Restore independence with NU2U Refinishing safety tub conversion. Have your existing porcelain, steel, acrylic or fiberglass bathtub converted into a shower unit at approximately 80% less than the cost of remodeling. The tub to shower conversion process involves removing a section of the bathtub wall and then re-creating a lower bathtub wall height for easy access into and out of the bathtub.
Our walk through insert creates a handicap accessible tub to shower conversion in just a few hours. The tub deck section is cut out and removed then our plastic composite walk through insert cap is saddled over the existing tub to create quick and easy access tub access.
Options for Refinishing the Exposed Tub Walls
Once an opening has been cut in the tub wall, the exposed edges of the tub walls need to be refinished. Two options for refinishing the edges are described below.
Tub Cap: A Tub Cap is a prefabricated part that is shaped like an upside down “U”. It gets fixed in place on top of the exposed edges, creating a smooth, finished surface. Tub caps come in pre-fixed sizes, therefore, it is important to cut the opening in the tub wall to exactly match the cap size selected. Be aware, the tub cap does protrude a little bit above the top of the tub wall and outwards from the face of the tub wall (much like a door-frame does around a doorway). As far as we are aware, tub caps are only available in white.
Custom Panels: Some manufactures offer panels that can be custom-cut to exactly match the size of the opening and width of the walls. The panels are secured in place and the edges around the panels are refinished creating a smooth, flush appearance that mimics the look of the existing tub wall.