Choosing a stand up shower pan you have to give special attention (besides shape and size of the base) to its safety. It is necessary to make sure that it has an anti-slip cover.The largest member of the family also should be comfortable enough when using the base. For elderly it is best to buy a stand up shower basement which has a seat.
Materials which are used to make these stand up shower bases differ by their durability, weight and price.
Acrylic allows designers to make the most bizarre form of the trays. Acrylic can be cleaned easily and it will last for 10-15 years. Even if there is little mechanical damage, it can be easily corrected with a special paste.
Cast iron shower trays are sturdy and durable and can last for twice as much. It keeps heat well. However, with the low price this pan has a very heavy weight and it is better to avoid installing it if you live on the upper floors.
Steel pans have enamel coating. These pans are heated slowly, but enamel can get cracks with time.
Ceramic tray always looks nice and fits into any interior. It easy to take care about its surface, and it will serve you for longer. However it is heated too slowly and may be easily damage. The price for these shower tray upstands is also quite high.
The most expensive and stylish types of shower bases are those which are made from natural stone. Basically, marble is used. This stone warms up quickly. Such a shower base will last a very long time, and the appearance of it will always be on top. The stand up shower pan sizes should match the shower enclosures perfectly.