Tub To Shower Conversions
By far, the most popular project we undertake. Our customers have decided that have had enough of stepping over that old tub to get in and out of the shower… oh, and did we mention the safety aspect?
Our professional design consultants will walk you through all of these options to help you create your dream bath. Once that is complete, they can then present you with a written estimate right on the spot.
Pan options galore. Standard sizes, custom sizes, 3 different pan heights plus the ability to create zero barrier entry pans to accommodate a wheelchair.
Wall Color & Style
Personalize with 60 colors and 5 different wall finishes including smooth, wavy tile, subway tile, 12 x 12 stone pattern, or matte.
Storage & Accessories
Storage includes small and large caddies or recessed niches all of which can handle large bottle sizes. Accessories include crown molding or other decorative options.
Choose from multiple Moen products which include multiple trim styles, rain heads, hand showers (handhelds), diverters, colors, and more. (We exclusively offer Moen because we almost never have functionality problems that lead to warranty calls unlike other well know name brands)
Shower sliding doors are available in a standard height or extra tall. Choose from a variety of glass styles. Or, you can opt for a straight rod if you plan to use a shower curtain.
Grab bars at the point of entry and on the side wall adds an extra level of protection against slips and falls.
Fast Facts On Showers
The Bouncy Shower Pan
If you have ever stood in a bathtub or shower pan that bounces, it’s because it was installed wrong. Acrylic and Fiberglass shower pans all have gaps between the pan bottom and your subfloor because of the feet these pans have. This gap is supposed to be filled with a mortar bed to help level and set the pan which then prevents the bounce you experience.
What often happens in a 1-day shower replacement scenario is that these shower pans are often not set in a mortar bed because of time or set in the bed but not left to cure as the install team is walking on it thus disrupting the curing process.
At America’s Bath, we use solid cultured stone pans that will never bounce. These pans are available in all colors to match walls, but the quality of the pan is such that you will not bounce or see it crack after years of use.
But What About Resale?
Probably the number one question we get. Will it hurt my resale value if I take out the tub? The answer is yes and no Let me explain. If you live in a home that would cater to a first or 2nd time home buyer who may have a young family, then yes it could hurt your value or maybe reduce the number of buyers that may be available for your home. The flip side to that is, how long do you plan to live in the home, and do you really want to compromise your personal safety by having a tub vs. a shower? To further my point, if you are going to stay in your home to the end or be forced out of your home from children or necessity to an adult living facility, are you really going to care if you lose a few grand because your house does not have a tub? Based on safety statistics by the CDC, I would trade in a tub for a shower all day long if I was aging in place.