6 Reasons to Convert Your Old Bathtub into a New Shower

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Wonder if it’s worth it to convert your old bathtub into a new shower?

Here are a few questions for you:

  • Can you remember the last time you actually took a long, relaxing bath?
  • Do you prefer quick showers over time-consuming baths?
  • Have an old bathtub which rarely (if ever) gets used?

If you answered “yes” to any (or all) of those questions, then you’re a prime candidate for tub-to-shower conversion from Bath Planet of Toronto.

Besides convenience, there are some other great reasons you should ditch the bathtub (which you don’t use anyway) for a brand new shower.

Reason 1: Improved accessibility

Maybe part of the reason you aren’t keen on baths is because you don’t like stepping over – and into – a high-walled bathtub.

Instead, you want something you can walk into and out of with relative ease.

By converting your sit down bathtub into a walk-in shower, you’ll enjoy simple and safe access each and every time.

Additionally, you won’t have to worry about falling inside a slippery bathtub, which makes it the ideal choice for:

  • Elderly or aging individuals
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with mobility or stability issues

Reason 2: Make your bathroom look bigger than it actually is

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No matter how big your bathroom is – or how it’s laid out – shower remodeling will always make it look bigger than a big, bulky bathtub.

(Something to keep in mind if you plan on selling your home anytime soon).

In terms of actually navigating your bathroom, it’s much easier to move around in a walk-in shower than it is a thick bath wall surround with a narrow basin.

(Something to keep in mind if you love taking long, comfortable, and soothing showers).

Reason 3: Durable and long-lasting

Your bath-to-shower conversion uses acrylic, which is:

  • Resistant to UV rays and won’t lose colour or fade over time
  • Chip, stain, and crack resistant

As mentioned earlier in this blog, you may prefer showers to baths.

If so, you’re not alone.

According to a study conducted by Angie’s List:

  • 90% of people prefer showers to baths
  • 66% of people take a shower every day
  • The average shower length is approximately 7 minutes

Needless to say, your shower gets used. A lot.

With a tub-to-shower conversion, you’ll enjoy a brand new, modern looking bathtub that’s built to last (making it a smart investment for your home).

Reason 4: Easy to maintain. Easy to clean

It takes very little time to clean a tub-to-shower conversion because they’re:

  • Resistant to mold and mildew
  • Able to be cleaned using natural, earth-friendly products (not harsh chemicals)
  • Properly sealed, which prevents water, dirt, and other debris from getting trapped

Reason 5: Choose your style

Chances are your bathtub is white.

And if you like white, you certainly can get a white tub-to-shower conversion.

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However, if you want something different, you have plenty of colour choices to choose from, such as:

Reason 6: It’s easier than you think

At first glance, the idea of transforming your bathtub into a shower sounds messy and complicated.

In reality, it isn’t.

In short, here’s what happens once you’ve scheduled your project with Bath Planet Toronto:

  • Your old tub and associated hardware is removed
  • The shower base is installed to use the same drainage system as your old tub
  • Any new shower wall repairs are made
  • The shower is installed
  • Custom doors and rods are installed

Just like that, you’re old, unwanted, and unused bathtub is now a comfortable, inviting shower you simply can’t wait to use.

Now that you know why you should convert your bathtub into a shower…

…Your next step is to book a FREE in-home consultation with our design expert.

We’ll come to you – no matter where you live in Oakville, Toronto, or Kitchener – and discuss all your tub-to-shower conversion needs.

Book a FREE consultation