Installing Your New Shower

by | Jul 7, 2017 | Construction and Maintenance

Just because a full bathroom remodel isn’t in your budget, doesn’t mean that your bathroom can’t be modernized in stages. One of these stages may include tub to shower conversions in San Antonio. Once the demolition stage is completed, it is time to install your new shower.


If you are remodeling your bathroom in stages, you are likely on a tight budget. The cheapest and easiest way to handle plumbing when converting your tub to a shower is to retrofit the existing plumbing. It is important to ensure that any plumbing changes you make are up to code, as failure to do so can affect your homeowner’s insurance should you ever have problems with leaking. For this reason, it may be beneficial to consult with a licensed contractor.

Special Considerations

When completing a simple tub to shower conversion, you will want to ensure you have chosen a shower that is the best fit for your space. If doors are involved, they must be able to open and close without being hindered by other fixtures, such as the toilet or vanity. You will also want to ensure the shower has a curb, or some other means of keeping the water from spilling out and flooding your bathroom.


Your shower will come with instructions specific to its make and model. Generally, you will need to put the tray in place before beginning any tile work. It is important to position the shower so that the stall can be secured to a wooden stud.

When beginning your tile work, make sure that the first row of tiling overlaps the top of the tray. Once the tiling is complete, you can install the stall and seal the joints between all of the shower components. Lastly, install the shower valve and connect the plumbing.

Though converting to a shower may seem simple, code requirements make consulting with a professional beneficial.

If you’re looking to do a tube to shower conversion in San Antonio, contact Shaw Company Remodeling at

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