San Diego Shower Installation Costs & Options by Shower Type
Some days, our showers wake us up more effectively than our morning coffee!
Today’s busy lifestyles need as many refuges and recharging stations as possible. Maximize your bathroom remodel when you choose the San Diego shower installation that fits your budget and vision.
As plumbing contractors in business over 35 years, we’ve installed every shower brand in neighborhoods all over San Diego. Design and plumbing challenges don’t intimidate us! We’re happy to provide:
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A HomeAdvisor.com survey found that across the United States, most homeowners spend $900 to $15,700 on shower install with most falling in the $1,500 and $6,000 range. Very few spend as low as $900 or as much as $15,700.
Ceramic tile shower: $1000 – $2,500 for 100 square feet.
A tile shower adds not only a beautiful and elegant touch to your household but durability and value as well. Ceramic tile is manufactured through the process of heating and cooling natural clay and minerals, making it very durable. This said, the installation can be specialized and tedious. Letting the tiles set and in the right positions is key. Getting a professional “tile guy” as well as a professional plumber is wise. The endless variety of ceramic tiles available ensures that every decorator can fulfill his or her vision.
Fiberglass shower: $675 – $1000.
Fiberglass showers are made of extremely durable, plastic materials. Molded into one to three large pieces that are installed on the shower walls, costs for the unit itself can start at $350. Still, there’s shower stall labor and materials, as well as shower stall installation equipment like a pneumatic finish nailer and more. Fiberglass showers are gel-coated to protect their structure. The gel coating is durable to withstand the frequent hot and humid environment of the shower for many years. These types of shower walls have a low-maintenance, gloss finish. Like acrylic showers, fiberglass can also be one complete seamless unit. Fiberglass showers manufactured with a thicker gel coating are often more durable than acrylic units.
Slate shower: Slate wall tile costs $3.78 per square foot, plus about $2000 for installation costs.
Slate is a classic favorite for many homeowners desiring an at home mini-spa feel. The tiles typically come in 12×12-inch inch dimensions and the amount of time it takes to install them is not as great as with other materials. When installing a slate shower floor, be sure to choose the right sort of tile. The material should be moisture resistant and slip-proof. The installation for these tiles is basically the same as for any other type of tile, but you need to take extra care to check spacing and level the tiles. Slate tiles often are cut to slightly different sizes and thicknesses, which will leave your wall looking miserable if you don’t pay attention to detail. Also unlike with other shower tiles, the walls must be installed and cured before the floor can be started or you risk ruining the floor for the same reasons.
Perry Puts the Plumbing Power Behind the Shower!
Our San Diego plumbing contractors at Perry Plumbing have 35 years of excellent-rated service. You can read our reviews on Yelp, Facebook and more. If you need the plumbing work that makes your new shower as functional as it is beautiful, do not hesitate to call us at 619-472-2112. Do not forget to look at our plumbing coupons page for your chance to save on all plumbing repair and installation work!