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Tub to Shower Conversion

Tub to Shower Conversion:

Bathtubs are good for soaking, but how often do you actually use them? In today’s fast-paced society, most people prefer showers as opposed to extended time sitting in a tub. A tub to shower conversion is not only a great way to update your outdated bath, but it also provides you with a lower maintenance, safer and more accessible bathing solution.

Additionally, all of our shower systems actively inhibits mold, mildew and other microbes from reproducing. This provides you with a cleaner, healthier shower for the entire life of your shower system. We have a unique system that gives you a beautiful new bathroom in the most short time, at about minor the cost of traditional remodeling!

Convert Bath to Shower
No matter what the size, shape or level of wear and tear in your current bathroom, the team at Luxury Bath can perform a professional, affordable bath to shower conversion in less time than you thought possible.

With more than one decade of experience in bath to shower conversions, Paint Power is the only company to must call for your bathroom remodeling needs! Contact us today for more information.

Changing your bathtub to a shower is trending your house in the right direction. Here’s how to plan for a smooth transition.

studies found that more than 60% of homeowners preferred a stall shower without a tub since 2013.

However, there’s a caveat: Even if you only use your tub to wash the mini-blinds, most real estate agents are adamant about having at least one bathtub in your house to preserve marketability.

The conclusion? Go ahead and convert your old tub or tub/shower combo into a cool, walk-in shower, as long as one other bathroom in your house has a tub for tasks such as bathing small children.

PROCESS:

Bathtub to Shower Conversion: How to Build a Walk In Shower Share.

A bathtub to shower conversion is a stylish and practical update for any home. It will make your bathroom feel larger, look more modern and accommodate any mobility-related issues that make stepping into a bathtub difficult.

Step 1: Determine Spacing & Placement
A bathtub to shower conversion is easiest when you situate your new open shower in the space left behind by your bathtub, since your drain lines and water supply will already be in place. Moving plumbing can add significant cost to the project, plus require bringing in a plumber.

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Step 2: Gather Materials
Once you’ve determined spacing for your new open shower, it’s time to get down to the dirty work.

Step 3: Remove Tiles & Wall Sections
Remove surrounding tile prior to bathtub removal.
Before beginning a bathtub to shower conversion, you’ll need to remove tile and drywall around your tub in order to tear it free.

Follow these steps:
Cover flooring tile with plywood to prevent damage.
Turn off water to the bathroom at your home’s main water shut-off valve.
Unscrew the drain cover, overflow drain cover, and faucet knobs. Pull the faucet from the tub, using an Allen wrench to loosen any screws.

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Step 4: Remove the Tub
Bathtub to Shower Conversion: Removing the Tub
Remove any nails or screws attaching the tub to wall studs.
Use a utility knife to cut through any caulk between the tub and the floor.
Use a prybar to pry the tub a few inches from the wall.

Step 5: Decide on a Curbed or Curbless Open Shower
First, you need to choose a shower Kit: curbed or curbless.

Curbed showers have a shower pan that forms a complete enclosure using low curbs you must step over to enter the shower. However a curbed option will pose the same problems as your old bathtub.

Curbless showers have no enclosures. They are becoming increasingly popular, both because of their visual appeal and because they are easily accessible for anyone with mobility issues or who wants to age in place.

Step 6: Install Your Shower

Follow the specific instructions for your shower kit, and you’ll be in the home stretch! If you’re converting to a curbless open shower, keep in mind that you’ll first need to lower the floor of the shower area so that the shower pan will sit flush with the rest of the bathroom floor.

If your bathroom has a slab subfloor, you’ll need to hire a concrete contractor for this step. Fortunately, this is a quick job that will not be particularly costly.

 

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