Turning a bathtub into a shower can be a big investment. As such, it’s important to hire the right people for the job so you can be confident that it’s worth every dollar you’ll be spending. You also wouldn’t want to go beyond your budget, so it’s crucial to know what you want for your conversion, with your hired contractor helping determine which are the best options for your bathroom space.
To help you understand what happens during a typical tub-to-shower installation, here’s a typical process most contractors follow:
1. Checking Your Bathroom’s Condition
During the remodeling process, we’ll check your pipes to see if they’re still in good condition and replace them if needed so that you’ll avoid issues down the road. If you have an old shower valve, we recommend upgrading it to a single-handle, pressure-balancing valve that has good volume and temperature control. We’ll also check your subfloor for mildew, mold and rot, and address it when needed.
2. Making Sure You Have the Correct Size
You’ll find it a bit surprising how often people get their bathroom measurements wrong, which messes up the whole shower conversion. To avoid this, we’ll get to know your shower stall codes and their recommendations, the distance from your toilet to the shower wall, ceiling height and even the pivot of your shower door swing.
3. Installing the Right Fixtures
What makes each conversion unique is the material chosen for the bathroom remodel. There are several options like granite, quartz and even recycled glass, which will look great on your shower wall and floor. The same goes when you’re choosing the right tiles for your conversion project, but as for the drain type, you can go for the circular option since it’s the most common. Linear, however, can also be a good choice depending on what you want for your bathroom remodel.
You might think that you can do your own bathroom conversion, but doing so won’t guarantee you won’t encounter issues. It’s better to hire a trusted tub-to-shower expert to help you out every step of the way and ensure you get the results you want. Call our walk-in bath installation contractors at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island at [company_number], or fill out our convenient online contact form to get in touch with us today.