Shower Installation – How to Get the Right Shower Size

Bathroom remodeling is no longer a hassle with shower installation specialists. You don’t have to know how to work with plumbing drains, waste plumbing lines, or shower pan arrangements; nor do you have to worry about caulking leaks and tile cracks. Instead, when installing a new shower in a new bathroom, you can rest assured that it will come together properly with no problems at all.

Shower Installation Price. The average range for a well-installed shower containing the base, walls, plumbing, and other essentials is between seven thousand and ten thousand dollars. Usually, most folks just pay around seven thousand for a basic forty x forty-inch walk in shower with ceramic tile walls and Speakman showerhead, while an upscale sixty-x-60-inch slab shower without a door and with a built-in bench costs as much as ten thousand dollars.

Installing a wet room is much more involved than installing a shower. A wet room must be completely waterproof, of course. Then, the floor of the room must be lined with vinyl siding to provide additional waterproofing, or with lumber shingles laid on top. There are also several options for installing a walk-in tub. One option is to build an entirely new bathroom incorporating a wet room.

The walls of a walk-in shower must be non-combustible. In order to create the illusion of having a fireplace and a hearth, a traditional brick-and-mortar bathroom would need brick exterior walls and brick interior walls. If building a new bathroom, then you would need to build the walls and floor of the shower pan inside a pre-existing dry walled bathroom, or build a new bathroom with drywall. The latter option will obviously cost more than building from scratch.

The walls of the wet room must be insulated. Standard shower panels consist of a waterproof liner with an attached vapor barrier. More energy efficient fiberglass shower pan liners are available, but these too cost more than traditional fiberglass pans. At the same time, since more energy efficient fiberglass pans require less mortar and less sealing, they are less expensive than traditionally sealed pans.

Las Vegas bathroom remodeling company use three standard measurements to determine bathroom shower dimensions. These are the minimum size required by state law, the maximum size that can be legally used, and the average size of average persons (usually forty-six inches by forty-eight inches by thirty-two inches). While these guidelines are helpful, it is more important to find out what will work best in your area. Measure not only the area that you have to cover, but also the space around the edge or sides of the pan that will get wet if used. You may need to add space to cover the edges of a wall as well.