Tub Shower Combo
The primary reason an individual would purchase a tub shower combo is limited space. They may be remodeling, building an addition or even a new house.
At one time the only way to have a combination of a tub and shower was with tile surrounding the tub. This was satisfactory in the beginning, but as time went on, the grout would begin to crack and discolor. The cleaning time and the need to re-grout have been replaced with the new tub shower combo option.
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The cost of a tub shower combo can vary from relatively inexpensive to high end with polished brass or nichol finish shower head and facets. If replacing an existing fixture, then you could put in a readymade tub shower enclosure which usually comes in 2-3 sections for ease of installation. This is an efficient and cost saving method. The materials used are usually acrylic over fiberglass which is strong, stain resistant and allow for easy cleaning. If you purchase a one piece unit be sure to measure your doorway as they are usually larger, take more space in the bathroom and heavier than the sectional units. The result you desire can be the same. Both look like one piece when installed properly. The tub is slip resistant, no more mats to purchase and clean. Colors are also available for that custom bathroom look. They are water tight and the sections can be adjusted to fit those uneven and out-of-plumb walls, especially in older homes.
Time is another factor to consider. With our busy schedules, we just don’t have the time to wait days for the old tile method. Often a new tub shower combo can be completed in a day or two. Within a few days you can have a new bathroom.