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How To Convert A Bathtub Into A Luxury Walk In Shower

Converting a bathtub into a shower is not as difficult as you may think. If you don’t use your bathtub for bathing, why not convert your old ugly bathtub into a walk in shower? There are some new types of shower panels that are absolutely amazing. These shower panels have multiple water jets and can make taking a shower an “experience”. So if you are going to convert your tub into a shower be sure to install one of these as you will not regret it. Removing an old tub and converting it into a shower involves tearing out ALL the old stuff including the bathtub, walls (tiles), hardware, and some flooring. See below for a brief step-by-step on turning your old bathtub into a luxury walk in shower.

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Here are the supplies needed and average cost to convert a bathtub into a luxury shower:
Glass Shower Doors (make sure you get the correct size): $600
Tile and Grout: $700
Blue Ocean Shower Tower: $400
Kerdi Shower Kit with Floor, Drain, Curb and Membrane (make sure you get the correct size): $475
Cement Board, Mortar, Plumbing, Wood: $300

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_02Step 1. Begin by turning off water and removing everything, walls, tub, etc.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_01Step 2. Reposition drain, and other plumbing as needed according to shower panel being installed.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_03Step 3. Relocate drain and the plumbing pipe for the new shower panel.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_04Step 4. Once drain and plumbing is positioned, install the flooring.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_05Step 5. The shower flooring has been installed and the shower drain hole has been cut.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_06Step 6. Measure and cut the cement board and install it from floor to ceiling. Cut holes for water outlets.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_07Step 7. Here is where you install the Kerdi Shower Kit with Floor, Drain, Curb and Membrane.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_08Step 8. Tile and grout the complete shower from floor to ceiling cutting holes for water outlets and drain.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_09Step 9. Install the luxury shower panel according to instructions included.

Turn A Bathtub Into A Shower_10Step 10. Install shower doors as per instructions, let everything dry and test your new shower!

How to remove tub, fiberglass shower enclosure demo, tear-out video

Complete bathroom shower install time lapse start to finish video

Kerdi Shower System Kit (48″x48″ tray), Schluter-Kerdi-Shower-Kit Schluter Shower System Kit includes: 1 – Kerdi-Shower – ST – Shower tray, 81 cm x 152 cm (48″ x 48″) 1 – Kerdi-Shower – SC – Shower curb, 122 cm x 15 cm (48″ x 6″ x 4-1/2″) 1 – Kerdi 10M – Waterproofing membrane, 1 m x 10 m (3.3′ x 33′) 1 – Kerdi-Band – Waterproofing strip, 125 mm x 10m (5″ x 33′) 1 – Kerdi-Drain – Drain, with integrated bonding flange 4 – Kerdi-Kereck-FI – Pre-formed waterproofing inside corners 2 – Kerdi-Kereck-FA – Pre-formed waterproofing outside corners 1 – Kerdi-Seal-PS – 3/4″ Pipe Seal 1 – Kerdi-Seal-MV – Mixing Valve Seal The Schluter-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT is an all inclusive package containing each of the components required to create a maintenance-free, watertight shower assembly without a mortar bed.

This new luxurious shower panel has just newly arrived to North America and it is one of the best shower panels you can find in the market. It qualifies under the ISO-9001 standard, which can only be acquired by products that went through strict quality control and product inspection. The body of the shower panel is made of high quality stainless steel, and comes with a rainfall shower, a handheld showerhead, and 8 body nozzles.
* Includes a rainfall showerhead, 6 LED light on rainfall shower, a handheld showerhead, and 8 body nozzles
* Shower panel frame is made of high quality stainless steel with brushed finish
* Integrated with thermostatic valve control
* Lightweight and durable
* Unique design for flat wall installation

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