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.
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
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $2,475
How to remove tub, fiberglass shower enclosure demo, tear-out video
Complete bathroom shower install time lapse start to finish video
INFORMATION ON THE ALL IN ONE SHOWER KIT:
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.
INFORMATION ON THE SHOWER TOWER:
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