A tub-to-shower conversion can make your bathroom feel larger and more modern while also making it more accessible for those with mobility issues. It’s also a great way to give your bathroom an instant makeover. However, converting your bathtub is a job that needs to be done exactly right, so it’s best left to the professionals. Here are some tips to make the process as seamless as possible.
- Choose Between a Shower Kit or a Custom
Tub-to-shower conversion has two major options: a shower kit or a custom tile installation. A shower kit is designed to fit where your old bathtub was and features surfaces made of vinyl or fiberglass. Custom installations often involve laying out tiles of your choice, which are more expensive but durable and generally better looking.
- Build Away From Windows
Having a bathtub next to a window is fine because there isn’t a lot of splashing. However, that’s not the case if you convert the area into a shower. Bathroom conversion contractors recommend avoiding areas next to a window to prevent problems related to mold and water seeping through the window’s casing.
- Pay Attention to the Floor
Your new shower area’s floor has to be able to contain the water whenever someone’s taking a shower. Shower pans with raised barriers do a great job of keeping water runoff from getting everywhere in the bathroom, but curbless shower stalls with slightly sloped floors do a better job at “blending in” with the rest of the room.
- Hire a Tub-to-Shower Conversion Expert
This type of project requires a lot of technical know-how and experience, so taking a DIY approach to this thing is a big no-no. If you want to guarantee good results, you have to hire bathroom renovation companies to get the job done. Aside from making sure your conversion will be a success, they’ll also be capable of working faster so you get to enjoy your new shower sooner than later.
The professionals at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island are here to assist you with planning your bathroom remodel. Whether you want a more accessible bathroom, a KOHLER® LuxStone® shower or tub, or are ready to spring for a full-scale remodel, our full-service company can help. Call us at (631) 528-2201, or submit this contact form to schedule your free consultation and estimate!