Our Tub to Shower Conversion Process
1. Tub section cut out & removed
Figure 1 - The Tub Cut
Our walk in shower conversion begins with cutting and removing a section from the side of the homeowner's existing bathtub.
2. Copying the tub’s profile.
Figure 2 - Copying the Tub’s Profile for Customization
With the section removed, we then trace homeowner’s tub profile onto a sheet of cardboard. This traced outline will be cut out to serve as a template for transferring the tub’s profile onto a blank insert.
3. Customizing the insert to the opening
Figure 3 - Customizing the Insert Cut to the Tub
The template is traced onto a blank insert, thus customizing the step to the profile of the homeowner’s existing tub.
4. Step insert is fitted into opening
Figure 4 - Step Insert is Fitted into Opening
The cut step insert is fitted onto the homeowner’s tub. Note that the insert goes over the opening, rather than into the opening. This feature encloses any chipped edges incurred during the cut to keep them from rusting. An infrastructure can be seen inside the opening. This will provide support should the home-owner choose to step on it. The insert has a rough stepping surface to avoid slipping during entry and egress.
5. Step insert is sealed over the opening
Figure 5 - Step Insert is Sealed over the Opening
The insert is finally sealed and fitted to the opening and ready for showering the next day!
NOTE: All tubcuts leave a 2”-3” lip on the inside lip of the tub. When covered with a shower curtain, this lip keeps the shower spray inside the tub. All conversion processes preclude the use of shower doors.
Walk-in Insert Specifications
|Step in heights:||5”-7”||4” - 6”|
|Opening width:||24”||18” - 36”|