What is my shower pan made of?

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Old 10-14-16, 11:34 AM
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What is my shower pan made of?

I'm renovating the bathroom and have decided to keep the existing shower pan, but it needs a good cleaning. The only issue is, I don't know what it is made of. It is solid surface, but that is all I can tell about it. If it helps, I believe it was installed in the 80's. Name:  IMG_2403.jpg
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Old 10-14-16, 01:06 PM
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When you tap on it.... is it hollow sounding ?
It looks like fiberglass or possibly acrylic.

If it sounds solid.... then it's some type of manmade stone.

In looking closer at the picture..... it looks like some type of precast cement or similar product but it looks like the back of the shower pan is missing. There is no curb there. Optical illusion ?

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Old 10-14-16, 01:18 PM
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It doesn't sound hollow. I don't know if you can see the one picture with the corner missing, but it definitely isn't fiberglass. I guess I'm wondering if I can buff it out. I suppose I can always see what happens. There is no curb on either side closest to the walls. Those sides just slant down towards the drain.

I thought it was concrete as well. I have the same "look" on my window sills and someone once told me they were concrete.
 
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Old 10-14-16, 07:18 PM
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I would not in a hundred years try to use this pan, primarily for that missing corner. We can't see the drain, so we can't tell if it is proper or not.
 
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Really? It's probably been in place for the last 25 years and it is solid surface. Why wouldn't you reuse it?
 
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Old 10-15-16, 03:21 AM
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It has no substantial liner to keep water from wicking up the walls, the unit is missing a corner and will leak, which it obviously has from the rot on the floor, and we still don't know the drain configuration.
 
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