Our Tub to Shower Conversion Process

Tub cut

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.

Copying tub's profile
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.

Customizing insert to opening
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.

Insert fitted into opening
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.

Step Insert is Sealed over the Opening
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

  Standard Custom
Step in heights: 5”-7” 4” - 6”
Opening width: 24” 18” - 36”