Homeowners planning a remodeled bathroom featuring a new shower/ tub are often faced with a key choice: Should you install a prefabricated shower stall, or build a custom ceramic tile shower?

Pre-fabricated Units

Pre-fabricated shower stall units are usually fiberglass or acrylic kits created in a factory and shipped to your home in one or several pieces. They can be installed by a professional crew, or by a DIYer. Most shower kits include a shower pan and two or three solid wall panels, although some are one-piece shells, in which the shower base or bathtub is integrated with the walls. One deciding factor in the choice between a one-piece or multi-piece unit is whether you can get a one-piece unitthrough the doors of your home. Homeowners often choose multi-piece units for this very reason. The multi-piece kits usually come with everything you need: shower pan or tub, molded wall panels with shelves and soap dishes molded into them, and even the shower door. Big box home improvement centers may stock some simpler shower stall kits in the store, but better-quality products will require special ordering based on the precise measurements of your shower alcove space.https://www.thespruce.com/install-a-prefabricated-unit-or-a-tiled-shower-1821386