acrylic pan with a linear reversible side drain, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide

Sizes:

60 x 32, 48 x 36, 60 x 36


(FlexPan Option 5) Acrylic pan with a curved front base

Sizes:

48 x 36 (center drain)
60 x 36 (left hand and right-hand drain)


(FlexPan Option 6) Cultured stone pan with a center drain, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide curb

Sizes:

60 x 32, 48 x 36, 60 x 36

Note – this pan is available in 2 color options with 3 texture choices. The color options are matte white and matte black. The shower floor texture options are ‘slate, wood and stone.’

Black Slate
Black Stone
Black Wood
White Slate
White Stone
White Wood


Accessible acrylic shower pans

Accessible and handicap friendly acrylic shower pans don’t have to look ugly, but they do need to keep you safe. Check out the features of this base:

  • Are ADA compliant bases.
  • Can be used in transfer and roll in applications.
  • Have built in tile and floor flanges to make simpler transitions with your bathroom floor.
  • Removable stainless-steel decorative drain cover makes cleaning simpler.
  • An optional collapsible threshold kit keeps the shower open, yet keeps water contained.

In addition, since this is a ‘cast acrylic base’ is mounted on a sheet of multi-density fiberboard and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers you’ll know it will last.

Size options

Transfer option is 39” x 38 5/8” x 2 5/8”
Roll in option is 63” x 38 5/8” x 2 5/8”


Alcove style acrylic shower pans with flanges on 3 sides

While the FlexPan option above is very helpful for unique configurations, if you have a common opening, yet still want a better quality, more durable, cost-effective acrylic pan the flanged alcove style bases are the answer. Since this is a ‘cast acrylic base’ is mounted on a sheet of multi-density fiberboard and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers you’ll know it will last and won’t flex and squeak when you step onto it.

3 flange center drain
3 flange side drain




Rectangle, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide curb

Sizes:

60 x 32 (left and right-side drain)
48 x 36, 60 x 32 (center drain)


Square, 3 5/8” high x 3 5/8” wide curb

Sizes:

36 x 36 (center drain)


Concealed drain, 3” high x 3 1/2” wide curb

Sizes:

60 x 32 (left and right-side drains)
48 x 36, 54 x 36, 60 x 36 (center drains)


Linear drains, 3” high x 3 5/8” wide curb

Sizes:

60 x 32 (drain at entry)
48 x 36, 60 x 36 (drain at entry)


Corner acrylic shower pans with flanges on 2 sides

If your bathroom is compact, corner showers can be a lifesaver. It’s nice to know they don’t have to be boring – or look behind the times. Check out corner shower option with low profiles, concealed drains, rectangular, curved, NEO angle, square and half round designs. You’ll leave the boring shower bases and glass enclosures behind. In addition, since this is a ‘cast acrylic base’ is mounted on a sheet of multi-density fiberboard and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers you’ll know it will last and won’t flex or squeak or crack on you down the road


Curved low profile, 2 3/4 high x 3 1/8” wide curb

Sizes:

48 x 36 (center drain)
60 x 36 (left- and right-hand drains)


Low profile arc or round with a concealed drain, 2” high x 3” wide curb

Sizes:

32 x 32, 36 x 36, 40 x 40


NEO angle with a concealed drain, 2” high x 3” wide curb

Sizes:

36 x 36, 38 x 38, 42 x 42


Square with a concealed drain, 2” high x 3” wide curb

Sizes:

32 x 32, 36 x 36, 42 x 42


Half round with a center drain, 5 1/2” high x 3 1/4” wide curb

Sizes:

48 x 36


Seated Acrylic Shower Pans and Bases, Sizes and Options

If you’d like a relaxing and safer shower experience with style, these acrylic seated shower bases are for you. The ‘Extended Seat’ pan comes out to the edge of the base. The ‘Interior Seat’ pan has an ergonomically designed seat which is contained inside the shower pan (making the glass choices less expensive). No matter which one you choose, they’ll be a show-stopper in a newly designed bathroom. In addition, since this is a ‘cast acrylic base’ is mounted on a sheet of multi-density fiberboard and reinforced with fiberglass reinforced polymers you’ll know it will last and won’t flex when you sit or stand on it.

The features of these bases include:

  • Sturdy acrylic construction with fiberglass reinforced bottom.
  • Ergonomic seating (with storage compartments on the side of the base or underneath the seat).
  • Decorative linear drains available in chrome or brushed nickel finishes.
  • Designs which work in alcove or corner spaces available in left- and right-hand configurations.
The ‘Extended Seat’

Available in a 60 x 36 size in left-hand and right-hand configurations. It can be used in a 3 sided ‘alcove’ or corner shower.

The ‘Interior Seat’

Available in a 60 x 32 size in left-hand and right-hand configurations. It can be used in a 3 sided ‘alcove’ or corner shower.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Acrylic Shower Pans


Product Questions

Can your pans be used with different types (and manufacturers) of glass shower enclosures?

Yes – you’re not limited by what type of glass you use. However, with the curved and seated bases it’s far simpler (and more cost-effective) to pair the Contempo bases with the glass systems which are made for them.

What curb design is best for a contemporary design?

Low profile (3” of shorter) curbs are preferred with contemporary designs likes Minimalist, Modern Farmhouse, Transitionalist and Mid-Century Modern.

How long is your guarantee?

10 years – although these bases will last much longer.

Are acrylic pans cheaper to install than tile?

Yes – tile pans are time-consuming to install due to the amount of preparation and cutting tiles. Acrylic pans install in a fraction of the time.

Can I replace my existing base with your acrylic base without removing the existing walls?

This is not a simple to do and is not recommended. Since the base is the ‘foundation’ of the shower – and will have flanges which go behind your wall surround materials – it’s best to install the base and then put in new wall panels or wall tiles.

How will I clean my base?

The simplest way is to use soap and water – or other non-abrasive cleaners.


Design Questions

What curb height and design do you recommend for someone who wants to ‘age in place?’

Low profile (3” or lower) and accessible shower pans are best for someone who wants to stay in their homes longer.

Can the drain location of your shower pans be moved?

Since acrylic pans are made in a mold, the shower drain cannot be moved. You can get flexibility by using the ‘FlexPan’ and moving the drain from one side to another. Generally, if you want a custom drain location a custom cultured shower pan is best.


General Questions

Why should I consider working with Innovate Building Solutions?

Besides the fact we’re nice people (or at least that’s what our Mom’s and Dad’s say – most of the time) we have experience. Here’s some facts about our background:

  • We have experienced shower and bathroom designers.
  • We have complimentary lines of grout free shower wall panels and contemporary vanities and accessories.
  • We have over 190,000 customers we’ve had the pleasure of working since our company was started in 1977.
  • We have outstanding reviews. Check them out on Google.
  • We’re developing a dealer network across the country to assist you with professional installation
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