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Tub-to-Shower Conversion

by Kitchen and Bath Center / November 16, 2018

Times are changing, and with that, we are seeing more and more homeowners want a tub-to-shower conversion. Whether it be because soaking in a warm tub is no longer a part of their busy lives or a Veteran needs assistance, we at Kitchen & Bath Center will be by you each step of the way.

Converting your existing tub into a shower does take planning, a bit of hard work and education on the products available to you. With our years of experience, our Project Managers have found, that the most economical and functional product for this type of conversion is cultured marble. Cultured marble is a man-made product consisting of resin, dust and color pigmentations that can be molded into solid panels, shower pans, and accessories. With this, we can provide quick installation and a variety of colors to select from. If tile is your desired material, we offer every option from the leading tile manufacturers in the world.

During the tub to shower conversion process always keep in mind if you only cover up your existing shower, you won’t be sure what you are hiding as far as mold and mildew. Since our local area is so prone to both mold and mildew, we recommend going all the way down to the wood framing which will give you the opportunity to inspect for any issues that need to be corrected before installing the new shower pan and wall material. With proper planning, the tub to shower conversion can be completed correctly in two to three days.

Tub-to-Shower Conversion Steps: 

Day 1

  • Removal and disposal of existing material
  • Install new shower pan and sheet rock
  • Install new plumbing fixtures.

Day 2

  • Install new shower wall material
    • Cultured marble can be completed in one day
    • Depending on how intricate the tile work needs to be, a tile shower can be completed in a day or more

Day 3

  • Complete the new plumbing fixtures. 


In the end, whether you are ready to kiss your soaking days good-bye or need assistance when bathing, we can offer you a simple Tub to Shower Conversion experience that you will enjoy for years to come. If you're looking to do a big revamp, we can also help with every step of Bathroom Remodeling.

If you're ready to update your tub, contact our experts at Kitchen & Bath Center today!

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