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Acrylic is probably the most common material used for shower bases, followed closely by stone resin, but these are not the only types available. Depending on your budget and the style you are looking for, you may like to choose something perhaps a bit more unusual, such as glass, ceramic, wood or stone.

Acrylic trays are relatively inexpensive compared to the other types, but may not be as sturdy as ceramic or stone designs. However, stone trays are far heavier and more difficult to install, particularly when it comes to making room for the waste trap – if you have a solid floor you will need to either make a channel for the waste pipe to run in or raise the tray off the floor, which is not a problem with the easily adjustable bases of acrylic trays.

Wood and glass trays, along with the ceramic trays, are certainly a stylish alternative to stone or acrylic, but may not be that practical for a busy family home. Remember that shampoo and soap suds can make the surface very slippery which may be dangerous for young children, the elderly or infirm.

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