Making the tub to shower conversion has become a popular trend in America. Most people simply don't have enough time in their day to sit and soak in a tub, and the process of cleaning can be more strenuous than necessary. Converting tubs to showers is our specialty at Re-Bath of Arkansas - we've been doing it since 1979! Plus, our DuraBath SSP patented product insures a lifetime warranty on your shower. Theinitial financial investment isn't cheap and because of that, we want you to know what you're getting into when you're make this decision. The good news is, in the long run, the pros outweigh the cons. Here are four benefits of making the tub to shower conversion.
1. Easy to Clean
You'll see a huge difference in the time it takes you to clean a shower versus a tub. Without grout lines, cleaning is a breeze. Plus, if you choose to invest in glass shower doors, you won't have to worry about curtain cleaning -- which notoriously gets dirty more quickly.
2. Saves Time
According to the American Institute of Architects, 60% of people prefer showers over bathtubs. This undeniably correlates to Americans' fast paced lifestyles -- not being able to afford the time and luxury to bathe in a tub. It takes the average person 8 minutes to take a shower, whereas the average bath time is a whopping 19.5 minutes, due to shower draining and filling times. Go with a shower if you want to save time in your day.
3. Easy Access & Safety
Having to climb over a tub can be a challenge for those that don't have good balance or mobility strength. When it comes to accessibility and safety, elderly adults and children can benefit the most from showers. If you're making the tub to shower conversion, consider installing non-slip tiles and handrails to prevent the risk of falling.
4. Energy Efficient
Did you know that a 10 minute shower uses 20 gallons of water? That's 10 gallons less than the average water you use in a bathtub. As we said above, most people take around 8 minutes to shower, so even if you wanted to soak for an extra 2 minutes, you'd STILL be saving more money than if you took a bath. If you've got a tight budget, it'll save you more utility money down the road to make the initial tub to shower conversion. Contact us for a free estimate to get started.