If you find yourself using the shower more often than the tub, consider a bath-to-shower conversion as part of your bathroom renovation. Here are some of the benefits of a bath-to-shower conversion:
Bathtub rings are among the most common problems homeowners with bathtubs have to deal with. These are mineral deposits from dried soap and hard water. These stains are hard to remove and look unsightly regardless of your bathtub’s color. While glass shower doors are not immune to hard water stains, cleaning them is much easier; no need to bend over for long periods as there are cleaning products especially effective on glass.
Reclaim Floor Space
Bathtubs occupy a significant amount of floor space, and in small bathrooms, every square inch of the floor area counts. A bath-to-shower conversion reclaims much of the floor space otherwise occupied by a tub. The same area can be used for a luxuriously large shower area complete with a bench and sliding doors. You can also maximize the floor space by relocating storage cabinets beside a smaller shower partition. Working with a skilled design-build contractor allows you design a comfortable shower area while making the most of a shower space.
Less Slippery Surfaces
Bathtubs, especially porcelain ones, are not designed to hold your weight when standing. This means every time you take a shower in the tub, you always have to be very careful of your footing. By replacing the bathtub with a shower area, you have a wide selection of floor material that can be installed. Many of these materials are designed to provide friction without being uncomfortable on bare feet, reducing the risks of slipping while bathing.
Also, a bath-to-shower conversion is an opportunity to partially or fully remodel your bathroom. This gives you the freedom to create an entirely new floor plan for your bathroom.