Easy Care. Tile floors demand periodic maintenance; some busy homeowners may prefer a solid-surface shower pan. Royal Stone offers 22 standard shapes in 48 colors and can produce a custom pan in about four weeks. The company says its acrylic and polyester pans — which are cast in one piece — are rugged enough to support granite shower walls. Their nonporous surface can be repaired if chipped. Standard sizes run from 34 inches by 34 inches to 48 inches by 60 inches; costs range from $563 to $1,350. Royal Stone, 888/633-4537, www.royalstoneind.com

Leakproof. Tile Redi's preformed pans are guaranteed to be leakproof and come in seven standard sizes, including models for corner and ADA-compliant showers. Made from rigid polyurethane, they're prepitched with an integrated curb and drain, and can be set on concrete or plywood subfloors. Prices start at $580. Tile Redi, 800/232-6156,...

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