Facts About Acrylic Shower Pans

If you ever want to replace the base of your shower, then an acrylic shower pan is an ideal choice. These shower pans are made from clear plastic. They look like they are made of glass. Acrylic is in fact much stronger and safer than most forms of glass. Acrylic shower pans are popular for their durability, low cost, glass-like appearance.

Acrylic is also much lighter than most other shower pan materials, and it can be easily molded into different designs. This article explains the different pans available to you and ways to utilize them in your home.


Acrylic, is more expensive than other materials used for shower pans, such as plastic. It is also more at risk of burning or melting when exposed to high temperatures. The expense of the material is somewhat lessened by its durability. You will not have to replace it as often as a cheaper version made of plastic.

Other Risks

Acrylic is durable, but it is vulnerable to damage. It's unlikely that you will have very high temperatures in your bathroom, but that does not mean you should take chances with acrylic's lack of heat-resistance. It can be problematic if you run a very hot water pipe close to the area of your acrylic shower pan, or if there is a boiler nearby.

It is also exceptionally smooth, meaning that unless non-slip features are installed, you run the risk of slipping and falling. Slips are a problem for those with limited mobility and young children.