Tub to Shower Conversion Costs

August 28, 2022

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Why do people turn tubs into showers? Well, there are many reasons. One of those reasons is to add more space to a bathroom.

The Home Depot explains that most types of bathtubs are usually around 60 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 14 to 16 inches high. HomeAdvisor clarifies that standard shower sizes are 36 x 36 inches to comply with the accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You could gain at least 36 inches of space with a tub-to-shower conversion!

Another reason people want tub-to-shower conversions is that showers are great for people with limited mobility compared to a tub. Also, tubs often present homeowners with leaks and water insulation problems. To stop headaches, many chose to get rid of their old tubs and replace them with a waterproof shower.

A Beautiful and Affordable White Shower Resulting From a Tub-to-Shower Conversion
Now, the costs of a tub-to-shower conversion are anything but set. Many factors influence the cost of these kinds of projects.

Factors That Influence Tub to Shower Conversion Costs

Just so you get an idea, the average cost of a tub to shower conversion ranges from $12,000 to $18,000. This cost covers removing the tub, installing the shower panel system, the shower pan, adding glass doors, curtain rods, soap niches, and all other items. However, that estimate is for companies that are not manufacturer direct. And we have found that the price difference is usually related to these three factors.
  • Materials
    Angi (previously Angie's List) explains that when it comes to tub-to-shower conversion costs, materials play an essential role in the quota. For example, tiled showers are usually way more expensive than showers made of acrylic shower liner panels.

    The first material requires a costlier installation, while the second is usually light and easy to handle and can be installed in less than a day. Plus, acrylic shower liner panels are waterproof and scratch resistant, and since there's no grout, there's also no mold and mildew, and can be cleaned easily.

    On the high end, you can also find showers made of marble and porcelain. The costs for a shower made with these materials start at $15 per square foot and can rise to well above many people's budget.

    Shower accessories are also important to consider. For example, some shower pans can easily be twice the cost of the tile, which is another reason why shower liner panels with already included accessories are a budget-friendly way to turn your tub into a shower.

  • Size
    After analyzing the costs of some materials, you need to consider the size of your shower. Bigger showers will require more materials, and the installation will cost more. This is especially true when installing a tiled shower. Regarding shower liner panels, adhering to standard sizes will give you lower prices and more choices.

  • Installation, Removal, and Disposal Costs
    If you choose to replace your tub with a shower because you have a leak, there will probably be some water damage to fix. This will increase installation costs, the materials you choose, and the size of your shower. As we have mentioned before, the cost to install tile, marble, or porcelain goes way beyond that of installing a shower liner panel.

    To give you a general idea, the cost of installing a shower liner panel ranges from $1,200 to $3,600. To install a tiled shower, you would have to spend anywhere from $2,150 to $7,950. And the prices go higher from there.

    Now, the range of removal and disposal costs is generally $150 to $300. However, if your old tub was the heavy claw-foot type, you might need to rent a truck for hauling, which will cost you extra.
It's important to note that the costs listed above are generally from companies that are not manufacturer-direct businesses. These kinds of businesses will be able to provide you with full service, including installation, materials, and disposal, at unbeatable prices.

Choose a Manufacturer Direct Business, Choose Shower Panels Direct

Shower Panels Direct is a USA-based shower panel distribution and installation company offering distribution and installation services to the trade, as well as homeowners and businesses in Rochester, Buffalo, all Western NY, Westchester, Nassau County, Suffolk County, NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. We also distribute panels and related supplies to the entire East Coast.

We are a manufacturer direct business, so there is no middleman, which means big savings. Our owners collectively have over 20 years of experience in the home services space and love to help their customers realize their dream of having a beautiful bathroom at an affordable price.

Call us today at 718-210-5336 or fill out the form in the contact us section to find out just how much money you will save by choosing us to replace your tub with a shower with our company and experience the Shower Panels Direct difference!

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