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Prefabricated shower units, like the one pictured, often come as tub-shower combination units.
Usually made from fiberglass or acrylic, prefabricated shower units provide you with shower walls and a shower floor that can stand up to water damage. They usually come in square or rectangular shapes, and are also available in corner models. You can also purchase a prefabricated tub and shower combination unit.
- Typically less expensive than fabricating a shower wall with tiles or other designs and materials.
- Certain prefabricated showers have universal design features, like seats and grab bars, which are built into the unit. Other built-in features include ledges or recessed shelves for soap and toiletries.
- Easier to clean than showers with wall tiles and grout. Prefabricated showers are usually smooth surfaces.
- Because of their large and sometimes awkward shape, prefabricated showers can be difficult to move into rooms prior to installation.
- Both fiberglass and acrylic can be scratched, although acrylic is the more durable of the two materials.