Whether it’s for the sake of minimalism, freeing up more square footage, or simply a change in personal preferences, a tub-to-shower conversion is one of the most intensive bathroom remodeling projects you can take on. With such a drastic change to the bathroom, our shower replacement experts say that you should expect a few important things.
Maintenance Will Be Easier
A shower area is considered a lot easier to clean compared to a bathtub because it has a more simple design. There are fewer nooks and crannies to check and the floor in the shower area is usually made of scratch- or crack-resistant materials like tile, marble or concrete. This means you get to save a lot on maintenance in the long run.
Fewer Moisture Issues
Standing water is a lot less likely to be a problem for a shower compared to a tub. Even if a faucet is left dripping for hours on end, you won’t expect the shower area to be filled with water. Of course, that still greatly depends on how good the shower area’s floor drains are. In any case, you’d still want to get shower replacement faucets to prevent water from going to waste.
More Plumbing and Tile Work
Tub-to-shower conversions will always require modifications to the existing plumbing system. After the tub is removed, your remodeling contractor will have to replace damaged pipes and reposition valves to accommodate your new shower area. In many cases, tiles may have to be removed to make way for new pipes so it could also be a good time to re-tile the room.
Adding Partition or Shower Doors
Some homeowners prefer having a completely open shower area. However, having a partition separating the area can keep the water from splashing all over the place when someone is using the shower. Shower replacement doors provide access to the shower area. You can choose between a framed or frameless glass door, but this mostly boils down to your personal preferences.
Convert your tub to a shower with help from the best. Impact Home Solutions is the leading bathroom remodeling contractor in the area. You can call us at (502) 705-5110 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.