Choosing the Best Shower Pan for your Remodel (TOP 13 Picks - 2020 Updated Reviews)
Table of Contents
- Choosing the Best Shower Pan for your Remodel (TOP 13 Picks - 2020 Updated Reviews)
- Quick Comparison: Top 13 Shower Pans (For Those In A Hurry)
- Shower Pan Reviews
- #1 DreamLine SlimLine [36" D x 60" W x 2 3/4" H] (Editor's Choice)
- #2 DreamLine SlimLine [34" D x 60" W x 2 3/4" H]
- #3 PROFLO PFSB3434WH [34" D x 34" W x 6" H]
- #4 WOODBRIDGE SBR6034-1000 [60" D x 34" W x 4" H]
- #5 Tile Redi USA Wonderfall [36" D x 60" W x 4 1/2" H]
- #6 Kohler K-1976 Tresham Shower Receptor [32" D x 60" W x 6 1/4" H]
- #7 DreamLine SlimLine Neo-Angle [36" D x 36" W x 2 3/4" H]
- #8 Tile Redi USA 4848C-PVC Single Curb [48" D x 48" W x 6 3/4" H]
- #9 KOHLER K-8659-0 [60" D x 42" W x 4.19" H]
- #10 Swiss Madison SM-SB520 Voltaire [60" D x 36" W x 5 1/2" H]
- #11 Tile Redi USA B3054L-BFRDPVZ [54" W x 30" D x 7" H]
- #12 Woodbridge SBR4836 Tileable [48" W x 36" D x 6" H]
- #13 Tile Redi USA P3048C-RB30-KIT [60" W x 30" D x 17 3/4" H]
- Buyers' Guide: Top 10 Things To Look For BEFORE Buying
- Final Thoughts
Getting stuck with a flimsy piece of junk is your worst nightmare when you put your hard-earned dollars into your bathroom's remodel.
To help you be your family's remodeling hero and avoid the zeros - we've rounded up the top 13 best shower pans of 2020 and put them all in one place.
Choosing the best shower base becomes simple as pie when you have shower experts on your side to help you.
So, without further ado, let's start by giving you a solid base (sorry, I couldn't help it!) and aiding your search with our quick comparison table.
Quick Comparison: Top 13 Shower Pans (For Those In A Hurry)
Slim, extremely solid, and perfect for easy installation - this large DreamLine SlimLine shower pan earns our #1-rating.
Out of 100
With easy entry and exit thresholds, an integrated seat, and non-slip floors - this shower pan gives mobility-impaired users added safety and much-needed peace of mind.
Out of 100
This Neo-Angle DreamLine model is perfect for the corner and maximizing space in a small room. Of course, you get DreamLine's famous quality and compatibility.
Out of 100
Another fantastic tile-ready shower base option, this Single Curb model is recommended for those looking for customizability and affordability.
Out of 100
Last on this list, but worthy of a spot; nonetheless, we have another tile-ready model from Tile Redi USA - this time with a shower bench for added safety.
Out of 100
Shower Pan Reviews
Now that you've seen our top 13 best shower pans of 2020 at a glance, to aid your search further, let's take a closer look.
Read through our popular shower pan reviews with pros and cons of each model, and find out which one is right for you and your unique needs.
For a frustration-free shower remodel that will have your partner saying, "Wow! You did that?" read on, and start with our #1 best shower pan chosen by shower experts of the year.
Did you know, according to Zillow.com - Approximately 26% of sellers make some sort of improvement to their bathroom before selling? (1)
Kicking off our list of the best shower pan options of 2020 is our #1-rated DreamLine SlimLine 36" D.
This DreamLine model sits atop our list for many reasons, but primarily for its ease of installation.
If you're not familiar with DreamLine, they're an absolute powerhouse in the bathroom space, especially with their shower doors.
With this SlimLine model, you get DreamLine's guaranteed compatibility with their shower doors, so you know your installation will go frustration-free.
Its slim design is solid to the touch, which gives your bathroom a quality feel, that you won't get with other cheaper models.
Its simply the top deal out there, and our #1 winner of the year.
At #2 on our list of the best shower pans is the DreamLine SlimLine 34" D.
If you're looking for the top value shower base, this 34" D model takes the cake.
Just like our #1-rated model, you get DreamLine's famous compatibility with its modern shower doors.
Yet, with this smaller sized DreamLine shower base it fits better in smaller spaces.
And you know what else is smaller? The price!
For your own steamy oasis, combine this model with one of our top 9 steam shower generators.
Coming in at #3 on our countdown is the PROFLO PFSB3434WH shower base.
If you're looking for a shockingly cheap top-rated shower pan that simply gets the job done, this PROFLO model is our pick.
It's sturdy as heck for the price and perfect for small custom shower projects, combined with a shower enclosure or even a complete shower installation.
According to a recent study - a "midrange bathroom addition" has a national average ROI of 54%. (2)
At #4 on our top shower bases list, we have the Woodbridge SBR6034-1000.
If you're looking for the best solid surface shower pan of the year, go with this large Woodbridge model.
It offers a high-quality solid surface material, which helps your shower look and feel more luxurious.
Not to mention, it comes with a stylish drain design, which also helps old bathrooms with much-needed modern updates.
And finally, with its stainless steel drain, it's incredibly easy to keep clean (to your partner's delight) and looking brand-new.
At #5 on our countdown is the Tile Redi USA Wonderfall shower pan.
If you're looking for the top tile-ready shower pan of the year, this is our pick.
With its five modern drain styles to choose from and seven different sizes, this tile-ready shower pan gives you the ability to create a shower design that's entirely yours and unique.
For a more luxurious feel underneath your toes, while you're showering, you'll want to go with a tile-ready model.
Plus, they look more impressive too, just like our top-rated luxury shower heads to buy.
At #6 on our list of the top shower bases of the year is the Kohler K-1976 Tresham Shower Receptor.
If you're looking for a top-rated shower base with an integrated seat, you might've just found your match.
Coming from the bathroom giant Kohler, you know you're getting a quality product that shower experts trust.
Part of that comes with Kohler's terrific customer support that is knowledgable and helpful when it comes to their product lines and their Lifetime Limited Warranty.
With its low threshold for entry/exit, integrated seat, and slip-resistant floors, this shower pan helps those with safety that need it the most.
Did you know, a recent study shows - a "midrange bathroom remodel" has a national average ROI of 64%. (2)
At #7 is the SlimLine Neo-Angle Pan that's perfect for small corner shower designs.
Coming in at just 36" D x 36" W, this stylish thin shower pan makes small rooms feel more spacious, and it looks fantastic while doing it.
This model, combined with DreamLine's famous shower door options fit together like perfect puzzle pieces to help you create your mini bathroom remodel "masterpiece."
Remember, you can't go wrong if you go with a DreamLine shower pan for your remodel, especially with this Neo-Angle unit.
At #8 we have another top-notch tile-ready shower pan, but this time it's the Tile Ready USA 4848C-PVC.
With its center drain design, it's not as stylish as our previously reviewed Tile Ready unit, but a quality product, nonetheless.
It still allows you to choose your tiling and customize your shower to your liking, and it's budget-friendly, too.
At #9 on our countdown is the Kohler K-8659-0.
Here we have another stunning modern shower base, once again from the bathroom giant, Kohler.
Coming in six bathroom-matching finishes, this model gives you a ton of flexibility when designing your remodel.
Then, combine that flexibility of design with it's large 60" D size, and you have a winner for medium to large bathroom remodels.
The next shower base on our list at #10 goes to the Swiss Madison SM-SB513 Voltaire.
If you're looking for a top-rated black shower base that deserves a spot in your bathroom, this Swiss Madison Voltaire is our pick.
With its high-gloss finish and modern design featuring clean, sharp lines, this pan helps you create a bathroom that goes against the grain, and makes guests say "wow."
Then, you can pair this modern black shower base with a modern black dual shower to really knock the socks off your guests!
Here at #11 on our list is the Tile Redi USA B3054L-BFRDPVZ Free Shower Pan.
If you're looking for a free design (without a "single curb" like previous Tile Redi models) shower pan, this is our top choice.
With its three wall alcove installation that easily prevents leaks and its open design, the tile from your bathroom floor and shower floor can meet effortlessly.
In this area, you have a fantastic opportunity to make a statement with your tiling.
Nearing the bottom of our list at #12 we have the Woodbridge SBR4836 Tileable shower base.
While it's not quite up to par with Tile Redi USA's tile-ready shower pans, it's a quality option nonetheless.
It comes in eight sizes (all center drain), but all at excellent budget-friendly prices.
#13 Tile Redi USA P3048C-RB30-KIT [60" W x 30" D x 17 3/4" H]
Last but not least, at least compared to the many scrawny shower pans flooding the web, we have the Tile Redi USA P3048C-RB30-KIT at #13.
If you're looking for a top-shelf tile-ready shower base with an integrated bench, this Tile Redi model is for you.
It comes in six excellent sizes at various depths - so it's great for small, medium, and large remodels.
Buyers' Guide: Top 10 Things To Look For BEFORE Buying
If you're still on the fence, not knowing which shower base is right for your remodel, check out this helpful short video by DreamLine to make things simpler.
This video gives you a great general idea, but to ease your worries further, let's go down our comprehensive checklist of the top 10 things you need to look for before buying your next shower pan.
People Also Ask
What is the most durable shower base?
The most durable shower bases are tile-ready models, given the added strength of finished tiling.
What is the best material for shower pans?
The best material for shower pans is acrylic reinforced with fiberglass or tile-ready models. If you want a more luxurious feel and you're willing to pay a bit extra, solid surface shower bases are fantastic.
Are acrylic shower trays any good?
Acrylic shower trays are good if you're on a tight budget. Otherwise, we'd recommend against it.
Are acrylic shower bases durable?
Yes, acrylic shower bases are durable as long as you choose a quality manufacturer like those on this list.
Now that you've seen our top 13 best shower pan options that actually deserve a spot in your bathroom, all that's left is to choose a model that's perfect for you.
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