Ready to give your bathroom an upgrade? Investing in a bathtub replacement or shower replacement offers dual benefits: a fresh look and a new feel—literally.
Let’s Talk Tubs
Assuming you’re ready to swap yours out, rather than simply refinishing it, your first decision is all about material:
Acrylic: The most cost-efficient and durable option, acrylic tubs come in many shapes, styles, and sizes and are easy to clean.
Fiberglass: One of the least expensive options, but not known for retaining heat well.
Enameled cast iron: Heavier than other styles of tub, requiring a reinforced bathroom floor. Unlike fiberglass, enameled cast iron holds heat in particularly well..
Enameled steel: Costs and weighs less than cast iron, but requires more maintenance and isn’t as durable.
Cultured marble: Although expensive and not highly durable, cultured marble appeals to homeowners most concerned with aesthetics.
Did You Know: There’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to bathtubs; they come in different widths and depths, as well as slight design variations.
The Scoop on Showers
Showers come in a variety of materials as well, from fiberglass and acrylic (inexpensive, but not especially durable) to tile (a bit more expensive but much easier to care for) to stone (beautiful, but high maintenance), and more. With a shower replacement, you’ll have some other decisions to make, such as single- or multi-piece units, door configurations, and type of shower base (pan or tray).
When it comes to shower and tub replacements, materials aren’t the only consideration. Choosing the right size unit—for your space and water heater capacity—is critical, and electrical concerns may come into play if you’re considering a whirlpool tub. Removing your old shower or tub can be tricky, and proper plumbing and installation is often best left to a professional.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has more than 30 years of experience replacing tubs in St. Louis bathrooms. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.
Give us a call at 314-645-6350 or fill out the contact form here to request a bid.