Cost of Shower Bases

Item Buy Qty Low High
Material start qty $184.60 $261.21
Labor start qty $220.17 $304.77
Supplies, Tools $22.55 $26.08
Total   $427.32 $592.06

Installed Quantity 1

Fixture Type Better - value grade

Labor Type Vendor supplied

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Shower Bases - Pricing and Installation Cost Notes

Homewyse cost estimates are approximate ranges for basic work in typical conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

  • Labor tasks - Level, fit and secure shower base. Connection drain, and trap to drain line.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for shower base leveling, drain fitting and fabrication and drain connection.
  • The homewyse Shower Base cost estimates do not include costs for repair or modification of existing subfloor, or location of drain or water connections.
  • Higher priced Shower Bases may include features/attributes that include sturdier, more durable material of construction, variety of drain and surround compatibility options.
  • Shower Base installation costs are commonly quoted from a standard rate and can be estimated/quoted by the service professional after measurement and visual inspection at the job site.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable. For accurate cost estimates, collect detailed bids from several qualified professionals.
  • Reduce total project cost by having multiple vendors bid on the same, detailed work specification of your Shower Base project.
  • Save on installation costs by combining similar jobs and by being willing to have your project completed during low demand periods for the vendor/installer.
  • Save on material costs by shopping online or by choosing discontinued, odd lot, remnant or incorrectly ordered items from your retailer.

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