It can be quite frustrating to find that your bathroom, even with all the best faucets and fittings, is not up to current standards, and you realize that you are in need of a quality shower replacement bath. There are many things to consider when replacing your old bath with a new one. There are of course the color and design of the bathroom, but there are also some important safety and plumbing considerations to be made as well. When you are looking for quality and a fair price, there are a few things that you should consider.
Safety First – with any electrical installation it is of paramount importance that safety is the first thing that should be considered. While installing the new shower, or a new bath for that matter, you will be working with electricity so you need to make sure that any electrical wires or connections are properly connected. You should also make sure that the bathtub drain has no leaks or openings and that it is completely clear. Even when the pipes are clear and the bathtub is in place you should always be cautious when using power tools and you should make sure that the new bathtub drain is attached properly and plugged off from the main plumbing.
Quality Replacement Baths – when choosing quality shower replacement bath you may want to choose a more modern bathtub design. Some people like to add a nice claw foot tub to their bathroom and this is a great addition to a bathroom that has a nice minimalist design. A modern bathtub can be made of various types of material such as fiberglass, acrylic, porcelain, glass, and many other types of materials. You should do some research online and talk to other people who have recently added a new tub to their bathroom before deciding on the type of material that you would like to use.
Price – while installation costs can vary widely, prices do not usually vary much on the actual shower unit itself. Most of the time the price of the unit will include installation as well as the cost of labor to have the job completed. When talking to different plumbers make sure that you ask them about the installation costs. The price that they charge should include not only the unit itself but also the installation of the unit as well as the plumbing that are necessary for the installation. Some plumbers that you talk to about the prices that they charge will actually come into your home to do the installation for you. If you are not comfortable with this then you should always look for someone that is able to come into your home and does not want to charge you an arm and a leg to do the job.
Installation – quality showers will usually come with a lifetime warranty. This warranty will cover any problems with the shower over the life of the warranty. You should always check this out before you buy so that you are sure that it is an expensive item that you are getting. If you are unsure as to whether or not the product you are looking at is going to have a good warranty, you should always ask the salesman that is showing you the product to ask whether or not the warranty applies to the shower that he or she is showing you.
Prices – never assume that the prices of shower replacement baths are going to be the same. There are some companies that have more expensive products than others, and those companies will usually offer more attractive discounts on their products. You should shop around so that you can get a good deal and enjoy a shower replacement bath for many years to come.