Choosing the Right Custom Shower Base for Your Bathroom

Choosing the Right Custom Shower Base for Your Bathroom

The shower base is a vital component of any shower enclosure. It’s the foundation upon which the shower is built, and its size and style can significantly impact your bathroom’s overall design and functionality. As you’re considering which custom shower base is suitable for you during your bathroom remodel, it’s essential to take several factors into account. At Chapman Custom Baths, we’re shower design experts and love to share our thoughts on the subject.

Shower Base Options

We recommend Onyx shower bases for their durability, easy-to-clean surfaces, and versatility. Whether you’re looking for a ready-made or custom shower base, Onyx has options that will fit any shower opening. Additionally, Onyx bases are compatible with various shower wall systems, so you’ll have plenty of flexibility in design. Onyx bases are also available with centered or offset drains at various heights to accommodate different plumbing configurations.

Choosing the Right Height of the Curb

One critical aspect to consider when selecting a custom shower base is the height of the curb, which refers to the raised edge around the perimeter of the base that helps contain water. Here are three options available for Onyx custom shower bases:

  1. Full Curb: This is typically four inches tall and provides the most protection against water leakage, making it an excellent choice for bathrooms with open or large showers. However, a full curb may be challenging for some individuals to step over, especially those with mobility issues.
  2. Mid-Height Curb: Ranging between 2.25 and 2.75 inches tall, a mid-height curb is an excellent compromise. It works well with shower doors and curtains, and its slope back into the shower area helps prevent water from escaping. This option is ideal for families with kids old enough to shower independently and for adults without mobility issues.
  3. Low-Profile Curb: A low-profile curb offers a sleek, minimalistic look with a height ranging between 1.25 and 2.125 inches. It’s suitable for bathrooms with limited space, and aesthetics are a priority. However, remember that sacrificing curb height means sacrificing some of the safety and water containment features of taller curbs.

Choosing the Right Shower Base Size for Your Bathroom

Finally, you’ll need to consider the size of the shower base. It should fit comfortably within your shower enclosure and allow ample space for movement. Standard shower bases come in various sizes, but if your shower space doesn’t conform to standard dimensions, a custom shower base can be tailored to fit your specific requirements.

Selecting the right custom shower base for your bathroom is crucial for achieving a functional and visually appealing shower enclosure. At Chapman Custom Baths, we’re dedicated to providing quality products. Contact us today in Brownsburg at (317) 456-4567 to request a free estimate.