Modern bathrooms vary and some of them feature a bath tub and a shower stall combo, but when the time to replace tub with shower comes the homeowner is concerned if he can do it himself and what to start with.
When you decided to replace tub with shower enclosure, first of all remove the existing tub and framing. If the bath tub was fixed with screws, the process is easy. Some bath tubs are fixed with a special foam and feature a platform. So that you will need tools – a pry bar and a hammer. You will need a helper or better two persons to deal with the stuff as some tubs are very heavy.
When you replace tub with shower pan you need to understand which type of a pan you need now. Plastic units are installed easily, but they are not sturdy. Metal pans are installed on special cement.many homeowners still love cast iron bases for shower. The other prefer modern materials – acrylic pans, for example. The choice usually depends on the bath tub material. If a tub is made of acrylic, to “match” it acrylic pan is chosen.
In case you replace tub with shower insert you may need additional plumbing : more new pipes, faucets and shower head. The work should be better done by a contractor. If you can remove the old bath and shower yourself or with somebody’s help here the skilled master will be needed. Different companies have their own price lists for this kind of work and services. So that the replace tub with shower cost may vary.