In this shower pan sizes guide you’ll see the standard shower pan dimensions for corner, rectangular, walk-in, small and pan liners.
People might find themselves thinking about shower pan sizes at least twice in their lifetime: whether they are building the bathroom of their dreams or are looking to replace a tub for a shower. If that’s who you are, then you are at the right place!
Showers come in different sizes and are dependent on the budget and the size of your shower, making shower pans come in an array of shapes and sizes. Here in this article, we will provide you with the basic knowledge and dimensions regarding shower pans.
What Size Do Shower Pans Come In?
Shower pans are an essential part of your shower because they direct the water flow from the floor down to the drain. It is what you stand on when using the shower. The drains on shower pans are usually installed three ways: on-edge drain, a center drain, or an offset drain.
The sizes they come in vary; there are regular square ones that are 36 inches or 91 centimeters, bigger square ones that are 48 inches or 122 centimeters, and more sizes depending on what you are looking for.
Rectangular shower pans are also widely available with smaller rectangular shower pans with dimensions of 34 by 48 inches or 86 by 122 centimeters, medium ones that are 34 inches long, and 60 inches wide or 86 centimeters and 152 centimeters.
As rectangular showers are long as they are wide, shower pans with dimensions of 42 by 60 inches or 107 by 152 centimeters are perfect for you.
Standard Shower Pan Sizes
Shower pans come in different shapes and sizes and are usually dependent on the size and the type of shower you have.
There is no universal size of shower pans, but there are standard sizes that are usually utilized for standard shower size. More flexibility is afforded for custom ones, but you will generally see square, rectangular, or angled shower pans for corner showers.
Shower pans are measured by manufacturers in even numbers, and they will usually range in sizes 32 by 32 inches or 81.28 by 81.28 centimeters to 42 by 60 inches or 106.68 by 152.4 centimeters.
Corner Shower Pan Sizes
Corner shower pans are perfect for small showers as they are designed to fit a two-wall corner but still provide enough moving space for the person using the shower.
There is a variety to choose from whether you are looking for different sizes or different material construction like acrylic— which has a mid-price and is low maintenance to fiberglass, which is low priced and generally available. If you want a higher-priced alternative custom tiling is available for you.
Corner shower pans are measured by determining their cross dimensions. They usually come in sizes ranging from 36 inches or 91.44 centimeters for smaller showers and 60 inches or 152.4 centimeters for bigger ones.
Rectangular Shower Pan Sizes
Rectangular shower pans are great if you are looking for roomier showers than the standard square ones. They are also the most ideal for people with disabilities or limited mobility. They come in a variety of sizes and are characterized by their longer widths and their shorter vertical depths.
Rectangular dimensions for smaller shower ranges from 32 by 48 inches or 81 by 122 centimeters.
Medium sized ones have dimensions of 36 by 54 inches or 91 by 137 centimeters to 36 by 60 inches or 91 by 152 centimeters.
While larger rectangular shower pans can have dimensions anywhere between 42 by 60 inches or 107 by 152 centimeters to 48 by 60 inches or 122 by 152 centimeters.
More often than not, rectangular shower pans will have offset drains, and they can be on the left or the right and will depend on your choosing.
Walk-In Shower Pan Sizes
Walk-in showers are a luxurious upgrade to a regular as they are generally bigger than normal and would be more flexible to options according to your preferences. They can even have a seat or footstools, whether built-in or not.
The options for your walk-in shower pan are either opting for pre-manufactured ones or custom bases. For the pre-manufactured shower pans, rectangular is the better option as they provide the space characterized by walk-ins.
As per shower pans that are readily made, as mentioned above, they can range from the smaller 32 by 48 inches to the large one 48 by 60 inches in size.
Small Shower Pan Sizes
Small showers are the norm in apartments, college dormitories, or smaller homes. So what is the smallest possible size a shower pan can come in?
The smallest should have a dimension of at least 30 inches or 76.2 all over for a square pan, which should be emphasized because any smaller than that comfortable size would make it impossible for the person using the shower to use it efficiently. 30 inches is also the smallest manufactured square shower pan.
Bathtub Size Shower Pan
A homeowner choosing to convert their existing bathtub to accommodate a shower pan can stem from a variety of reasons.
Reasons range from needing the existing space as tubs tend to be big and bulky to renovating your bathrooms for the elderly people in your home as showers tend to be easier to access and would generally cause fewer accidents in the long run.
Bathtub replacement pans range from the smaller 30 inches in depth by 60 inches in width or 76.2 by 152.4 centimeters.
The medium-sized 36 inches in depth and 60 inches in width or 91.44 by 152.4 centimeters.
The larger one has dimensions of 48 by 60 inches or 121.92 by 152.4 centimeters.
In regular shower pans that are built with the house, you can choose where the drain would go and what type of drain would it be, the choice of the drain is limited since the tub already came with a prebuilt drain, and it would follow it as the replacement is done. Read more at our guide on how to turn a shower into a bathtub here.
Shower Pan Liner Sizes
Shower pan liners are what is below your shower tiles and shower pans. They are often waterproof and that will help in preventing leakages and seepage especially if the bathroom is situated above a room. We don’t know much about them since most often than not professionals are the ones installing them.
Bathroom shower pan liners come in a variety of sizes that would usually follow the size of your bathroom with considerable allowance to hug the walls. There are readily manufactured ones with either 30 millimeters or 40 millimeters in thickness made of PVC or CPE materials.
Whether you are purchasing a full roll for multiple shower liner installation or purchasing by linear foot they will usually come with widths of 4 to 6 feet or 1.22 to 1.82 meters and will have a 6 inches interval as you size up.
An easy upgrade to any bathroom is choosing a shower pan to elevate the look whether you are looking at the more modern acrylic or the luxurious tiled shower pans. It will easily elevate your bathroom look and also provide you with the space needed for a splendid hot shower after a hard day of work.
With enough research and knowledge, one can avoid installation fees, but consulting experts are there for a reason.
Showers with pans and shower pan liners installed haphazardly can result in accidents or problems, like leaking and ceiling stains, especially if the bathroom is on the upper floors.
Don’t hesitate to consult the experts. Professional help on this is always good for guaranteed results.
For more related content visit our types of shower pans on this page.