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Can any tub be converted into a shower and vice-versa?

Can any tub be converted into a shower? What about transforming a shower into a bathtub?

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Growing up, our parents always said “anything is possible.” But as you grow older you start to realize that perhaps maybe not just anything is feasible when it comes to home improvement.

One common bathroom improvement we’re often asked about are tub-to-shower conversions, and the other way around, shower-to-tub. The good news is that in this case: almost anything is possible! However, there are a few parameters to think about if you’re considering converting these spaces in your dream bathroom.

Plumbing Possibilities

The best part of a tub-to-shower or shower-to-tub conversion is that our master plumbers typically do not have to move plumbing. This can be one of the biggest headaches of any bathroom remodel, and Bath Expo’s approach to conversions can be a big relief. Because you aren’t moving water supply or drain lines, we can make simple modifications to save you big money on plumbing costs.

You can rest assured that any simple issues will be completed by some of the most experienced and qualified professionals around because we only perform this work with master plumbers. The best part is it often can happen in as little as one day.

Functionality & Space

Converting a tub to a shower is can generally be done within the footprint of your existing bathtub. If you remove the tub, you are left with plentiful footprint to build a luxurious shower . If you have a free-standing tub or a window: don’t rule out the conversion. We can usually plan around these kinds of challenges.

On the other hand, converting a shower to a tub may be a bit more complex, depending upon the current dimensions of your shower. Because most building codes specify that the floor of a shower stall should at least be 30 inches square, you may end up short on space for the new tub.

Either way, don’t worry too much, our design consultants can help plan a conversion to meet your specific desires while maximizing the available space in your bathroom. Also, if you ever change your mind about the conversion, the great news is that it is incredibly easy to reverse.

Features & Fixtures

No matter the bathtub or shower, Bath Expo can personalize your new space with matching fixtures and tons of features so that it’s perfect.

If you’re considering a tub-to-shower conversion, one thing to think about is your shower door. If you have a smaller bathroom, a sliding glass door can maximize space. If you’d prefer a hinged door, we’ll plan and allocate space for the door to open and close.

Both of these kinds of conversions come with different benefits for cleaning and safety. With tons of options for seating, grab bars, shelving and more, Bath Expo can help you choose the right accessories to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable.

Curious to see if you can convert your shower or tub?

Let our experts do the hard work. Beginning with accurate measurements and a solid design plan, we guide you through the process. Don’t forget: most simple tub-to-shower conversions take as little as a day to complete. Get started today with a free quote.

Transforming Your Bathroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

Transforming Your Bathroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

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We know the feeling. You’ve spent enough time “sprucing up” the bathroom and you’re officially ready for a true transformation. Here’s what to expect when working with Bath Expo on your new dream bathroom.

Get a free bathroom remodel quote.

Now that you’re ready to make a change, the first step is a free quote created specifically for your needs. We can either visit your home or schedule a virtual consultation to review the bathroom’s biggest pain points. This consultation lasts about 60-90 minutes and our design expert will listen to your goals and recommend design options based upon your style and budget. They will also take accurate measurements of your space to ensure an accurate quote.

During the consultation, we can show you a variety of solid surface products including showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs as well as faucets and fixtures. You may be considering a bathtub conversion that transforms an old, worn-out tub into a sparkling, new walk-in shower. If there are specific safety needs to address, we’ll work with you to find a cost-efficient and hassle-free solution.

Our experts will evaluate everything involved in your project and will provide you with an exact quote that won’t come with any pricing surprises.

Watch the transformation.

Did you know your dream shower or bath could take as little as one day to complete? Before beginning any demolition or tearing out the old stuff, we’ll go over the remodeling timeline and prepare your family for the big change. Depending on the scope of your remodel and products needed, everything could be complete in a day or just a few short weeks.

Bath Expo’s team includes certified master plumbers who take pride in their work and also undergo rigorous training. No matter the challenge, our team is fully equipped to handle it, leaving you with a safe and beautiful bathroom. They’ll properly deal with plumbing, install a vapor barrier, cement backerboard and waterproof membrane to protect your home. Our crew will carefully install the wall surround of your choosing, if needed.

Finally, we’ll haul off old material and will walk you through all the features of your new shower or bath

Relax and enjoy your new shower or bath!

Because our solutions are low-maintenance and backed by a limited lifetime warranty, your beautiful new shower or bath will last for years to come. Because solid surfaces are specially engineered for cleanliness, caring for your bathroom is a breeze. Never again will you need an abrasive product or scratchy scrubbing pad. Simply use a soft cloth and a cleaner as simple as vinegar and water to loosen any mineral deposits or soap scum. Because solid surface solutions are inherently antimicrobial, germs and bacteria will be the last thing on your mind!

Our mission is to make every client a customer for life. We know that you’ll love your new bathroom for the entire lifetime of your home. Just like Nancy, whose shower we replaced in 2017:

“Fabulous! I am very happy. The process was fairly painless, and it turned out even better than expected. We think the color should be called Cafe Au Lait, so beautiful. Those installers were very sweet and helpful – Mikey and Marvin were just wonderful. They stayed until 10:30 to finish. They are such hard workers, and I truly appreciate all their efforts. I usually worry about having people in my house and they made me feel very comfortable.”

Remember, you don’t have to wait for your dream bathroom! We’re here to help. Reach out for a free, no-commitment quote or to discuss financing options today.

Skeptical of solid surface acrylic bathrooms? Get the facts from Bath Expo.

Skeptical of solid surface acrylic bathrooms? Get the facts.

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As one of the germiest rooms in your house, the bathroom is the space where quality materials matter the most. Not only should your shower or tub provide comfort but its construction should stand the test of time while keeping your family safe. Compared to stone, tile, granite and many other materials, solid surface acrylic offers an inherently sanitary and bacteria-resistant option for bathroom remodels with minimal upkeep.

Even the most skeptical homeowners can’t argue with these surprising facts about solid surface acrylic products like showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs:

Bacteria Proof

As a non-porous, hygienic material, solid surface acrylic creates an environment that is unfriendly to bacteria. All of our bathroom products are made from 100% virgin acrylic infused with Silver Shield™ Technology. It’s an FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology used in hospitals and medical facilities. How does it work? Silver ions attack microbe cells by continually emitting charges that can penetrate microorganisms, preventing bacteria from growing and reproducing. With seamless installation, harmful bacteria can’t hide in gaps or crevices. You won’t have to worry about mold or mildew either since all installations are handled by our master plumbers, with a keen eye for fine craftsmanship and sanitation.

Stain Resistant

Ranging in countless textures, styles and colors, acrylic material is luxurious and beautiful in any home. It is completely customizable, so you can choose the base color, wall surround and accessories you want to create the bathroom of your dreams. Because it is naturally impermeable, stains simply can’t penetrate the surface. Acrylic is also extremely durable, resisting chipping, cracking and denting. While materials like granite need to be sealed and maintained to resist staining, with acrylic, your maintenance is simply properly cleaning surfaces.

Easy To Clean

Our solid surface products mimic the appearance of granite, marble or stone without complex cleaning routines. Disinfecting is a breeze and won’t break your back. It’s perfect for busy families and anyone with mobility concerns because you’ll never have to use an abrasive cleanser that requires scrubbing. We recommend cleaning with a soft cloth or sponge and an approved cleaner. Your bathroom remodel is protected with our limited lifetime warranty as long as you own your home. You’ll have peace of mind and a germ-free home.

Is it the best choice for your bathroom?

We’ve remodeled thousands of bathrooms throughout Texas and firmly believe that acrylic showers, bathtubs and walk-in tubs are an excellent choice for homeowners. It’s why we offer top of the line products from Jacuzzi® and BathWraps and guarantee 100% satisfaction for our customers. Read our reviews and you’ll discover the difference.

Bringing HOPE with Baths For The Brave

Sharing hope has always been a goal of Bath Expo & Window Expo – that is why we strive to improve the lives we touch… with every project! The highlight of our year is getting to partner with Baths for the Brave each November to renovate a deserving Veteran’s Bathroom to thank them for their service. In 2019, we were blessed to renovate the bathroom of Keith and Brenda Murphy – two veterans who served in the U.S. Army in Korea. After returning to the states, Keith was in a serious accident that forced the family to make the difficult decision to amputate his left leg above the knee. Despite the hardships they faced, the family was so full of joy and incredible HOPE!

Life with one leg makes basic tasks more difficult, and while Keith had found ways to maneuver well for the most part, bathing still proved to be a challenge. For most Baths for the Brave renovations around the country, companies were taking an existing bathtub and turning it into a low-threshold shower so that the Veterans could roll in or easily step in. Keith asked for his renovated bathroom to include a tub and grab bars placed in specific positions so that he could use them to soak or stand. With our customized bath solution, we were able to position safety grab bars exactly where Keith could use them, and the results were beautiful.

Throughout the whole project, Keith and Brenda were so kind and thankful – we were supposed to be bringing them hope through a new bathroom, but they brought our team more hope than we could have ever imagined. It was truly our pleasure to serve Keith and Brenda and meet many of their friends at our reveal party. Bringing stories of hope like these to our community are what Bath Expo & Window Expo strive for. Watch the video below for more of their story, and to see the before and after of their bathroom!

Get the Most Value Out of Your Bathroom Renovation

Get the Most Value Out of Your Bathroom RenovationYou likely use your bathroom multiple times a day. It’s the place you go to when you need to take a shower or bath, shave, or get ready for work, so you’ll want yours to look good and be equipped with comfortable and useful features. However, if your bathroom is an eyesore or has a tub or shower that is less than ideal, you may be considering a bathroom renovation. While undergoing a bathroom renovation can be an exciting time, you’ll want to take the time to carefully plan it so you can get the most value out of this project. Below are some tips to help you with your bathroom renovation project:

Come Up With a Plan

The first and one of the most important steps of any bathroom renovation project is the planning process. You’ll want to decide what type of remodeling project you want to do, whether full or partial. Once you figure that out, make a list of everything you want to change so you can start your search for products.

Determine Your Budget

It’s very important that you come up with a realistic budget for your bathroom remodel. Look at your finances and determine how much you can afford to put into this type of project. Once you get this figured out, you’ll have a sense of what types of materials and projects will be most feasible for you.

Decide on the Details

Now that you have a plan and a budget, it’s time to get a little more specific. If you’re planning on a full remodel, it’s time to choose things like the type of material you want your countertops and flooring to be made out of, if you want a vanity sink, bathing options, and more. If you’re opting for a partial remodel, take a lot of time to make sure you choose a bathing option that will meet all of your needs.

Choose a Dependable Company

The most important step when considering a bathroom remodel is picking a reputable company you can trust. After all, if you choose an inexperienced company, you might end up with products that don’t look or function how they should. Even worse, you may end up with a company that promises a quick project but ends up taking much longer than promised, rendering your bathroom unusable for who knows how long. When choosing a company, make sure to check their reviews and ask for pictures of their past projects to help you determine if they’re a company you can trust with your bathroom renovation.

Turn to Bath Expo for Your Bathroom Renovation Project

Bath Expo offers wet area bathroom renovation options to homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas, as well as throughout Central Texas. This type of remodel consists of just remodeling the bathing area of a bathroom. If you have a bathtub or shower in your home that is outdated, dirty, or is just not giving you the bathing experience you desire, this type of remodel is for you. We offer a variety of bathtub and shower options that can be customized in a variety of color, design, and accessory options, allowing you to choose a product that meets your functional needs and aesthetic preferences. What’s more, we can typically complete this type of renovation in just a day or two, so you won’t have to deal with a long and expensive remodeling process.

If you’re interested in having a new bathtub or shower installed in your Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, or Central Texas home, contact the experts at Bath Expo today. We would be happy to schedule a free, in-home consultation with you so we can discuss our options with you in more detail.

Bath Expo Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Bath Expo is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Bath Expo is committed to integrity, excellence and service. We do so much more than just provide top-of-the-line products – we put our customers first in everything we do. As a Texas-owned company, we are honored to help our fellow Texans make their homes more beautiful and functional with new shower, tub-to-shower conversion and Jacuzzi® Walk-In Bathtub products.

Bath Expo has been listed on Angie’s List since 2013. This is the second year Bath Expo has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.


For over two decades, Angie’s List has provided trusted reviews and information to help millions of consumers make smart hiring decisions. Angie’s List offers more than 10 million verified reviews in over 700 service categories, providing its members a credible resource for researching and comparing local service providers. Angie’s List is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is an operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ:ANGI).


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How to Make the Most of Your Bathroom With a New Shower

Save Space and Embrace Style with a New Shower Installation

When you ditch the tub and upgrade to a shower, you save plenty of space. The thought of converting to a shower might be stressful, but a bath remodel can be a lot simpler, cheaper, and faster than you think with Bath Expo. Here’s what you need to know before you tackle a shower installation.

Recognize Your Bathroom’s Space

Replacing a clunky tub with a shower is a commitment, so the first thing you need to be sure of is how much space you have to work with. According to Houselogic, building codes typically stipulate a shower floor that’s 30 x 30 inches; the National Kitchen and Bath Association suggests 36 x 36 inches to ensure a little more room.

You’ll also want to be sure that there’s space for a shower door to swing freely, avoiding any wall or toilet that might be in the way. A 30-inch or so buffer should suffice. Unless, of course, you opt for a sliding shower door or a partial glass panel, both great options for cozy bathrooms!

To Curb or Not to Curb

There are plenty of choices when it comes to the design of your new shower, foremost of which is the shower pan, a.k.a. the floor of your shower. Most showers opt for a “curb,” or a small lip to step over that helps keep the water where it’s supposed to be—headed for the drain.

Curb-free showers, on the other hand, allow you to walk (or roll a wheelchair) right in. However, this requires the shower floor to be lowered, or the entire bathroom floor to be heightened, which can be a costly process. Know your budget limitations before you decide!

Pipes Galore

Much less fun than picking your style is making sure all your plumbing is in place. If you’re tearing out a tub rather than starting from scratch, you’ll need to retrofit the plumbing. Pipes must be inspected, the framing and subfloor must be checked for mold and mildew, and the wall must be tiled, covered in glass block, or replaced by a fiberglass kit to ensure it stays watertight and prevents damage to your home.

Make It Simple

All of this may seem like a lot. Trust us, we know. So let Bath Expo eliminate the stress and provide a custom shower installation! Our designers will come to your home, take measurements and photos, and talk with you about your options. Once you’ve settled on a custom shower that maximizes your space and works with your budget, we’ll come back and have the whole project installed in as little as a day or two. And we stand by our products—they’re so durable, they include a lifetime warranty.

Don’t delay your long-awaited bath remodel any longer! Give us a call and speak to one of our bath-to-shower remodel experts, or fill out our easy online form to request a free consultation and transform that cramped bathroom today!

Three-Quarter or Full Bathroom?

No matter what your dream bathroom looks like, Bath Expo of Texas is a leader in the bathroom remodeling industry with the skills and experience required to make your dreams come true. Whether you know exactly what you want or you’re unsure and just checking your options out, we’ve got custom solutions that meet your needs. Check out two of the most desirable bathroom types below..

Three-Quarter Bath

Three-quarter bathrooms feature a shower, toilet, and sink. In rare instances, particularly in older homes, you may find a tub rather than a shower in a three-quarter bath. If you want to keep your three-quarter bathroom but prefer showering to soaking in a tub, consider a cost-effective bath conversion and transform your tub into a shower. This style of bathroom is perfect for you if you want a complete-feeling bathroom, but don’t have a ton of space to work with.

Full Bath

Building on the three-quarter bathroom, a full bath has a tub, shower, toilet, and sink. Without all four of these components, the bathroom does not qualify as a full bath, even if real estate agents say otherwise. Full bathrooms are arguably the most valuable to your home as they feature both a tub and a shower, but they can also be quite large, limiting space in your home.

Shower/Tub Combo

Can’t decide which bathroom style suits you? Get the best of both worlds by choosing a bathroom that features a tub and shower combo. Tub/shower combo bathrooms are the perfect solution for those anyone who likes bathing and showering, or for families with young children who need the convenience of a shower with tub space for bathing little ones.

Combine form and function without compromising space in your bathroom by choosing Bath Expo of Texas for a convenient tub shower combo. For more information regarding our bathroom remodeling services and how we can help you create maximum value and functionality in your home, give us a call today. You can also complete our online form to request additional info and a free, no-obligation project estimate.

New Bath or Shower In as Little as a Day or Two!

The phrase “shower replacement” can induce stress in any homeowner—and for good reason! A replacement shower often entails huge expenses, lengthy installations, and unknown workers trudging in and out of your home. At Bath Expo of Texas, we’ve heard these concerns before, and that’s why we’ve designed a shower replacement process that is affordable, quick, and comfortable for you. Plus, our showers are completely customized to your exact specifications! Whether you need an accessible upgrade or a style makeover, our courteous professional installers can have your customized shower ready for use in just a day or two.

Three Reasons You Should Definitely Visit Bath and Shower Remodeling Showrooms

Think about the last major purchase you made. Was it a car? An expensive entertainment center? Or maybe it was your home.

Whatever it was, you surely didn’t go into it blind. Depending on the item, you probably read reviews online, visited several stores around town, and made a few in-person visits before signing on the dotted line.

So why should bath and shower remodeling be any different? Like any other major investment, it pays to fully explore your options before committing to a bath conversion or remodel—and there’s no better way to do that than by visiting a local showroom.

Why You Should Check Out Bath and Shower Remodeling Showrooms

We know you’re busy and that it can be difficult to justify adding another thing to your long to-do list. But with over a decade of experience here at Bath Expo, you can trust us when we say that visiting a showroom is worth the time. Here are just three reasons why:

1. You can see popular bath systems in person.

If you think you know exactly what you want for your bath and shower remodeling, you’d probably be surprised just how many homeowners change their mind when they view all the options in person.

For example, some bath systems look beautiful in glossy remodeling magazines…but would only make your master bath feel cramped. Similarly, some people think they want a walk-in tub but then realize how stylish and comfortable a roll-in shower can be.

By seeing the various bath systems in person, you don’t just see the features—you see yourself using them. And this difference is key.

2. You can see the real colors and textures.

In the same way, viewing your bath conversion options in person allows you to make educated decisions about styling. This is important because despite how far technology has come today, computer screens still cannot give an accurate representation of many colors.

By stopping by a bath and shower remodeling showroom, you can:

  • View the many colors available
  • Feel the texture and weight of various materials
  • See how you like colors and textures in combination
  • Mix and match different hardware finishes and trims

3. You can get expert help from trained professionals.

Some people avoid going to showrooms because they think they’ll be annoyed by heavy-handed salespeople or pressured into buying something they don’t want. And while we definitely can’t speak for all bath conversion companies in Texas, we can tell you that this is not the experience you’ll have at Bath Expo’s DFW showroom.

Instead, you’ll see friendly faces who are ready to let you guide your own experience. If you want a lot of help, we’re here! And if you don’t, we’ll let you browse our expansive space and approach us if and when you’d like to.

Visit Bath Expo’s Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom to See the Magic for Yourself!

Stop by the Bath Expo DFW showroom to view your bath and shower remodeling options with absolutely no pressure, or contact us now to get all your questions answered and schedule a free, no-obligation estimate in your home!