I Need A Shower has renovated hundreds of bathrooms and has three important guidelines for homeowners that want a shower to last for decades to come. “Shower bases are one of the hardest working areas of your house- so how you replace them is crucial to long term use,” says Ally at I Need A Shower Remodeling.
First, be mindful of how slippery your new shower base will be. Remember, you’ll be barefoot in water with soap bubbles! Seek a shower base with slip resistant texture. “I Need A Shower features the industry’s best slip resistant technology that is both gentle on feet and gives adequate grip to prevent slipping.” This will ensure homeowners do not have to replace a shower that is not safe in the future.
Second, remember that shower bases must drain properly to remain safe and damage free. “If a shower base is not sloped properly, water can pool causing irreversible damage and collect puddles of bacteria or fungus.” Install a base that is factory sloped like I Need A Shower’s, or ensure your remodeler precisely slopes your base or invests in pre-sloped substrate. Especially if you are replacing a bathtub with a shower since tubs have proper slopes built into it. Once the tub is removed, the floor beneath is flat and the new shower base must have adequate slope to drain properly!
Third, shop for a lifetime warranty in writing. Many reputable companies will warranty their shower bases for life. Homeowners should warry of any shower remodeler that does not offer a written warranty. “Too many homeowners have to completely tear out and redo their shower remodel within a few years because their shower installers did a poor job and don’t stand behind their work,” states Ally. Prevent future heartache by hiring a shower remodeler with a formal warranty.
Follow these three guidelines for your shower remodel, and you will have an investment that will last for years!
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