A bathtub to shower conversion makes sense for families that rarely use the tub. A shower can provide a much needed update to any bathroom. A shower conversion provides more space than a bathtub and makes the entire bathroom look and feel larger. A shower conversion is easier to install and more economical than a new tub replacement.

Transform an old tub into a safe and easy to maintain shower. Seniors enjoy greater accessibility with a low-profile shower conversion option. This is an important feature considering as much as 25 percent of slip and fall accidents involving seniors 64 and older occur upon entering or exiting bathtubs. Other safety accessories that can be added to the shower include a bath and shower chair and a grab bar or safety bar. Not to mention, a non-slip treatment applied to the bottom of the shower makes conventional bath mats unnecessary.

A bathroom to shower conversion is usually a simple renovation. It may involve a complete removal of the tub followed by the installation of a one-piece shower surround. It may also involve removing a section of the side of the tub to create a low-profile entry to the tub. The bulk of the work is completed in about a day and involves less clean-up than a total remodel.

A shower enclosure is available a variety of styles and colors. Choose from acrylic, fiberglass or custom-tile enclosures. Acrylic serves a popular choice because it resists cracks, chips and dents. It also discourages mold and mildew growth, thus allowing for easy maintenance.

Grout is not necessary because the shower enclosure fits snugly over an existing tub and wall. In most instances, the shower is installed with silicone to prevent leaks. It is treated to resist fading caused by UV rays. Find out more about a bathtub to shower conversion today.

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Jonathan Blocker is an avid business and travel writer. He has been traveling on commercial airlines and air charters for several years.