When it comes to showers, you have few options to select from. Either fully tiled walk-in, acrylic tray with tiled walls or a full acrylic shell type.
It’s a common notion that tiled walk-in showers when completed look stunning. With no step into the shower the floor blends seamlessly into the shower area. These types of showers are predominantly associated with larger bathrooms where space is not at a premium.
The cost to create a tiled shower is hard to pin down as each shower is a custom creation and requires the shower floor to have a fall to the drain. Labour time from a licensed builder and tiler is a significant cost in these types of installs.
The second type uses an acrylic tray and tiled walls. The use of an acrylic base can reduce installation costs and the fall for drainage is already built into the tray. A quality 1200 x 900 shower which includes tray and door set are priced from $1,560. Allow for plumber, waterproofing and tiling costs.
Full acrylic shell type. These types of showers provide clean, seamless style in conventional sizes and shapes to suit almost any space. In comparison to a tiled shower, the installation time savings make them an attractive option as they are pre-made with set installation instructions.
Overall, all install components including labour can be easily costed. A quality 1200 x 900 shower which includes tray, flat acrylic wall liner and door set are priced from $ 2,000.
Deciding between acrylic or a tiled shower? Then check out our article that reviews both options.