During a major bathroom remodeling project, or when installing a new bathroom, installing a new preformed shower base is a common task. And as with any major fixture, choosing and installing a shower base takes some careful planning to make sure that everything fits and works well. As is true when buying a bathtub, you’ll need to make sure that you buy a shower base that will fit your space and work with the existing drain line. Shower bases can be ordered in many different sizes, with drains in different locations to match different circumstances.
To keep the number of drain adjustments to a minimum, try to match the new shower base to the current drain location. For example, if you are taking out a tub that has the drain on the right side, try to buy a shower base that has a right side drain.