If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or have started the process already, you know many different pieces go into making your dream room a reality. From choosing the perfect tile to finding hardware and fixtures that fit your aesthetic, there is no shortage of options. If you’re looking for a bathroom renovation project that is within your budget and will have an immediate, dramatic effect on the look and feel of your room, replacing your shower base is a great solution. Offering both style and function, this upgrade can help transform not only your bathroom’s appearance but also its usability. And by making smart choices about material selection, you’ll enjoy many years of service from a shower base that truly stands out. We’ll cover what goes into a shower base replacement below.
Benefits of a Shower Base Replacement
Your shower base is one of the most important parts of your bathroom. It provides a level surface for your shower and, critically, helps channel water from the shower to the shower drain, preventing water from seeping into the floor. Over time, shower bases can become cracked or damaged, leading to leaks and water damage. If you notice any damage to your shower base, replacing it as soon as possible is crucial.
But preventing water damage isn’t the only reason for homeowners to consider a shower base replacement. Upgrading your shower base is also a smart way to enhance or update your bathroom’s appearance and function. An updated shower base looks good and can help reduce water waste, lower energy costs, and add resale value — three major benefits for any homeowner.
Modern shower bases come in a range of styles and shapes and can be customized to your needs and preferences. And with the right materials, an updated shower base can provide improved durability and resistance to scratches and stains, ensuring that your shower base looks good (and functions well) for years to come.
Benefits of Acrylic Shower Bases
More and more homeowners are choosing acrylic when selecting a material for their shower base replacement. Why? Acrylic shower bases have several advantages.
Acrylic, also known as plexiglass, is a versatile plastic material. Strong, lightweight, and versatile, acrylic is used in countless applications because of its beneficial properties, which include all of the following:
- High impact resistance
- High durability and stability
- High clarity
- Innate weatherability
- Strong corrosion resistance
- Innate UV resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Resistance to mold and mildew
- Easy to clean
As a material, acrylic is not only more affordable than glass but also ten times more impact-resistant than glass. Acrylic is also safer than glass. Broken glass creates sharp, dangerous shards. While (thanks to its durability) it is unlikely that acrylic plastic will break, it breaks into dull-edged pieces if it does.
All of these properties make acrylic a smart option for a shower base replacement. But the benefits of acrylic aren’t limited to functionality. Thanks to another important property of acrylic — its versatility — it has aesthetic benefits, too.
Shower Bases to Match Your Style
Another benefit of acrylic shower bases is that they are compatible with any style of bathroom design or renovation, from modern to traditional. Acrylic shower bases can be made to fit your bathroom’s needs and are available in a wide range of different colors, styles, and size options.
Whether you’re replacing an old shower base, doing a complete bathroom renovation, or simply looking for a smart one-step option to update your bathroom’s function and aesthetics, Liberty Home Solutions can help. We offer an expansive line of acrylic replacement shower bases that provide a truly customized experience.