Shower Stall Installation Tips
As bath and shower remodeling experts, we’re here to supply you with the shower stall installation tips that you need before getting started. Installing a new shower stall or replacing an old one is a great remodeling option for homeowners who want to revamp their bathrooms without going through an extensive remodel. Here are some important tips to consider before getting started with your new shower stall installation:
Choose Low-Maintenance Materials
Your shower stall will take a beating over the years from daily use. Nevertheless, you’ll want it to continue to look great; bonus points if that goal can be accomplished with minimal maintenance. To ensure your shower is easy to maintain, it’s important to choose a low-maintenance material.
Before beginning your project, you’ll want to choose a shower base and wall surrounds made from a durable, non-porous material like acrylic. Not only is this material option ideal for temperate climates, like baths and showers, but it also reduces the amount of scrubbing, cleaning, and other maintenance requirements needed to keep your shower stall looking like new.
Take Precise Measurements
Precise measurements are essential for your shower stall installation. A poorly fitted replacement is nothing but an eyesore in your bathroom. Not to mention, it can quickly become the source of other expensive problems. For example, water that gets behind the stall can lead to dangerous mold and mildew growth as well as damage the walls of your bathroom—both of which can require extensive repairs.
Use Watertight Sealants
A single-piece shower unit is not without its benefits—the best: a seamless profile that prevents leaks. Traditional and single-piece units, however, can still form seams where moisture can slowly damage the frame, walls, and flooring around the shower. While measures are usually taken during installation to prevent this water damage from occurring, moisture can still find a way into your bathroom walls. The best way to avoid these mishaps is with proper sealants, which should be placed along the joints of the shower floor and wall.
Partner With a Professional
A shower stall installation is a project best left to the experts. Why? While a DIY project may at first seem like a more affordable option, you’ll soon discover that shower installation mistakes are almost too easy to make— potentially leading to pricey repairs or expensive damage. When searching for contractors to complete your shower replacement, you’ll want to look for trained and experienced professionals. With a partner like this, you can rest easy, knowing your new shower stall will be perfectly fitted and installed in your home according to best practices.
A BathWraps shower is a great option for homeowners planning a shower stall installation. These showers are guaranteed to never crack or fade, feature Silver Shield™ anti-microbial protection for easy maintenance, and are guaranteed for as long as you own your home. Contact us today to find a dealer near you.